How Does Anthony Anderson Bond with His Kids? Videos, Memes and Parties in the Carpool Lane
Anderson loves "bumping J. Cole" and driving around with his kids Kyra and Nathan
Having a child who’s starting to drive can be daunting for some parents, but for Anthony Anderson, it’s just a new way for him and his kids to bond.
“We make memes and Snapchats, Instagram posts and all that on the 101,” the comedian tells PEOPLE. “But we were doing that responsibly! I was the cameraman, and my son’s hands were on the 10 and 2.”
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With Nathan at the wheel, Anderson and Kyra are free to goof around.
“Me and my daughter were all over the place, bumping some J. Cole,” Anderson, who hosted the 2016 BET Awards with his Black-ish costar Tracee Ellis Ross. “We were just having a party in the car. We were having a party in the carpool lane.”
While Anderson says that his “children make [him] laugh all the time,” that doesn’t mean they don’t also make him crazy sometimes.
“What drives me nuts about my daughter? Her stubbornness. I wonder where she gets that from,” he says with a laugh. “One time we were having an argument, and she goes, ‘You don’t understand me!’ I was like, ‘You’re right, I don’t. I’m a 45-year-old man, and you’re a 19-year-old young lady. We come from two different worlds!'”
And it’s Nathan’s lack of communication that bothers the Emmy-nominated actor.
“I’ll send him a text or I’ll call and say, ‘Hey man, I sent you a text today, I called you today.’ ‘Oh yeah, Dad, I forgot.’
“‘You forgot to text me back? You forgot to return my phone call? Because I’m pretty sure there’s a girl, or girls, you’ve returned a text or call to,’ ” Anderson explains. “That’s what drives me nuts about my son!”
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— Gabrielle Olya