People.com Celebrity Parents Howie Mandel talks about his kids By Staff Author Published on October 31, 2006 10:49 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Little Monsters actor Howie Mandel, 50, spoke to Parade Magazine about his life and his children. "I had a very stable and idyllic upbringing. I lost my father when he was 63, but my mother is still alive, and I talk to her every day. I’m close to my brother, and I talk to him every day too. I’ve been married for 27 years, and I have three great children." Mandel and wife Terry have daughters Jackie, 21, and Riley, 14, and son Alex, 17. What has he taught to his children? "What I try to teach my kids, is that life isn’t about making money or getting famous. If you’re doing something you look forward to and it’s fun, then you’ve made it. I happen to be lucky that way. The things that I look forward to and the things that I do for a living are one and the same." Source: Parade Magazine Thanks to CBB reader Mary Beth.