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“He’s changed my life,” says Howard, 47, of his son Hero, whom he welcomed with wife Mira Pak in August. “He’s my everything. He’s my new favorite.”
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The new dad clarifies the meaning behind his favoritism as one that’s strictly needs-based.
“You know, we do have favorites as parents! The one that needs us the most becomes our favorite,” he explains.
Howard, who starred in the Fox series Wayward Pines, is also a proud grandfather of two. And while he doesn’t note which of his grandchildren is his “favorite,” he does share that they have an adorable nickname for his younger two sons.
“I’ve got a 4-year-old granddaughter and I’ve got a 2-year-old grandson, and they call Hero and Qirin ‘Baby Uncle,’ ” he says.
— Jen Juneau