Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song just had a baby—and fans are freaking out

Yes, Kevin McCallister and London Tipton are not only a couple, but now parents, too!

Macaulay Culkin, and Brenda Song attend the sixth biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telecast
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Congratulations, Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song! The Home Alone star and The Suite Life’s London Tipton herself have announced that they’ve welcomed their first child. For millennials around the world—with the '90s fashion nostalgia to boot—the news has left us baffled, feeling very old, and asking: “Wait, when did they even start dating?”

The couple announced the birth of their baby on April 5th, telling Esquire that their son was healthy and happy and that they are “overjoyed”. They also revealed they have named their baby boy Dakota, after Culkin's late sister. 

Macaulay Culkin is perhaps one of the most famous child actors, known for his role as Kevin McCallister in the beloved Home Alone Christmas movies, as well as for Richie Rich, My Girl and American Horror Story. Brenda Song was also a child actor who famously starred in the Disney Channel show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, as heiress London Tipton.

It’s therefore no surprise that this news has left many fans freaking out over two of their childhood favorites being grown enough to have a child together, and how we all missed that they were even a couple.

One Twitter user wrote: “Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song had a baby??? They’re a couple??? When did that happen???”

Another said: “Brenda Song, aka Miss London Tipton/Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior had a baby with Macaulay Culkin aka Kevin McAllister??? BRO WHAT SEASON ARE WE ON!?!”

So here’s everything we know about the new parents:

When did Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song start dating? 

The couple were first linked in 2017, when they were both on the set of the film Changeland. Romance rumors quickly sparked after they were spotted holding hands. 

In 2018 they were linked again when Culkin said on Joe Rogan’s podcast that he wanted to start a family with Song soon and that they had already started “practicing” (TMI!).

They have also appeared on each other’s Instagram accounts over the past few years. Song has previously said they bonded over both being child stars.

She wished Culkin a happy 40th birthday in 2020, saying: “I could sit here and write endlessly about how wonderful, kind, loving, genuine, loyal, honest, brilliant, and hilarious you are, and how grateful I am that I get to share and do this life thing with you.”

Are Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song married? 

As far as we know they’re not, but they have been together for four years and both have confirmed how “great” their relationship is.

With such bombshell news over an iconic union between beloved nostalgic characters, you can imagine the reaction it has sparked, so we’ll just leave some of our favorites here.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.