Sarah Jessica Parker‘s boy is already grown up! The 57-year-old Sex and the city alum took to Instagram on Friday to pen a heartfelt note to her firstborn, James, on his 20th birthday. “Oct. 28, 2022 ‘It was 20 years ago today…’ The plates moved. All the feelings I’ve ever known, deeper, magnified and in brilliant new colors,” she wrote along with three photos of James as a child. “Today the kaleidoscope turns with all the memories. In all the wonderful guises, changes and perspectives you have brought into our lives.”
“Happy birthday my son. I love you so much,” she continued. “Xxx, Mommy”. Sarah’s famous friends took to the comments section of her touching post to join her in wishing James the happiest of birthdays. “Oh happy birthday to the great @jwbr0derick,” Ali Wentworth written with a red heart emoji. “Happy birthday JW! Feels like yesterday,” Andy Cohen ushered in Actress Amy Sedaris added: “He’s adorable!! Happy Birthday James Wilkie The most beautiful lashes then and now.”
James is the eldest child Sarah shares with her actor husband Matthew Broderick60. They are also the loving parents of 13-year-old twin daughters Tabitha and Marion. James lives his life out of the limelight, but he did join Matthew at an event over the summer that featured the actor on the cover of Haute Living magazine. Meanwhile, his sisters joined their parents in September for the premiere of Hocus Pocus 2 in New York City.
The Golden Globe winner shared a sentimental note for her son for his 19th birthday as well. “He is 19. Today. He doesn’t wake up with us. He is in his life. Away. In his studies. Between new friends. Send house details. There is so much to tell,” Sarah wrote to accompany a photo of him. As she mentioned, James is enrolled in college, which he started in 2021. “New adults who make lasting impressions. Open his still young eyes. New thoughts. New books. New and different mornings,” she added sweetly.
“On this one, it’s bittersweet. To not be with him. To wish him the happiest of birthdays. Our Scorpio. Our Oct baby. Our JW. Happy Birthday. Balloons. Candles. Hope every birthday wish comes true,” she continued.
Sarah adores her children and being a mother, calling motherhood “the most completely overwhelming experience” in a 2009 interview with PEOPLE, when her twins were just babies. And in a more recent interview, she revealed how she handles being a parent as a celebrity. “Like any parent, I just try to be present, pay attention, ask questions and then give them the freedom to monitor themselves,” she added. In style in 2021. “Hopefully they will live by our example. It’s difficult, because you want to give them freedom, but as a parent you have to be prepared to sometimes not like your child.”