The 5 Funniest Celebrity Meet-The-Parents Moments

I guess things are getting serious between Halle Berry and her French “Dark Tide” co-star Olivier Martinez because even though they just started dating a minute ago, Berry brought Martinez home to meet her mom, Judith! The lovebirds reunited in Los Angeles after spending a week apart and the meeting of the momma probably involved the sexy Frenchman saying, “Enchanté,” and offering some her some macarons. Then they probably all laughed about what a joy it is to be beautiful. Presumably, a good time was had by all. [People]

Some celebrities haven’t been quite so lucky with meeting the parents, though. We’ve rounded up those awkward moments, just for you.

  • When Katy Perry brought her bad boy fiancé Russell Brand home to meet her pastor parents, Keith and Mary Hudson, Katy’s dad offered Russell a copy of The Cry, a book described to “release the desperate longing for God’s intervention in your life.” Meanwhile, Brand gave the rents a copy of his autobiography, My Booky Wook, which talks about his past of drugs and ladies. Mother Mary said of the meeting, “Russell must go towards the light and not towards the darkness. Only God can take the very worst person and turn them around for good. You just have to see how the Lord’s will is done. I mean, how many times have your kids disappointed you so profoundly that you wanted to get up from the chair and knock them out?” To which father Keith added, “Russell’s really got a hunger for the supernatural. He’s got a real spiritual hunger.” Woo boy, that was a close one, huh? [Holy Moly]
  • Oh to be a fly on the wall when Marilyn Manson met his now ex-fiance Evan Rachel Wood’s parents. Apparently, Wood’s father used to play Dracula onstage, so they kind of became besties. Wood said of the meeting, “My mom dated rock stars and my dad has played Dracula onstage so they get it. My dad and Manson were getting on really well and talking about vampires when my mom leans over and says ‘I’m sorry are we all on acid?’” Well, who knew Evan Rachel Wood had awesomely weird parents? [Entertainment Wise]
  • I guess Jessica Simpson surprised a few people when she took her ex-boyfriend Tony Romo’s parents to The Olive Garden for their first meeting. Most surprised was the manager of the restaurant who said, “We thought it was a big joke. Jessica Simpson’s not going to the Olive Garden in Janesville, Wisconsin!” Romo was home for a golf tournament and, apparently, Simpson is just really into the Olive Garden? I guess the manager doesn’t feel so great about the place though since he thinks going there is a joke. Whoops! [Snarkerati]
  • Another amazing meet-the-parents story went down when John Mayer was introduced to Jennifer Aniston’s father and stepmom. Apparently, when Jen went to the bathroom, John asked, “How am I doing? I am a wreck.” Everyone laughed and Jen’s stepmom said, “Should we get our score cards out? Like on ‘Dancing With the Stars?’” And John replied, “Exactly. It feels like ‘Dancing with the Stars.’” It sounds like the Jenny and Johnny rom-com script will be super easy to write with all the real-life material! [Anything Hollywood]