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Thandie Newton's Kids Day Out

Thandie Newton's Kids Day Out

Thandie Newton and her two adorable daughters — Ripley, 7, Nico, 2 1/2, spend the day at Studio City Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

FYI: The British actress named her daughter Ripley after the character played by Sigourney Weaver in 1979′s Alien and Nico after the cult singer of The Velvet Underground fame. Their father is English writer and director Ol Parker, who Thandie has been married to since 1997.

In movie news, Thandie, 34, has been busy filming the Guy Ritchie-directed film RocknRolla costarring Gerard Butler and Jeremy Piven.

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82 Responses to “Thandie Newton's Kids Day Out”

  1. 1
    Jane Says:

    wow…the hair

  2. 2
    akruti Says:

    wow all im goin 2 say

  3. 3
    nillie Says:

    theyre so cute

  4. 4
    Natalie Says:

    Didn’t know she had kids. How could she push 2 out with that tiny body of hers? lol

  5. 5
    paula abdul Says:

    Guess comb is not a popular thing in that household, pretty kids thou.

  6. 6
    paula Says:

    I didn’t even know she had kids …
    and they look so cute, just like her, who is the father ? I wonder what he looks like.

    And the hair to too funny.. and cute!

  7. 7
    purple gem Says:

    Thandie is so pretty. The kiddos are cute.

  8. 8
    emma Says:

    I knew about her children but hadn’t seen pics of them since they were babies. Wow time flies. Did you all know that Thandie is African royalty via her mother who is a Princess?

  9. 9
    suzy Says:

    cute kids

  10. 10
    brush & comb+perm Says:

    please COMB their hair..they look like old little thandie’s.

  11. 11
    mel Says:

    The kiddies hair is OUT OF CONTROL!! Is that for Halloween? I hope so.

  12. 12
    sha-naye-naye Says:

    Her grill needs fixing on pic 5 and her legs are the size of a pencil.
    Gurl control those kids nap.py wild @ss hair. Get some oil on it. Queen bergamont grease and some rubber bands.

  13. 13
    wouldn'tUlike2know Says:

    wow her younger daughter is soo cute

  14. 14
    bree Says:

    For having a bi-racial mum and a white dad I would have thought these kids would be much paler than they are! I’ll never understand genes.

  15. 15
    JunoFirst Says:

    Nico looks just like Thandie. But seeing this child’s hair, nobody better poke fun of Zahara J-P’s hair.

  16. 16
    pipi Says:

    lol her kids always have hair issues.

  17. 17
    suzy Says:

    # thats genetics for you.

  18. 18
    World Citizen Says:

    BEAUTIFUL girls!!!!! Their gorgeous features and faces would shine and sparkle even more if Thandie combed their hair. They look as if they just rolled out bed. I can understand the chore of combing through a full head of hair (I am African American and my husband is German), and my youngest daughter has my genes – full head of hair just not as kinky as mine, but none the less, a chore to fix, particularly since I do not relax, etc. But this does not mean that you have to have your children going out looking like their hair has not been combed (for days none the less) – even Ripley’s hair looks unattended (it is time to redo the braids). Also, the girls look even more ragged in the clothes they are wearing! Please Thandie, unfortunate as it is, you must “REPRESENT” – there are so few of us in the spotlight!

  19. 19
    G550 Says:

    What IS it with people and hair?? Many Caucasian kids as well have wild or unruly hair until they’re of an age where it’s long enough to control with gadgets (and not do any damage). Just WTF is the big deal, or is ethnicity or unconventionality to be stomped on at all times, even when on a kid’s head?

  20. 20
    Jennifer A. the slutty Says:

    i didn’t know she have kids, that’s the first y’all, they’re cute, love the hair hehe.

  21. 21
    haha Says:

    omg, the little kid’s hair is so cool. it’s a blonde afro. and i don’t get why people always tell the celebs to fix their kids’ hair, all kids hate it when people comb their hair no matter what “race” they are. it’s only natural. no big deal people, they’re still cute.

  22. 22
    SUGAR&SPICE Says:

    Her kids is beautiful! I love their hair! It reminds me of “Freedie” on a different World! I think that her name is Cree Summer! WOW!

  23. 23
    World Citizen Says:

    To G550 and HAHA (and any others that say that the hair is no big deal)…it should not be…but unfortunately it is! We live in a society that places so much emphasis and judgement on looks and these days, unfortunately, on babies of celebrities. It is even more of an issue with people of ethnicity, as they (we) are unfortunately judged first on appearance (skin, hair, clothing, etc…as much as people want to think not or live in a world of make believe). And FYI…the blonde afro is gorgeous…there is just a way to do it without the hair looking completely uncombed (take of look at Jada Pinkett Smith’s/Will Smith’s daughter when her hair is “out”). It is hard to upkeep a child’s hair (I have enough keeping up with my own on a daily basis), but as stated earlier, we live in a society that judges. Why create an additional issue that the children will have to endure?…and trust me…not dealing with a full head of thick, lucious, gorgeous hair on a daily basis, only leaves a HUGE headache and lots of tears when you do (especially for a child)!

  24. 24
    Shango_Hispanico Says:

    @ All the caucasians that don’t get it..

    #1 That type of hair has to be braided. Unlike Caucasian hair, if uncombed you can just pass your hand through it, curly hair is harder to manage, no matter how mixed you are. This is the point where these girls start having issues with their identity. It is easy for them to hate themselves because of it. I KNOW IT IS HARD FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND, BUT MAYBE YOU HAVE TO BE BLACK TO GET IT..

    All during Slavery African/African Americans have been told that their hair is not the norm and have been made to feel bad about it. So yes, hair is a fixation in the AA community.

    Another kid’s hair that makes me scream is Henry Samuels (Klum).. Of course the hair is adorable, but if it isn’t tamed, it would be difficult to manage.

    Hair grooming in the black community has a lot to do with establishing self esteem..

  25. 25
    Nira Says:

    Thandie is growing on me. Better her than all this Zac Vanessa or Angelina pics.

  26. 26
    TERRI Says:

    I think the little girl’s hair looks adorable. Cute kids.

  27. 27
    angelina_mmm Says:

    they are adorable including Thandie :)

  28. 28
    Rae Says:

    Nico is just stunning and it looks like Ripley is very pretty too. I had no idea Thandie had children. Beautiful family!

  29. 29
    Linda Says:

    Beautiful family!
    I love the hair! If I were black, I would have a wicked mean ol’ afro. It looks so cool!
    The girls, especially the older one, looks black in terms of coloring, but her features are white. Funny what happens with biracial kids.
    Love them all!

  30. 30
    Sunny Says:

    These little girls are adorable! Love their hair.

  31. 31
    Shrugging an atlas Says:

    I love the crazy afro hair! Looks cool as, the kid should keep it!

  32. 32
    untamed Says:

    theses kids are cute.but please bi racial is no excuse for them to look like raga-muffins. blonde fro, please make it a nice curly blonde fro. geez.reminds me of seals kids hair.

  33. 33
    Kacky Says:

    They look sad and dirty.

  34. 34
    d holiday Says:

    @32 why do it have to be curly to be nice? if she combed it out bettter, it would be good?

    i agree, their hair should have been done better. as for will and jada’s kids, i think their hair is fine. i wish they would twist the lil girls hair more & leave jaden’s hair in an afro cause they look so much a like you can’t tell one from the other.

  35. 35
    jennifer garner is sweet Says:

    Take them to a beautician and have it permed, it looks unkept. Sad.

  36. 36
    Mimi Says:

    WOW! What a beautiful family! Thandie is just gorgeous, and her kids are so pretty! I love the hair on them!

    I think Nico is my new fave celeb kid. She is stunning!

  37. 37
    lily Says:

    Thandie looks so pretty. Her hands look veiny though. Her kids are soo cute. It’s rare because you never see pics of them. Nico is Thandie’s mini-me and her blond afro is so funny. Very cute indeed. Ripley is very pretty too.

    I do agree with some others that at least Ripley’s hair should have been braided over. It’s clearly long overdue and she’s older and I am sure she would have wanted her hair redone. Nico is younger and probably likes her hair like that. I have a bi-racial niece and she is 19 months and on rare occasions will she sit still to get her hair combed so many times her hair is left in an afro.

    Anyway the kids are very pretty.

  38. 38
    lily Says:

    #35 she Does NOT need to relax their hair.

  39. 39
    mary Says:

    love her t-shirt!

  40. 40
    aryana Says:

    Not trying to get into problems, but my guess is that since Thandie is not American and she comes from a different culture; she and her girls may not have many issues regarding hair looks and grooming and self esteem. They have their whole life to get their hair done, for now, they do not need many things, they look like a happy family on a Sunday Morning.

    Her kids are very cute, and she looks nice.

  41. 41
    lula29 Says:

    It’s funny to me the way Black people, and I’m Black, talk about hair.

    I’m of the belief that you should manipulate a child’s hair as little as possible. No wonder this mixed kids have such long hair when they get older. Their parent’s just let it grow free, without all the braids and nonsense.

    Her kids are too cute.

  42. 42
    Francophile Says:

    40 aryana : 10/29/2007 at 11:31 am
    Not trying to get into problems, but my guess is that since Thandie is not American and she comes from a different culture; she and her girls may not have many issues regarding hair looks and grooming and self esteem. They have their whole life to get their hair done, for now, they do not need many things, they look like a happy family on a Sunday Morning.

    Her kids are very cute, and she looks nice.

    ————

    41 lula29 : 10/29/2007 at 11:34 am
    It’s funny to me the way Black people, and I’m Black, talk about hair.

    I’m of the belief that you should manipulate a child’s hair as little as possible. No wonder this mixed kids have such long hair when they get older. Their parent’s just let it grow free, without all the braids and nonsense.

    Her kids are too cute.

    ——

    ITA with both of you !

    I am Black and European and I don’t see the big deal with those children’s hair ! Their hair are beautiful the way they are andd plenty of kids Blac or White wear their hair unkept, especially mixed ones as their hair are fragile and curly and needs to grow as natural as possible to reach a certain length before treamong them !

    As for the little one, I personally know a young Caucasian woman with the same type of hair …and wild hair do.

    Those kids have pretty hair and the afro is just gorgeous on that beautiful kid ! They don’t need a perm ! They are too young for that and too Eueopean to be all stuck up and obssessed with hair do and perm !

  43. 43
    Cc Says:

    The older one looks like she hasn’t had her hair combed in months, and the little one looks like she has never had her hair combed period!

  44. 44
    Rei Says:

    #41, how does running a comb through a child’s hair constitute “manipulating it”? Biracial kids DO get their hair combed, you know? I think the majority of posters here are saying that she could have done something with the youngest kid’s hair, even something as simple as combing it, and her oldest daughter clearly needs to have her braids redone or just taken out period. You can let a child’s hair grow freely without it looking unruly and unkept. People do it all the time.

    Irregardless, the youngest one is absolutely adorable.

  45. 45
    lorraine Says:

    to bree #14 and suzy #17, i’m not at all surprised thandie’s children look the way they do. remember that thandie’s mother is african (xhona, if i’m not mistaken) so i’d expect thandie’s kids to be a lot darker then say the children of an african-american biracial woman and a white man.

  46. 46
    hotbitch Says:

    24 Shango_Hispanico : 10/29/2007 at 4:21 am
    @ All the caucasians that don’t get it..

    #1 That type of hair has to be braided. Unlike Caucasian hair, if uncombed you can just pass your hand through it, curly hair is harder to manage, no matter how mixed you are. This is the point where these girls start having issues with their identity. It is easy for them to hate themselves because of it. I KNOW IT IS HARD FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND, BUT MAYBE YOU HAVE TO BE BLACK TO GET IT..

    NO, MAYBE YOU DON’T GET IT. That child’s hair does not have to be braided! I’m black with curly hair and my mother never, ever had my hair in braids. You act like braids is the only option for black people! Whatever. You sound just as ignorant as some of the other posters.

  47. 47
    lula29 Says:

    She has done something with her younger child’s hair. It’s called an afro.

    I think she combed her child’s hair into an Afro. I just know most Black people are afraid of natural hair. It’s not surprising to hear mainly Black people criticize it.

    Again, no wonder their hair ends up longer as they get older. Their parents weren’t afraid of their natural hair texture and allowed it to grow instead of always fiddling with it to make it more “socially acceptable”.

  48. 48
    Erin Says:

    Gorgeous! The kids are going to stunning like their mom when they grow up!

  49. 49
    naomi Says:

    Some people on this thread have some serious self-esteem, self-hatred issues. What’s wrong with a gorgeous nappy fro? Why does it have to be a “curly” fro to be pretty? The further removed from African hair, the better, right people?
    Thandie’s children’s hair is fine. The youngest one is going to grow up to have hair like that gorgeous model from Martinique, Crystele.

  50. 50
    lula29 Says:

    And goddamn, here they are on a normal day out, Thandie herself has a scarf on her head probably because she didn’t have time to do her hair or their’s either and you guys are all up and arms.

    My lord.

  51. 51
    oh come on Says:

    Give it up with the hair thing. THEY ARE KIDS! Kids are supposed to be wild and natural. Do you want them to wear makeup too?? Jeez get over it, these kids are beautiful just the way they are. I think afros are wonderful…grew up wishing I had one. (i’m biracial too). Kids shouldn’t be judged like this. I really think people should stop publishing pics of celebrity-kids. People are too judgemental and weird. This whole “kids are the new accessories”-thing that’s happening in hollywood is sooo creepy.

  52. 52
    zae Says:

    She’s gorgeous and her kids are gorgeous. Her husband is gorgeous too.

  53. 53
    aryana Says:

    … some people write as if there were people with curly hair only in the USAa and they are only Afrincan-American, and FYI not only black people get that kind of hair, here in my small city in Mexico there are more that a few non-black people who have their hair like that(a neighbor was a blonde mexican woman with extreme curly hair), and if they had a black great great great gradnpa they didn’t know (it could be), so, it is not an exclusive feature for blacks, but in some countries with larger black populations it seems so… (and I am not saying the words african-american, because that would be only one country, and there are blacks also in
    European coutries, of course Latin America, Canada, Etc etc etc I do not want to sound so USA centered)

  54. 54
    lula29 Says:

    Who ever said curly hair was only an African trait?

    I didn’t say that.

    What I do know is that these are little kids and there is no need to overly manipulate their hair to make it “acceptable” because all it does in the long run is destroy it’s ability to grow long and strong.

    I also know that mostly Black Americans talk nonsense about needing to braid and relax a small childs hair all the time, but hey if anyone else out there is talking the same ish then well same goes for you.

  55. 55
    magnus MFA Says:

    That kid has blonde black people hair?

    That’s so much awesome.

    Black people wear wigs. That’s messed up. Yes straight hair looks better and is easier to maintain. So? Thems the breaks.

    SOME ROCKNROLLA PICS PLEASE JARED!!!!

  56. 56
    T. Crane Says:

    WHAT YOU PEOPLE SEE AS UNKEMPT IS THE KIDS’ NATURAL HAIR TEXTURE. Your blatant racism is sickening. That’s alike making fun of Asian kids for not having round eyes!!!! When biracial and some black kids comb their hair, it still looks like this: curly and frizzy., That is inherent to their racial make-up. Why should they comb their hair in a way to make them more “presentable” for your White eyes???? The kids are stunning and their hair texture lovely. I am amazed tbat none of you can engage in a post about two little kids who are biracial without turning it into a racially charged discourse on their hair. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU. Pathetic!

  57. 57
    Jess C. Says:

    Stunning family. Beautiful hair. Gorgeous kids.

  58. 58
    lula29 Says:

    The hair debate comes up on every black child’s hair on most blogs. It’s pathetic, but IMO done mainly by other Black people who don’t like their own hair texture.

  59. 59
    Jo Says:

    Who says their hair wasn’t combed? Fort most of us biracial kids (I am African-American and Mexican), our hair naturally looks like that, even when washed and combed. And you know what? It’s wonderful. I love every single kink of my kinky hair.

    These kids are gorgeous and NO WAY IN HELL do they need perms (which make your scalp itchy and red and your ends break) or braids. If you like to wear your hair like that, good. If you want to make your kids wear their hair like that, fine. Don’t go around imposing your attitudes on people who don’t give a hoot about what “presentable” society says about what African hair should look like.

    I am a Harvard law school educated, corporate lawyer. Sometimes I wear my hair straight, sometimes I wear it out and kinky. I am sure many people judge me when my hair is out but you know what? If I don’t treat my natural, God-given hair with love and respect, no one is! Not blacks, not whites. It’s up to us to say – my hair is alright, my hair is good, my hair is ok for a corporate setting.

    Geez, my people, my people. Let’s build our self-esteem, not tear uourselves down. I hope that one day this little girl doesn’t read some of the comments here and says – the way God made me is ugly and not fit for this world. Ridiculous. Get it together my people.

    P.S. if one day these girls straighten their hair, it will be long and healthy because their mom didn’t put them through toxic perms.

  60. 60
    Jess C. Says:

    These ignorant comments are NOT made by Black peopel – they ar emade by racists who are cowards and claim they are black. I know a lot of black people who actual celebrate hair like this above. They lovoe that kind of hair. So the people making negative comments are not black, believe me.

  61. 61
    bIRACIAL AND PROUD! Says:

    They are drop dead gorgeous kids. And good for Thandie not having weird-ass inhibitions about their hair. Jeez Louise. Can’t people just do their own thing/be their own person???

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

  62. 62
    anonymous Says:

    58 lula29 : 10/29/2007 at 2:59 pm

    The hair debate comes up on every black child’s hair on most blogs. It’s pathetic, but IMO done mainly by other Black people who don’t like their own hair texture.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    not true. hair like thandie’s kids is actually considered “ideal” in the black community – because it is very curly. white culture promotes straight hair in commercials and in magazines – not black people. black people get dreads, afros and braids as a way to celebrate their hair. why is it so hard for white people to realize that black people actually like themselves? if you for once start looking at it from your perspecttive. YOU are the ones who don’t like black people’s hair NOT them. and to be honest, i know a lot of black women dating white men who absolutely LOVE their hair. so a lot of white people don’t think like this either. it’s hair for heaven’s sake. get over it. the kids are adorable and they seem happy with their pretty mommie.

  63. 63
    sbc Says:

    beautiful kids. they look like dolls.

  64. 64
    Mia Says:

    I luv the little blonde fro. Amazing. If Zahara’s hair isn’t coiffed no one says a peep. Of course, cause she’s one of the anointed ones. But let it be anyone else’s kids and all the snarks come out. Unbelievable.

  65. 65
    bataglio Says:

    forget the dang hair. these kids are gorgeous. the little one in particular is heartbreakingly beautiful…

  66. 66
    jd Says:

    cute! :-)

  67. 67
    jd Says:

    cute! :-)

  68. 68
    chastity Says:

    first of all we blacks love our hair, i wear a afro and i know a lot of black women and men who wear dreads and locs and twist. where the hell do you think braids came from. we are proud and celebrate the texture of out hair, of course you have some blacks who relax the curl so they can better comb and deal with the thick texture of their hair. i dont think its copying off from anyone. ive seen a lot of white women with braids and twists in their hair and even wearing some styles that resemble black hair. get over it, its just hair for crying out loud. those kids are cute and look better than a lot of white kids and black kids . sure she should have combed their hair just like heidi should comb her son hair.

  69. 69
    ms babs Says:

    get over the hair crap. the kids are gorgeous and if she did comb their hair im sure it would look better than a lot of stringy head people who can only wear their hair str8 or in a ponytail. i love black hair because it is so versatile and it doesnt smell. ugh…………….

  70. 70
    pancakebottom Says:

    gorgeous babes…the blonde is a lil angel.

  71. 71
    aryana Says:

    to 64 Mia

    you aren’t very accurate about what you say, go visit some of the blogs where Heidi’s kid or Zahara is pictured and you’ll read lots of mean comments where the hair police is out and about, not to say other mean comments about the children.

    I venture to say that some celebrity adoptive parents of children of other cultures or races get bad “reviews”, if you are a frequent blog visitor you can make your conclusions.

  72. 72
    chill on the hair Says:

    19 G550 : 10/29/2007 at 2:44 am

    What IS it with people and hair?? Many Caucasian kids as well have wild or unruly hair until they’re of an age where it’s long enough to control with gadgets (and not do any damage). Just WTF is the big deal, or is ethnicity or unconventionality to be stomped on at all times, even when on a kid’s head?
    ************************************
    WELL SAID! This is exactly what I wanted to say.
    I am Black, and I have there girls with long thick hair, and whats the big deal if it is mussed sometimes. Children play real hard, and their hair gets messed up. So whats the big deal. People are so damn obsessed with Black hair.

  73. 73
    EvilLynn Says:

    Her family is gorgeous, I think. I also don’t think their hair needs a whole lotta manipulation…They look like kids who were out playing. Kids should just be kids for as looooong as possible. The world will intrude soon enough, and sadly they’ll be made to feel the unfortunate pressure of our look-based society. As long as their hair is healthy and clean, and they’re comfortable…who cares?

  74. 74
    Victoria grace Says:

    Great pictures! Thandie has such a beautiful little family, and she seems like such a classy, kind woman. I think her children’s hair is great! What in the world is wrong with showing their african roots and letting their hair be free and curly for a day? That’s what they are, that is their heritage. A LOT of us people who are light skinned and black have coarse, curly hair, myself included. I’m exactly like Thandie’s kids, have a half black mom and white dad and I came out with coarse, curly hair as well. It’s never looked like white girl hair and I don’t want it to. I love textured hair, it’s one of the things that displays my black heritage. I can’t tell you how many times as a kid at their age that my hair on a daily basis would be bigger, curlier, and wilder than theirs probably ever is. I had my own little afro, hee-hee!

  75. 75
    Victoria grace Says:

    I’m surprised and a little disturbed at all the posts talking about Thandie Newton’s kids’ dark skin and curly hair—so what? Not all children of white and black ancestry are pale skinned with straight, wavy hair. A lot of us have coarse, curly hair and black features, for God’s sake. What the heck is the level of melanin in their skin and texture of their hair to talk about? People of African descent look many various ways with many various hair textures and many various skin complexions. Both me and my mother who are BOTH light skinned Blacks of mixed blood have coarser hair. This is how many of us look, for Christ’s sake!

  76. 76
    marvin w Says:

    i love doing black hair / i am a hair stylist and black hair is very versatile and you can wear a lot of different styles. when you put it up it stays up and doesnt fall down. and please white ladies leav the braids to the black hair they have the texture to hold the braids together. your hair is oily and stringy and it does braid good. not to take your hair away from you but dont talk bad about black hair because the thickness and the coarseness is the way to go.

  77. 77
    stef Says:

    in response to bree, the kids did come out quite dark since thandie is bi-racial herself but it’s probably because she’s actually 50% african. most black americans who are “bi-racial” aren’t actually 50% african (usually mixed with native-british due to slavery) which is why their children usually come out looking quite caucasian. at least, that’s what i’ve noticed with my friends “quadroon” children.

    thandie does indeed need to learn how to deal with their hair tho…lol

  78. 78
    Victoria grace Says:

    Their hair is beautiful! If their hair was straight but free and wild like this, would people be chattering about it as much? BIG DEAL! So their hair is curly and loose, I don’t think Thandie and her family would give two bits about any of the commenters complaints. It’s shocking how much attention two small kids’ hairstyles has been given. I wear my hair curly and loose much of the time, and so do many other people of color.

  79. 79
    Jacqueline Says:

    I think Thandie Newton is the most beautiful woman in the world. Like someone else said, her kids are heartbreakingly beautiful!

  80. 80
    Flirting Ideas Says:

    I believe you need to include a video clip to the blog post so as to make it much more fascinating. Even though I loved the way you write

  81. 81
    Pet caskets Says:

    Now after which I’ll stumble across a article like this and I’ll recall that there really are still exciting pages …

  82. 82
    dana Says:

    these mongrels are proof that race-mixing, as in their mother , is wholly annatural. little pick-a-ninny’s . that is what they look like. only a trace of whiteness in that blonde hair. only 1/4 black and they look like SO>O>O>O much more. she was trying to breed out the black-clearly not working.

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