Mark-Paul Gosselaar is an American actor who is recently trending on social media after his past interview clip went viral on TikTok. In the TikTok clip, he talks about his mother which gains the attention of his fans and many are curious to know about his mother. So in this article, we will tell you everything we know about his mother. But first, let’s talk about the Interview clip.
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As you can see in the clip above he is interviewed by the famous television host, comedian, and actor Jimmy Fallon. Apparently, he was featured on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in 2015. He revealed that his mother is from Indonesia and he is half Asian in that interview.
He said “Did you know that my mother and… I’m saying this as if I’m excited about this, but my mother is Asian. My mother is from Indonesia.”
The TikTok clip has over 47.6 K likes but the original video on YouTube has over 745 K views and 6 K likes. You can watch the original video down below.
Who is his mother?
It is revealed that his mother’s name is Paula. She used to work as a homemaker and hostess for KLM.
Gosselaar began modeling only at the age of five and appeared in commercials for Oreo cookies and Smurf merchandise. So, his mother became his manager but the actor fired his mother when he was 19 years old because he felt he wasn’t getting the same treatment his peers were getting from their managers, things like auditions, meetings, and strategic opportunities.
Here’s what he said in his Awards Chatter podcast about the incident, “There’s a fine line between being a manager and being a parent. You’re driving your kids to set and taking them to auditions, and I don’t know if that categorizes someone as being a manager. I don’t think a parent should be compensated for just being a parent. I don’t think you need 10 percent to sit on set and basically chaperone your son or daughter. That was a conversation I had to have with my mother at age 19.”
But the mother and son have reconciled. However, not much is known about his mother as she lives quite a secretive life, and the actor also hasn’t given any information about his mother beside the interview.
His family life
Mike-Paul Goseelaar has three siblings and is the youngest among them. He has one brother named Mike and two sisters named Sylvia and Linda.
He has mentioned his siblings in interviews over the years and he has also revealed that his name is confusing as compared to his siblings whose names are very generalized and Americanised.
He said, “I’m trying to figure out why my parents named me Mark-Paul because my other brothers and sisters have very generalized, Americanised names.”
And about his personal life, he has dated several females in the past and has been married two times. He married former model Lisa Ann Russell in 1996 and share two children: a son named Michael Charles and a daughter named Ava Lorenn. But they decided to walk on different paths in life as they got divorced in May 2011.
Currently, he is in a marriage relationship with the advertising executive Catriona McGinn. The couple decided to walk on the aisle on 28th July 2012 at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California. Together they have a son named Dekker Edward and a daughter named Lachlyn Hope.