But they definitely try to let kids be kids.
There's a good reason why we didn't find out about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's second son, baby boy Phineas, until several months after his birth. On Monday's (Jan. 25) episode of Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, Timberlake broke down the couple's parenting philosophy when it comes to keeping their kids, and their private life, out of the public eye for as long as possible.
“I try to be conscious of making sure we can live a life where we’re not weirdly private but we’re conscious of making sure they could be kids for as long as possible and not have the weight of somebody else treating them differently because of something that their parents do,” Timberlake told Shepard, who has two young girls with wife actress Kristen Bell. “Raising young males is one thing and raising young females right now is another thing,” Timberlake joked, bro'ing down with Shepard about how iconic acting roles can seep into their kids' lives unexpectedly.
Shepard described constantly dealing with the universal love for Bell's Frozen character Princess Anna, which he said he combats by telling his daughters Lincoln and Delta not to reveal their mom's alter ego when possible. “I know you’re proud and you should be able to say that, but I’m just warning you, that’ll probably make other kids jealous,” Shepard said he told Delta at one point. “They won’t know how to handle that feeling."