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John Ritter’s Carbon-Copy Son Jason Defended His Wife After Trolls Body-Shamed Her Online

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John Ritter’s Carbon-Copy Son Jason Defended His Wife After Trolls Body-Shamed Her Online

At his prime, John Ritter was among the most famous actors in Hollywood. The actor portrayed several memorable roles, and was especially well-known for his humorous performances.

Now his son Jason Ritter (who looks just like him) is continuing the family business.

You probably knew who John Ritter was if you were a fan of comedy films or television. The actor became a household name thanks to his starring parts in films like “Problem Child” and “Three’s Company.”

But away from the cameras and the spotlight, he was a devoted family man. He wed actress Nancy Morgan in 1977, and they went on to have three kids: Jason, Carly, and Tyler.

After nearly two decades of marriage, the couple decided to go their separate ways and eventually got divorced. The couple was divorced, but they never stopped being thankful for having married and had children together.

All four of their kids pursued in their famous parents’ footsteps and became Hollywood actors. Tyler Ritter has been on “Arrow” on The CW and in the 2014 sitcom “The McCarthys.”

His sibling, Carly Ritter, is an entertainer as well. She put out an album in 2013 that was critically acclaimed. Jason Ritter, their sibling, has also done well for himself in the entertainment industry.

He made his acting debut in the “Three’s Company” opening credits scene, a production on which his father also worked.

While John Ritter was filming “Hero at Large,” his wife Morgan gave birth to their son Jason, prompting the actor to ask the show’s costume designer to create a miniature version of his iconic costume for Jason.

Director Marty Davidson recalled, “My wife, Sandy, was costume designer on it … [She] made a tiny little Captain Avenger suit — a small version of what John wore in the movie.”

John Ritter thanked Sandy for her help, and later discussed the incident and the matching outfits on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show.” “It was one of the happiest nights of my wife’s life.” Davidson said, thinking back.

John Ritter was exactly like that; he was considerate and generous.

His first marriage ended in divorce in 1997, and he wed Amy Yasbeck, an actress, in 2000.

Stella Ritter is the name they chose for their daughter. Stella, however, eventually transitioned into the male identifying gender and became known as Noah Ritter. The three Ritter children that came from John’s first marriage are very close to their brother Noah.

But, disaster struck in 2003. John Ritter, 53, died on the set of a television program from a cardiac problem that had gone undiagnosed. His untimely passing shocked and saddened everyone who knew and loved him.

Jason Ritter has followed in his father’s acting footsteps, playing roles that would have brought him great satisfaction. The actor became a household name because to roles in hit television series like “Parenthood,” “Joan of Arcadia,” and “Raising Dion.”

In 2014, he met Melanie Lynskey on the set of the film “We’ll Never Have Paris,” in which she was starring. The two hit it off immediately and became engaged in 2017. They welcomed a daughter in 2018, and then got married and couldn’t be happier, in 2020.

Like his own father, Jason is dedicated to his family. Melanie, his wife, shared a photo with the message, “This is a belated Father’s Day post to thank [Jason] Thank you for being there for us every day, my love. We are so lucky.” 

The parents rarely give interviews and never post photos of their daughter’s face online out of a desire for privacy. They prefer uncomplicated approaches. Even Jason’s proposal was uncomplicated; he just asked her to marry him while they were cuddling on the couch.

They even had a low-key wedding. The wedding took place on the front porch of the couple’s rental house.

Although they are secretive about their personal lives together, he has taken his father’s approach to parenting and is now using it with his own children. “[My dad] always made sure we knew we were loved … You can pass all kinds of stuff onto your kids, but the feeling of being loved, unconditionally, is so important.”

He recalled breaking the wingtip of his father’s Emmy Award while playing with it when he was a kid. His father, though, took it all in stride. It would appear that Jason has learned from his father’s example and is taking care to treat his daughter gently and calmly.

His generosity and affection extend to his daughter’s mother as well. Melanie Lynskey, his wife, is also a lucky recipient of his love and attention. Although Jason prefers to keep his private life offline, he is quick to speak up when it comes to his wife being the target of online harassment.

During an online attack on Melanie for her weight, Jason tweeted, “If anyone has any further unsolicited comments about anybody else’s body, they can feel free to write them in permanent ink onto their own foreheads and swan dive directly into the sun.”

This image of his wife on the red carpet at an awards presentation followed, along with the caption, “I am sorry to do this, and she will be embarrassed that I did this but my GOODNESS, what an absolute beauty my wife is!!! Ok, I’m sorry, but I mean, LOOK at this human being,” with the picture.

Obviously, he is stating for the record that he finds his wife attractive. What a caring spouse!

In the short time he was on our planet, John Ritter clearly made a positive impact on his children. Jason Ritter has obviously taken after his famous father.

Please SHARE this heartwarming story on how proud Jason is of his wife and daughter!

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