Coolest People We Wish Were Our Parents

You can’t pick your family, but have you ever dreamt of what could happen if you could? These super awesome couples would have definitely passed on some pretty cool genes. Sigh, one can always dream—but you can watch another great couple have their dream of a family come true in The New Normal, Premiering Tuesday at 9:30/8:30c only on NBC.

1. David Bowie and Iman

Good looks? Check. Incredible talent? Check. Everlasting love? Check. David Bowie and Iman just celebrated their 20th anniversary and the passion still seems to be going strong. If they were our parents we would get to live in an awesome New York apartment, travel the world, and probably be really ridiculously good looking.

2. Jay-Z and Beyonce

Two things we imagine would await us if Jay-Z and Beyonce were our parents: loads of tropical vacations and the best lullabies ever.

3. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter

There’s no doubt you’d have the coolest Halloween parties ever at your house if your parents were the king and queen of spook.

4. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

If you haven’t ever heard of this legendary couple by now, then certainly something is wrong with you. Also, there’s very clear evidence that they’d be super great parents. Because they actually are. See above.

5. Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy

Felicity Huffman has played everyone from a transgender woman to the executive producer of the biggest sports show on television, and though William H. Macy usually plays a “worried man down on his luck,” no-one can do it better. (Plus, look how flexible he is!) Not to mention that they’re both on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

6. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

Look at these two. Too adorable to say no to. Sure, Danny DeVito might be a bit too comfortable with himself—we’ve seen quite a bit of “him” on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia—but you can tell they’re both chillers. Rhea Perlman was a star on a show where literally all they did was hang around a bar!

7. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Neither of these people has ever made a mistake. You could not go wrong with them as your parents. You know, as long as you don’t end up stranded on a deserted island with only a volleyball and Tom Hanks. Or maybe that would be super okay? It’s unclear.

8. Bill Murray

He may be recently divorced, but hey, all you need is Murray. He’d raise you good. In fact, the hardest part about it would just be that “no-one will ever believe” that he’s your dad.

9. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

First of all, Meryl Streep should be included in literally every single list about people you would want to chill with or be involved with IN ANY WAY. She is the best woman. Second, she and her husband, Don, have been married for more than thirty years, and they are totally in love, and they’ve raised four beautiful children together, and they donate a ton of money to charities, and EVERYONE LOVES THEM.

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