Michael j. Fox was feeling the love from his family as they supported him at his Parkinson’s charity event in New York on Saturday.
The Hollywood icon, 62, was surrounded by his wife Tracy Pollan, 63, and their son Sam Michael, 34, and twin daughters Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, 28, at the Michael J. Fox Foundation Hosts A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s at Cipriani South Street.
Dressed in a purple sweat and matching plaid jacket, the Back to the Future star — who recently admitted he would have forgiven his wife if she had ‘stepped out’ on their marriage — looked happy and healthy at the star-studded event.
The couple — who also share and daughter Esmé Annabelle, 21 — were spotted with their arms around each other as they stole the spotlight on the red carpet.
Their three children were dressed to the nines as well, as they flanked their famous parents for a fabulous family photo opportunity.
While Tracy looked like a billion bucks in a sparkling black blazer and tuxedo pants, her daughter Aquinnah shimmered in a floral mini dress as Schuyler glowed in a shiny blue suit.
Michael’s mini-me Sam looked dapper in a striped oxford, brown suede jacket and matching dark pants.
The adorable family was joined by a who’s who of illuminati for the big event, with Michael’s BFF and Back to the Future costar Christopher Lloyd throwing his arm around the man of the hour on the red carpet.
Newly engaged couple Justin Long and Kate Bosworth looked so loved up, as they stared into each other’s eyes between snaps from the shutterbugs.
Oscar winner Julianne Moore kept it casually chic in a simple white top, black blazer and sensible pants.
Joan Jett was every inch the rock star in a black leather jacket, matching pants and chains galore hanging from her ensemble.
‘At any time she would have been forgiven to say, “I’m just gonna step out,”‘ he exclaimed. ‘But, she didn’t do that.’
The Back To The Future star was 29 in 1991 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and went public with the information in 1998.
‘I love Tracy obviously and she’s an amazing person and has gone through a lot,’ Fox said. ‘I realize she has a life separate from me having Parkinson’s, from me being Alex Keaton or Marty McFly, she’s a person. I think that’s why it’s gone okay.’
Fox said of their marriage, ‘She had indicated to me by saying, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. She was able to get me through it, and go through it with me. And she has for 35 years.’
Fox and Pollan are parents to son Sam Michael, 34, twin daughters Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, 28, and daughter Esmé Annabelle, 21.
On the CBS broadcast, the Spin City star explained how Pollan has stayed by his side amid his health woes.
‘We knew the bus was coming and we knew it was going to hit, but we didn’t know how far away it was or how fast it was going,’ he said.
Fox, who also played the role of Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties, captioned a carousel of shots: ’35 years of laugher, living, listening and loving you @tracy.pollan. Thank you for it all. Forever yours, Mike.’
Pollan said on her account: ’35 years!!! Happy anniversary my love. Here’s to many more glorious adventures together. I could not love you more.’
Fox told CBS that amid his health difficulties, he makes a concerted effort to remain upbeat.
‘The positivity is really sincere,’ he said. ‘I really feel it, and it’s genuine. But it’s hard fought and it’s hard won, I should say.’
The Teen Wolf actor gave more insights as to how he and his spouse move forward amid the tough times.
‘We can find ways to just give ourselves a break, give ourselves credit for getting through life on life’s terms,’ he said. ‘And in order to do that, you have to stop and say, “It’s not that bad; it’s not that bad” … they say the absence of fear is faith.’
In the autumn of 2000, he launched The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which ‘is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.’
According to the foundation, it has raised more than $1.75 billion for the cause.
‘Parkinson’s patients are the experts on what we have,’ Fox said in a statement on the foundation’s site. ‘We have a responsibility as patients to share our experience – what works for us, what we respond to, what we can contribute to research.’
Fox last year was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with an honorary Academy Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, for his efforts toward finding a cure.