Sarah Jessica Parker and her family are devastated.
They recently experienced an unexpected death in their family.
On Wednesday, September 28, SJP abruptly left the New York City Ballet’s 10th Anniversary Fall Fashion Gala.
At the time of her exit, the only thing known was that she was tending to a “family emergency.”
Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Family Emergency” Revealed
That family emergency was the death of her step-father, Paul Giffin Forste.
Forste was married to SJP’s mother, Barbara, for 54 years.
SJP’s family issued a statement following their tragic loss.
“Our family is sad to announce that after an unexpected and rapid illness, Paul Giffin Forste passed away yesterday at age 76,” it read. “In his last moments he was surrounded with the love and gratitude of his adored wife Barbara of 54 years, and children, including Sarah Jessica Parker. Paul will be remembered with the spirit of loving kindness which was his faith, his special delight in his 13 grandchildren, and his sustained belief in making the world a more charitable, tolerant, and beautiful place for all.”
SJP’s Step-Father Passed Away At 76-Years-Old
SJP is part of the Board of Directors for the NYC Ballet, and according to Page Six, she worked behind the scenes in creating the Fall Fashion Gala.
On Tuesday, the “Sex and the City” star attended the “Hocus Pocus 2” premiere with her husband, Matthew Broderick, and their twin daughters, Tabitha Hodge and Marion Loretta Elwell.
Amid the excitement of ‘HP2’ and the devastation of her step-father’s passing, SJP is also working on “And Just Like That…” season two.
On September 21, SJP shared a photo of the script for S2.
SJP Has A Lot In The Works
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The spin-off of ‘SATC’ was renewed for a second season in March. The first season was met with mixed reviews and A LOT of drama behind-the-scenes.
In the event you didn’t tune into the first season of ‘AJLT,’ SPOILERS AHEAD!
“And Just Like That…” Is Coming Back!
Bradshaw’s husband Mr. Big dies from a heart attack, her gay best friend Standford Blatch leaves his husband Anthony for Australia, and Hobbes leaves her husband Steve to be with Che Diaz, a non-binary comedian and podcast host, in Los Angeles, CA.
York doesn’t haven’t anything too wild happen to her other than a few embarrassing parenting moments and a near-failed Bat-Mitzvah.
In real life, Mr. Big played by Chris Noth, was accused of sexually assaulting two women and fired from the show.
All in all, season one of ‘AJLT’ was a semi-wild ride for all who tuned in.
On March 22, the TV giant and streaming service announced the exciting news.
“I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant, bold characters – played by these powerful, amazing actors. The fact is, we’re all thrilled,” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement. “And Just like That… our Sex life is back.”
Longtime fans of the TV series and spinoff movies know that Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall did NOT return for ‘AJLT;’ however, King and Parker were able to write her character into the show.
Behind the scenes, Cattrall didn’t see eye-to-eye with SJP and her other co-stars.
There was a lot of buzz claiming Cattrall was being a “diva” and refusing to work if she didn’t get more air time.
Cattrall went on the record in 2017 during an interview with Piers Morgan where she shared her side of the story.
She revealed she had been saying ‘NO’ to a third film for over a year before SJP went public with her version of the story, which painted a horrible picture of Cattrall.
“Nobody ever picks up the phone and tries to contact you and say, ‘How you doing?’ That would have been the way to handle it,” Cattrall shared, suggesting SJP is not the only co-star to blame for the rift. “This is, it feels like, a toxic relationship.”
Cattrall also went on to say, “I think she [Sarah Jessica] could’ve been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is.”
In December 2016, Cattrall said, “Thank you, but no,” to a third ‘SATC’ movie.
Kim Cattrall Will Never Be Invited To ‘AJLT’
Earlier this year, King made it very clear that Cattrall would NEVER be welcomed back to the ‘SATC’/‘AJLT’ family during an interview with VARIETY.
When asked if he would keep the door open to Cattrall he replied, “No. Just like there was no thought that Kim would ever participate in And Just Like That, because she’s said what she had said.”
King went on to say that he is firm in his stance that fans should not expect to ever see Cattrall on the show.
“The only place I participate in magical thinking is in fiction,” he said. “You take people at their word, and you’re a smart producer — you don’t back yourself into a corner. Magically thinking, it’s great to have Samantha. I have no realistic expectation of Kim Cattrall ever appearing again.”