Glen Powell Reveals Key Love Advice from Parents: 'Sense of Humor is Essential'

Actor shares heartfelt moments and humorous family interactions

by Zain ul Abedin
Glen Powell Reveals Key Love Advice from Parents: 'Sense of Humor is Essential'
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Glen Powell expressed deep gratitude for his wise parents during his appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show on Wednesday, June 5. The 35-year-old actor revealed the valuable advice his mother Cyndy and father Glen Powell Sr. shared with him about love and relationships.

His parents, married for over 40 years, offered wisdom that has stood the test of time. Reflecting on his parents' enduring marriage, Powell emphasized the importance of humor in relationships. “You know, they do give me love advice because I do think love surviving that long in this world is really tough,” Glen said.

“I think you do have to have some tricks”. He added, “I think for them, the thing that they always tell me is, ‘You gotta find somebody with a sense of humor.’ Life is inevitably going to have highs and lows, but you always have to have somebody who can see the silver lining, the bright side of things, and just the humour whether it’s good or bad”.

In a heartfelt post last November, Powell shared photos of him and his parents at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., where his father had proposed 40 years earlier. His caption read, “Quick trip to the foot of the Jefferson Memorial…where 40 years ago my dad proposed to my mom.

Happy Anniversary, you two. Lucky to have your love in my life every day”.

Playful Parental Prank

Powell’s comments about his parents’ advice came shortly after a playful incident at a special screening of his movie Hit Man in May.

His parents humorously trolled him with cardboard signs, with Cyndy’s reading, “STOP TRYING TO MAKE GLEN POWELL HAPPEN,” and Glen Sr.' s adding, “IT’S NEVER GONNA HAPPEN”. Powell explained the prank to Entertainment Tonight, highlighting his parents’ well-known sense of humor.

“Well, my family - always my mom and my dad - are known for kind of trolling me a bit,” Powell said. “I don’t read tweets, but my parents read tweets — so if you’re talking s---, know that my parents are reading those tweets.

They thought that was going to be a funny idea, so I loved it. Even though they troll me, they support me in every way”. In February, Powell humorously clapped back at his mother on social media after E! News published an article about how Cyndy keeps him humble.

Powell retweeted the article, jokingly asking for nursing home recommendations for his mom. Powell, who shares a close bond with his parents, also attended the Sundance premiere of Hit Man with them in January, demonstrating their supportive and loving relationship.