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.
Big support: Michael j. Fox was feeling the love from his family, including wife Tracy Pollan, as they supported him at his Parkinson’s charity event in New York on Saturday.
Family fun: The Hollywood icon, 62, was surrounded by Tracy 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
Besties: Michael’s BFF and Back to the Future costar Christopher Lloyd threw his arm around the man of the hour on the red carpet
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.
Meanwhile, on Thursday’s CBS Mornings, Michael said he’d have forgiven Tracy if she had decided to ‘step out’ amid their 35-year marriage as he battles Parkinson’s disease.
‘At any time she would have been forgiven to say, “I’m just gonna step out,”‘ he exclaimed. ‘But, she didn’t do that.’
Engaged couple: 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
Bright stars: Tracy and Michael posed with Justin and Kate
Rock stasr: Joan Jett was every inch the rock star in a black leather jacket, matching pants and chains galore hanging from her ensemble
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.
Luminous: Oscar winner Julianne Moore kept it casually chic in a simple white top, black blazer and sensible pants
Stunning: Bart Freundlich and Julianne posed together
Denim delight: Actor Ronny Chieng rocked a denim jacket
Gangs all here!: Clark Gregg, Tracy, Michael, Keegan-Michael Key and Elle Key look fabulous
Country casual: Bob Weir and Natascha Weir looked casually hip
Famous couple: Willie Geist and Christina Geist were all smiles for the occasion
Loved up: Paulina Neely and Cam Neely stole the spotlight on the red carpet
‘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.
The pair celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this past July, taking to Instagram to commemorate the occasion.
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.
Buddies: George Wallace and Ajmal Zemme joked on the red carpet
Stylish stars: Joan posed with a friend on the red carpet
Shimmer: Tracy rocked a sparkling black jacket and matching pants
Cool vibe: Christopher gave off a cool vibe in his jacket and blue jeans
Class act: Michael and his wife Elle were a gorgeous couple on the red carpet
‘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.’
Reunion! Michael’s Family Ties costar Tina Yothers joined in on the fun
Table of smiles: Tina, Michael, Kate and Justin were a happy bunch
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.
All stars: The tables were full of Hollywood’s best and brightest
Big thanks: Tracy and Michael made a speech during the charity gala
Here’s the thing: Michael and Kate looked deep in conversation