Harper Spade is the daughter of American actor, standup comedian, television host, and writer David Spade. He is well-known for his role as Marcus Higgins in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2.
When David is not busy acting, he likes to spend his time with his daughter Harper. Continue reading further to dive deep into the personal life of the Hollywood actor and learn more about his daughter Harper Spade.
Here’s all you need to know about David Spade’s daughter Harper Spade
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Harper Spade is the daughter of Hollywood actor and comedian David Spade. He welcomed his daughter Harper with former Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace in the year 2008.
Jillian gave birth to her and David’s daughter Harper in August 2008, which means she is 14 years old right now. At the moment, she lives with her famous dad in the Beverly Hills area of California. Harper is the only child of David Spade.
On May 10, 2022, the former Saturday Night Live comedian shared a new snap of himself and his daughter Harper on the social media platform Instagram. “Harper crushing it before our friends bat mitzvah rager. My shirt got a bit john travolta in all the chaos,” he wrote in the caption of the Instagram post.
In the photo, Spade can be seen looking dapper in a black suit with a white button-up top at the event. Harper, for her part, opted for a black wool coat atop a maroon floral dress. She parted her blonde locks in the middle.
At that time, David received lots of praise and love from famous comedians in the comments section of the post. The Big Bang Theory actress Lauren Lapkus penned, “Harper is so pretty!”
The Drop Dead Gorgeous alum Arielle Vandenberg stopped by the post and wrote, “Awwww I love her!” Howard Stern’s wife Beth dropped a heart emoji in the comments section of the post.
Broadcaster Lauren Sivan commented, “I’ve never seen her smile in a photo with you! Congrats. You finally did it!” Then, a social media user chimed in, “Awww she’s beautiful and you’re handsome! Great pic!” Followed by a second fan who penned, “Harper is so beautiful! And I’ll bet she’s smart and kind too. 😍.”
Who is the mother of Harper Spade?
The name of Harper’s mother is Jillian Grace. She is a model and actress by profession. In addition to this, she is also a certified personal trainer and a student of yodeling. In the past, she has appeared in the reality TV series The Girls of the Playboy Mansion. She had small roles in films such as Epic Movie (2007), The Comebacks (2007), and The House Bunny (2008).
Grace was born on December 20, 1985, in Arkansas, United States. She was brought up in Washington, Missouri. She is of American nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian. At the moment, she is 37 years old.
Back in the day, Jillian’s mother Katharine Walter sent a couple of pictures and a letter about her daughter to Howard Stern. Later on, she made several appearances on the Howard Stern show between the years 2004 and 2010.
Over the years, Grace has been featured on the cover of several renowned magazines. In the year 2005, she was Playmate of the month in the March 2005 issue of the famous men’s magazine. As of this moment, details about her early life, educational qualifications, and career are not known.
Are David Spade and Jillian Grace still together?
David and Jillian are no longer together. As per a report by The U.S. Sun, the two of them crossed paths for the first time at a deli in the year 2005. They started dating in March 2005 but split in November of the same year.
Soon after, Spade and Grace reconciled their romance in October 2007. Then, the pair started talking about children quickly. Although, they parted ways sometime after being together.
A close pal of Jillian’s told Star Magazine, “It was a mutual discussion. He told her that as he was getting older, it was something he was thinking about. And Jillian replied. ‘Are you sure this is something you want? It could happen!’ They knowingly had unprotected sex that night.”
The former couple welcomed their daughter Harper in August 2008. David and Grace dated for only a couple of months after the birth of their baby girl.
What did David Spade have to say about parenthood?
In his released audiobook, A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World, available on Audible, the actor and comedian talked about becoming a father and his own family dynamics.
At that time, David said, “I have a daughter now, and she came out of a situation with a girl I was dating and it was not planned. And I get angry, because my brothers and I were planned.”
He went on to say, “Now, I’m so happy that I have a daughter and she’s the best thing in my life, but I couldn’t picture my daughter being sick and calling me and me not answering.”
While making a 2015 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Spade jokingly spilled the beans about navigating the ropes of parenthood. Then, he said, “I’m new at this — how long ’til I can school her in tic-tac-toe?”
The 8 Simple Rules star told the host of the show, “Because I am really good at it, but I’m faking it so she can win. But now I’m getting frustrated because she thinks I’m dumb. She laughs so hard when she wins and then I think, ‘Well, I could beat you.’ I want to say that, but I don’t.”
David concluded by saying, “I think when she turns 6, I’m really going to turn it on. I’ll start really winning a lot. I’m going to sweep every category.”
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