Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel; Facts About Bryce Dallas Howard’s Son

June 30, 2023   | June 30, 2023  | 

    Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel is the son of a famous American actress and director Bryce Dallas Howard. Like his mom, his father Seth Gabel is also a popular actor known for his character Lincoln Lee on Fox’s TV series Fringe. Being a son of such notable actors, people often wonder how is Theodore’s life looks like.  

    So today, we are here to explore the inside life of Bryce and Seth’s son Theodore. Let’s get started.

    Key Takeaways

    • Theodore was born when his mom was in her 20s and his birth was unplanned.
    • He was three days old when he was given the name Theodore Norman.
    • His mother Bryce suffered post-natal depression soon after his birth and it took her one and a half years to get fully recovered.
    • He has a little sister Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel and both siblings are huge fans of Jurassic World.
    • He currently resides with his family in Upstate New York.

    How Old Is Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel In 2023? His Ethnicity

    Born on February 16, 2007, in Los Angeles, California, United States, Theodore is currently 16 years of age. On his 16th birthday, his dad Seth shared his childhood picture on his Instagram with a caption,

    The little guy on the left turned 16 today. Happy birthday Theo!!! You’re becoming an amazing man.

    Little Theodore with his mom Bryce
    Little Theodore and his mom Bryce. Source: Instagram

    Besides, the star kid belongs to a mixed ethnical background as his father is Jewish and his mom is of English, French, German, Irish, Dutch, and Scottish descent. Further, the celebrity child holds American nationality.

    Howard Gabel’s Birth Was Unplanned

    His momma Bryce got pregnant with him when she was just 25 years old and the pregnancy was accidental. His parents were planning to start a family in their thirties. But surprisingly, they found out about Theodore’s existence just a week after their marriage while they were still young.

    In this regard, the Parenthood actress once told,

    ‘Theo was a delightful surprise: we were planning to have children in our thirties.’

    But, soon Theo came into this world, something hit on his mom and she really felt disconnected from the newborn child. She suffered from post-natal depression.

    Theodore’s Mother Battled Depression After His Birth

    After his birth, it became quite difficult for his mom Bryce to keep things in balance as she suffered from post-partum depression. Regarding this, she later stated

    ‘What was so devious about it is that I am normally such an optimistic person, ‘And it hit the moment that he was born.’ Something was really off, and I didn’t want to admit it. I felt as if I was in a black hole and I couldn’t get out of it. It was really overwhelming and went on for a long time.

    She further added,

    I was crying in the shower all the time, not feeling like myself, not feeling connected to my son or to my husband – certainly not to myself – not being able to make decisions…

    Among all parts, breastfeeding the child became the most difficult task for her. Out of guilt, the Parenthood actress found herself messing up all around.

    But luckily, Bryce shared her difficulties with her friend who persuade her to seek help from a professional which she did later. With some homeopathic treatments and therapy, she finally recovered almost after one and a half years.

    Meaning Behind Theodore’s Name; He Remained Unnamed Until He Was Three Days Old

    At the time when Theodore stepped into this world, his parents were yet to determine his name. In fact, he was finally given the name “Theodore Norman” when he was three days old.

    Little Theodore in the frame
    The 16 years old Theodore. Source: His mom’s Instagram

    Talking with People magazine, Bryce said,

    When he was born, we didn’t have his name yet and we named him when he was three days old. We wanted to just kind of look at him and see, ‘Who is this person?’

    But considering their first child as a gift from God, Bryce started seeing the word similar to the meaning ‘gift of god’ in the dictionary and found the word ‘Theo’ and named him Theodore. And his middle name ‘Norman’ was named after his paternal great-grandfather.

    Theodore Norman Howard Gabel Belongs To A Famous Family 

    For the past few generations, Theodore’s family has been making quite a buzz in the entertainment industry. Not only his parents but his great-grandparents were also prominent names in the respective fields.

    Norman is a great-grandnephew of the late American film actor, director, and producer Martin Gabel. Likewise, his maternal grandfather Ron Howard is a renowned director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. In a similar manner, his maternal grandmother Cheryl Alley is an actress and a writer.

    Further, his great-grandfather Rance Howard was a director, writer, and actor, and his great-grandmother Jean Speaegle was an actress. Not only this but Norman’s maternal aunts Paige Howard, and Jocelyn Howard also are in the acting field.

    Theodore Norman Has A Little Sister

    He has a younger sister named Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel. She was born on January 19, 2012, which makes her 11 years of age in 2023. At the time of her birth, she weighed 8lbs 60z. Beatrice is currently a middle school student.

    Theodore with his family including sister and parents
    Theodore with his sister and parents

    Further, growing up in a celebrity family, Norman’s only sibling has a great interest in movies. She is a huge fan of her mother’s acted franchise show “Jurassic World”. Like his sister, Theodore also loves Jurassic World and as per his mom, he even had Jurassic World sheets on his bed.

    Theodore Was Once Unimpressed By His Mother Bryce Howard’s Work 

    Back in September 2019, while attending the 2nd Annual Environmental Media Association Honors Benefit Gala, his mom Bryce opened up on how her son criticized her work in one of her projects. The actress said that he was really unimpressed by her work on The Mandalorian. In this regard, she said,

    I directed an episode of The Mandalorian last season, which is a [live-action] Star Wars show, and my son came onto set and he literally stepped onto set, looked around and turned to me and said, ‘When are you doing a Marvel movie?’”

    Actually, he has always been a great fan of Jurassic World and he wasn’t pleased with his mom for doing some other work instead of his favorite series.

    What Is Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel Doing Now? 

    Now, moving on to his current updates, the star kid must be continuing as a student. Based on his age, the 16 years old Theodore might be in high school.

    As of now, At present, Gabel together with his parents and sister resides in Upstate New York.

    Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel’s Parents Are Millionaires

    Theodore’s mom Bryce Dallas Howard is super rich with an estimated net worth of $25 million as of 2023. She earned this massive amount of money from her successful acting career.

    On the other hand, his dad Seth Gabel owns a fortune of $2 million.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel
    Popular Name Theodore
    Birth Place Los Angeles
    Birthday February 16, 2007
    Age 17 years
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Mixed
    Father Seth Gabel
    Mother Bryce Dallas Howard
    Siblings Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel
    Eye Color Grey
    Relationship Status Single