Who are the Sprouse Twins?
Cole and Dylan Sprouse are well-known former child actors. They began acting at the young age of eight months appearing in commercials and short films where they acted in a single role together.
Their big break as child actors came when they landed a role in the feature film Big Daddy in 1999 when they were 7. They appeared in several successful tv shows and later became one of the highest-paid child actors in the 2000s.
Recently, Cole Sprouse spilled it all during an appearance on the Call Her Daddy podcast. He talked about their childhood stardom and how her mother mismanaged their money which makes their fans wonder who are Cole and Dylan Sprouse’s mom.
Who is Melanie Wright?
Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born to their parents Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright on August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.
At the time, Matthew and Melanie worked in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy as teachers. They moved back to the United States when they were four months old and settled in Long Beach, California.
Before they turned two years old, their parents divorced and they went on to live with their mother until they were 10 years old.
In a now-deleted Tumblr post, Cole shared that;
“My brother and I were put into acting when we were 8 months old by our mother because we needed the money. I never made the decision to join the arts or acting specifically. And so it was never really my passion. To be honest, if she never thrust me into it, I probably never would have thought of it as a career choice for myself.”
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During the Call Her Daddy podcast, he went on to reveal that his mom mismanaged their acting money. He said;
“I don’t think I’ve ever talked about this. In very many ways, I was lucky that it was not to be discussed. When my father was given forced custody, we had pretty much-lost everything from the youngest parts of our career. That would be Friends and Big Daddy. My mother was an incredibly wonderful and artistic woman, but she was financially the most irresponsible woman ever.”
He added, “In truth, she lost her mind. I think it was the consequence of some weird alchemy of addiction and mental instability. It’s probably the greatest wound in my life and also the greatest driving force for my continuing in this industry.”
Cole also shared that he and his brother Dylan were the breadwinners of their family at that time.
“I mean it started, really, as a means to put bread on the table. And also allow my mother at the same time to be a mother, but to make her main focus and her job our careers.”
Sadly, Melanie suffered from addiction and mental health issues. She supposedly lost all the money her children earned from acting on Big Daddy and Friends and eventually lost her custody of them.
As of now, the actor revealed that he has no relationship with his mother and that they don’t talk.
“In truth, she lost her mind. I think it was the consequence of some alchemy of addiction and mental instability and it’s probably the greatest wound in my life. It’s also the greatest driving force for my continuing in this industry. I miss her a lot.”