Sally Field's 3 Sons Adore Their Supportive Mama! Meet the 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Star's Children
July 5, 2021
Sally Field has traveled the world as a Hollywood star, but nothing brings her as much joy as the time she spends with her three kids. The Smokey and the Bandit actress is the proud mother of her "loving" sons, Peter Craig, Eli Craig and Sam Greisman.
Sally first experienced motherhood when she welcomed her eldest child, Peter, in 1969. The Flying Nun star gave birth to her child alongside her then-husband, Steven Craig. The former couple, who married in 1968, also became the parents of son Eli in 1972, but they split three years later in 1975.
The Academy Award winner expanded her family during her second union with Alan Greisman. Sally and the film producer welcomed the actress' youngest son, Samuel, in 1987, but they called it quits after 10 years of marriage in 1994.
Even though it didn't work out with her former lovers, the Steel Magnolias alum is grateful to have experienced parenthood. Without Steven and Alan, Sally would've never had the opportunity to raise Peter, Eli and Samuel.
"The three things I'm most proud of in my life are my sons," Sally exclusively shared with Closer Weekly in February 2020. "They are kind, loving, productive people. Each with their own list of talents and accomplishments."
Sally added because her sons are her entire "existence," she isn't caught up in looking for love. "I'm not married; I'm not the kind of person that has a life separate from them," Sally added. "That's my family. That's my everything."
A friend close of the Mrs. Doubtfire star noted she also adores being a grandmother to her five grandkids, Isabel, Sophie, Ogden, Noah and Colin. "She loves having so many grandchildren," the pal told Closer. "She's fun and goofy with them."
Even though Sally swears she's happier than ever being a single lady, the friend insisted she wouldn't be surprised if the Norma Rae star gave love another shot with the right man.
"If she met someone special, she wouldn't hide him," the friend revealed. "At heart, Sally is a perpetual optimist, but she's happy in her own skin."
Sally's eldest son, Peter, was born on November 10, 1969. Throughout his career, he focused most of his energy on writing screenplays.
Along with both part one and part two of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay series, Peter also has writing credits for Tom Cruise's film Top Gun: Maverick and Will Smith's movie Bad Boys for Life, among many more.
As for his personal life, the Satisfaction actor was married to his first wife and fellow writer, Amy Scattergood, from 1995 to 2005. After the couple called it quits, Peter married his second wife, Jennifer DeFrancisco, in 2008. They ultimately separated in August 2017, according to The Blast.
Throughout his marriages, Peter became the proud dad of his three kids, Isabel, Sophie and Ogden.
On May 25, 1972, Sally welcomed son Eli. Like his mom, he's worked on a number of great films, including Tucker and Dale vs Evil in 2010, Zombieland in 2013, and Little Evil in 2017. According to IMDb, Eli has credits all across the board in acting, directing, writing and editing.
Eli is also the doting father of his two kids, Noah and Colin, whom he shares with wife Sasha Craig. The couple married in 2004.
Sally and her second husband, Alan, welcomed her third son, Samuel, on December 2, 1987. Samuel has made a name for himself in Hollywood as a notable film director, and he thanks his mother for always having his back.
Sally proved she will support her kids no matter when Samuel came out as gay. "It's important to have a parent speak about raising a magnificent, proud, intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gay son," the Forrest Gump alum told OWN in 2012. "There are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don't embrace their children as they struggle to ... embrace who they are, what nature intended them to be."
When Samuel presented Sally with the Ally for Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in 2012, he thanked her for always accepting him no matter what.
"When I came out, she didn't bat an eye," he gushed. "In fact, she was overjoyed. Being gay was just one more thing she loved about me. She couldn't be more supportive of me; if anything, I wish she was a little less supportive of me."