Latin American families like to stick together, and no one knows that better than Wilmer Valderrama. The actor recently explained on The Drew Barrymore Show that he lives on the same property as his family — and the story is everything. Most people can’t wait to move into their own space away from their parents, but that wasn’t what Valderrama had in mind.
The star of the upcoming Zorro film was promoting his new project, but Barrymore had a lot of questions about how Valderrama came to live on the same land as his family. Valderrama was excited to answer the question, and it’s all rooted in culture.
“It’s complicated. So, I’m a Latino man,” Wilmer Valderrama says, pausing for the audience to take that in. “The end. It’s very simple, Drew.”
Valderrama explains that he bought a house when he was finishing up his time on That 70s Show and figured he should invest in some property. He found his dream home, in which he was instantly able to envision his kids running around.
Then, another opportunity revealed itself, and he knew he had to jump at it.
“I had the opportunity to buy the neighbor’s house that only has trees and bushes in between mine and that house. So, when I bought that house, I gave it to my mom,” Valderrama explains. “I think that I subliminally that at some point when I had kids, I would have, like, a built-in babysitter, you know? And then, for sure, it became that. My mom has shifts in the day.”
Don’t worry. His wife, Amanda Pacheco, is totally on board.