Ethan Hawke is seemingly such a big fan of Rihanna, that he made his son switch seats with him so that he could sit next to the icon. On Monday (February 13), the Moon Knight actor swooned over Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance and looked back on a hilarious moment with his son on Instagram.
Hawke, 52, shared throwback photos of him and his son Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke, 21, sitting courtside at a 2015 NBA game. The series of photos begin with Levon sitting in between the “Desperado” singer, 34, and Hawke. In the next snap, Hawke is sitting next to Rihanna, with his then-teenage son now on the end. Levon appears to be embarrassed as he puts his palm on his forehead. The carousel ends with an image of Rihanna and the actor still talking as Levon looks on.
Referencing his son’s reaction, Hawke captioned the post, “After Rihanna’s brilliant half time performance, I’m hoping my son can find it in his heart to forgive a Dad for taking his moment.”
In the comments section, Hawke’s fellow celebrity friends shared their thoughts, with Gwyneth Paltrow pointing out how far back Hawke is leaning in one photo while he chats with Rih. The Goop founder writes, “Could you sit up straight, for god’s sake? You’re sitting next to Rihanna!” Actress Alyssa Milano shared the same thoughts, writing, “Not sure I would have gone with this posture whilst sitting next to a goddess.” Meanwhile, actress Natasha Lyonne just commented a bunch of fire emojis.
Levon himself even commented on the post, “Iconic content.”