Rob Lowe is one of America's most loved actors. His career has spanned over three decades and he has been involved in almost one hundred projects (he has ninety-nine acting credits according to his IMDb...)
You might remember seeing Lowe in 1985 classic coming of age movie, St. Elmo's Fire; the cult classic 1992 comedy, Wayne's World; the 1999 presidential drama series, West Wing; and, in more recent years, as the loveable fitness fanatic, Cris Traeger, in the hit TV-show, Parks and Recreation.
But, despite an impressive acting career, a sea of adoring fans, a couple of Actors Guild Awards, and a goddam Golden Globe to boot, Rob Lowe is no match for the trolling of his sons on Instagram.
Rob Lowe has two sons, Matthew and John Owen.
via: Getty Images.Lowe married his wife, Sheryl Berkoff, in 1991 after being introduced on a blind date in 1983. Aw. The couple are still together (not very Hollywood...) and they have two boys - well, men, really... the eldest, Matthew, is twenty-six and John is twenty-four. I think that this shot from the premiere of Sex Tape perfectly encapsulates the boys' relationship with their famous dad.
The Lowe Files.
via: Hollywood ReporterProud dad, Rob, actually made a TV series alongside his two sons which aired in 2017. The show followed the Lowe men as they looked into unsolved mysteries and discussed spooky stories while traveling around America. The Lowe Files did not get renewed for a second series and The Hollywood Reporter described it as "a bizarre vanity project." Ouch.
Perhaps audiences prefer Rob Lowe "playing dad."
via: Getty ImagesRather than actually watching him actually hanging out with his actual sons... Some people must have liked The Lowe Files, though, as it received an audience score of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rob Lowe wasn't always cast in the dad role...Back in the day - we might have forgotten (or not been around to witness) - Rob Lowe was quite the hotty totty.
Lowe really was an '80s heartthrob.Look at his chiseled, fresh face in this interview with Entertainment Tonight in 1983. He looks like he's been carved out of a slab of angel meat.
Warning: Hot 80's Rob Lowe glistening in the rain.Nothing quite cements an actor in the realm of ultimate hotty like proving that they look smokin' in the rain. Ordinary people look like drowned rats in the rain, but, as Lowe demonstrated in the 1983 movie, The Outsiders, he looks even better! And his character in this movie was called "Sodapop" - extra cute points for you.
Did John Owen get his dad's good looks?There's certainly a resemblance between twenty-four-year-old John Owen and twenty-something Rob...
Maybe John Owen got his witty banter from his ol' man?I'm sorry, I still can't get over how attractive young Rob Lowe was... but anyway, I think that cheeky smile suggests that young Rob was quite the comedian.
Gone are the days of scraped knees, bedtime rules, and teenage blues.John Owen, is all grown up. No longer living at home with Rob and his wife, Sheryl, their youngest boy doesn't have to live by his parent's rules anymore - he's no longer under the thumb.
Letting go is hard for any parent...
via: Getty Images.Speaking to Good House Keeping about his sons flying the nest, Rob stated: "My wife and I are also so proud. The way I look at it, our children are ours for a while, then they're the worlds. But that transition is definitely not fun."