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Jamie Foxx opens up about raising kids in Hollywood.

The 49-year-old proud papa of two is still overcome with emotion after watching his eldest daughter Corrine, 23, hit the catwalk at the height of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday, during designer Sherri Hill’s show.

“In this business, sometimes it can get crazy, but my daughter, she’s just incredible — 23 years old [and] graduated from college. It was just a great moment,” Foxx recently told People.

“It’s amazing to see our kids grow up. We’re so proud of them,” he said of Corinne, and his youngest daughter Anelise, 8. “They ended up being okay.”

Of course, maintaining a bit of normalcy requires a little strategy. For the Foxx family that entails escaping to Miami, Florida, where they spend time at the actor’s home in Westlake.

“I got a great house in Westlake. There’s these little electric boats, and we can pile about 15 people in these boats. You can literally swim faster than the boat,” said Foxx. “I let my daughter drive… the little one. She’s 8, and she’s been driving since she’s like 4.”

Foxx also revealed that when it comes to parenting in the public eye, he looks up to rapper Jay-Z, who shares three children, Blue Ivy, 5, Sir and Rumi, three monthsold, with wife, Beyoncé.

Oddly enough, Foxx hasn’t met the music mogul and wants to keep it that way — for now. “I like to keep that mystique of him. I don’t ever wanna be too close,” he told People. “I keep Jay-Z on a certain level.”

“I took my father to see Jay-Z, not too long after 9/11… this was our first moment of bonding, and I was like, ‘I’m gonna take you see somebody, Pops.’ And we watched that guy and we had a great moment,” the actor-comedian continued of his special connection with his own father, whom he was estranged from, having been raised by his grandparents.

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  • britishrosee

    of all the role model he says jayz.. ahhhh nah jamie you is a tom , jayz has abandoned 2 kids we kno0w of , he refuse to be a father and mend the pass with his grown son, denying to boy refusing a paternity for years, he cheated on beyonce 3x publicly his moma is gay, and he didnt even publicly be seen with her til he realize she was about to be outted , his daddy is mia that is why he disappeared on his other kid he hate beyonce daddy and has caused a hugh devide between them is the reason a lot of whites dont like him .black folks are the only ones who see his behavior as ok, because he with beyonce their princess. we need to wake up the obamas are role model not no dam jayz triffilin aszzzzz miss me jamie with your sweet self maybe if you spend some time coming out the closet you will pick better father figure to admire dummmmm

  • britishrosee

    WHY IS BEYONCE A ROLE MODEL? she dissed her own daddy for doing the same thing her husband did cheat and have kids he abandon, beyonce has abandoned her blood brother and sister as though its another day at the ballgame . she has dissed her destiny child band mates and opt to just have kelly rollin as her BFF ? AND WHY? that means she dont forgive. and forget , he daddy has raised a monster , solange beat jaz up , that was fake , so she could sell albums and have exposure she got that now no one cares about her .,, and her offial concerts , she cant sing beyonce surely cant sing.. and they all blew up due to jayz and his ability to sexualize beyonce . the blonde hair, the bleach skin , the holy then though personailty he built that image, but once she start aging we will see how much of a saint mary she is … jayz will run the first wrinkile she gets , the first time her fat but cant lift a leg on stage. . bye jayz