My Epic Imaginary Celebrity Family

By Betty Zhang

I love my family to bits, but being the daydreamer that I am, I made up an imaginary family with the crazily wonderful celebrities I fangirl over. This is the result!

  • Legendary Grandpas: Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

    Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, to be exact (ran outta letters up there, *sob*). Their friendship and bromance is legendary, like the awe-inspiring characters they brought to life.

  • Grandma(ria): Dame Julie Andrews

    Grandma always beats me at Maria Kart. :(

  • Grandmama*: Dame Maggie Smith

    [*Pronounced in a posh, Downton Abbey-esque manner] I just want the witty and sassy Dowager Countess of Grantham/Professor McGonagall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry around the house.

  • Gangster Papa: Robert De Niro

    AKA the reason why my prom date peed himself and ran away before I got to the door.

  • Hot Mama: Beyonce

    I think I would be very tempted to graffiti my school's toilet walls with variations of 'my mom rulz!!!'. Also I think 'friends' will turn up at my house uninvited to hang out with Mama Bey.

  • Fairy Godmother: J.K. Rowling

    Every child deserves a magical fairy godmother.

  • Bromantic Uncles: Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy

    Call it Fassavoy, McFassy or Cherik (Charles X Eric, their characters in X-MEN), I don't care: the bromance between these two actors is mind-blowing and magnetic!

  • Crime-solving Uncle No. 1: Simon Baker

    Simon Baker, who plays the charmingly mischievous Patrick Jane in The Mentalist, would be the cheeky and easygoing Aussie uncle who teaches you all his cool tricks.

  • Crime-solving Uncle No. 2: Nathan Fillion

    Nathan Fillion: the actor who plays Richard Castle, the irresistibly cute writer/crime solver and husband, father and son of three strong, smart and sassy ladies in Castle. 

  • Awesome Aunty: Ellen DeGeneres

    I love Ellen. EVERYBODY loves Ellen (sorry Raymond). She's funny, she's kind and she dances better than anyone I know - what more can you ask for? This woman is made of honey, sunshine and gold.

  • More Awesome Aunties: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

    Who doesn't want this witty and punny dynamic duo to be their aunties? #GirlPower #TinaFeyAllTheWay #No-one'sCoolerThanAmyPoehler

  • Gigantic Older Brother: Chris Hemsworth

    So, like, my daddy's a gangster and my brother's the god of thunder. Boys, don't even think about messing with me, you have been warned. Be afraid, be very very afraid. 

  • Postmodernist Older Sister: Lana Del Rey

    This is the sister I worship, idolise and wish I were. I guess you can say I'm Lana Del Cray about her.

  • Adorkable Ex-Husband: Harry Styles

    I left curly when I was cured of my One Direction Infection, not that he knew we were married. Anyway, then I got Loki and ended up with my current husband, who, again, is unaware of my existence.

  • Criminally Hot Husband: Tom Hiddleston

    How does one define Tom Hiddleston? One cannot. Here's the definition of a synonym: perfection /pəˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/ [noun] the state or quality of being perfect; a person or thing considered to be perfect.

  • Crime-solving Boyfriend: Benedict Cumberbatch

    What my hubby Hiddles doesn't know won't hurt him.

  • Baby Boy: Prince George

    I have a weakness for this baby king. My maternal instincts skyrocket every time I see a picture of His Adorableness. Look at those chubby, rosy cheeks! Little George is an absolute cherub!

  • Cute & Cuddly Cat: Meredith

    Taylor Swift has the cutest cat in the whole wide world. Too bad Swifty, Meredith is mine now!