Justin Hartley believes his 16-year-old daughter, Isabella, might have some questionable motives. The 44 year old We are star was opened during an appearance Monday in Late night with Seth Meyers about various cases that made him worry about Isabella’s behavior towards him. He revealed that he has been helping his daughter, whom he shares with his ex Lindsay Hartley, learn to drive.
“There is nothing scarier, really, than taking your daughter or son, your 16-year-old son, who knows nothing about driving and putting them behind the wheel. It’s the worst thing in the world,” Hartley said on the late-night show.
He added that he was eating gummy bears when Isabella first risked her life.
“I look up and we are crossing a red light, just reckless, she couldn’t have cared less,” he recalled. “And I looked at her and we stopped the car and then she realized what she did and I said, ‘That could have been my last gummy bear. You have to be more careful.’
This wasn’t the only instance of Isabella seemingly targeting her father. He also shared how she thwarted his romantic evening with his girlfriend Sofia Pernas.
“This was the night before my birthday,” he said of a case a few weeks ago. “I look at my girlfriend, it’s late at night and I think, ‘Let’s go swimming, why not? It’s raining in California. It’s kind of romantic. Tomorrow is my birthday’. So we go for a swim and get in the hot tub. We are having a great time. ”
Hartley added that by the time they finished it was 3 a.m. and she realized her daughter had closed the sliding glass door to re-enter the house.
“So now it’s raining and now I’m cold, and I had to walk to the front of the house. We had just seen the documentary. The night stalker But here I am at three in the morning, banging on my daughter’s bedroom window and I’m like, ‘This is going to scar her for life,’ “he joked.” So she finally wakes up, opens the front door . He opens the door, looks at me and says, ‘Why are you here?’ “.
Although he says that he later realized that she was asking him why he was still outside, at the time, his message seemed more sinister.
“I was repeating the events of the car, locking myself in the rain, and she’s 16 years old, I was like, my daughter, she’s trying to kill me,” he joked. “I thought, now I’m going to sleep with one eye open.”
Hartley and Pernas went public with their romance on New Year’s Eve after months of dating rumors. Hartley recently finalized her divorce from Selling Sunset star Chrishell Strause.
The actor spoke to ET in July 2020 about his life after his split from Strause.
“I’m a happy guy. I sleep like a baby. I have nothing on my mind,” he told ET at the time. “I treat people the way I want to be treated and I have lovely friends who love me and I love them. I have a wonderful daughter, a fantastic family and I am a very, very lucky person., Lucky individual.”
For more on the exclusive interview, watch the clip below.