Macaulay Culkin Shares Sweet Tribute to "Best Friend" Brenda Song

Macaulay Culkin rang in his longtime partner Brenda Song's 36th birthday on March 27 with a heartwarming tribute that gave a glimpse into their home life with their two sons.

By Gabrielle Chung Mar 27, 2024 8:43 PMTags
Watch: See Macaulay Culkin’s Adorable Birthday Message for Brenda Song

Yes, Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song have a suite life together.

In fact, the Home Alone star couldn't help but to gush over the Suite Life of Zack & Cody alum in celebration of her 36th birthday.

"Happy birthday to the best friend, mother, ally, colleague, lover, and partner I could ever wish for," Macaulay wrote on Instagram March 27, sharing photo of Brenda in a bathrobe with her hair wrapped up in a white towel during the couple's recent trip to Las Vegas. "You are my reason. I love you."

And in a totally relatable dad move, Macaulay—with whom Brenda shares son Dakota, 3, and a baby boy whose name has not been publicly revealed—also post a picture of a carton of milk in their fridge. The expiration date on the container coincided with the Dollface actress' birthday.

"P. S. The milk is due," he quipped in the caption. "Can you pick some up on your way home from work?"

Macaulay Culkin's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony With Brenda Song and 2 Sons

And Brenda wouldn't have it any other way. After all, she recently told E! News of being a working mom, "The balance is always tough but, you know, you just gotta make it work."


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"One thing that I've always said is for me to be able to be the best mom, I have to be the best me," she continued, "and part of that is work, and going out, and continuing to enjoy life."

But Macaulay and Brenda, who got engaged in 2022 after five years together, enjoy date nights at home as well. As she jokingly put it, "We really don't get out of the house."

"We eat, we eat and we hang out," Brenda shared. "We spend a lot of time together, when we have time off we like to go out and eat."

Go Rams

Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song were decked out in their favorite football team's colors.

Date Night

The couple stepped out for a rare red carpet date at a Clarins product launch party in Los Angeles in March 2024.

Meet Dakota

The two appeared with their son Dakota at Macaulay's star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2023.

Hi Baby

Macaulay and Brenda's baby boy—whose name has not been made public—also made an appearance at the ceremony.

Trick or Treat

The Home Alone star got into the spooky season spirit as Brenda passed out candy.

Black & White Style

The duo appeared at the GFS Fall Benefit in Santa Monica, Calif., in October 2023.

Hand in Hand

Brenda and Macaulay held hands during an outing in April 2023, just weeks after cofirming the arrival of their second son.

They're Getting Hitched

In January 2022, a source confirmed to E! News that Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin were engaged. The actress showed off her engagement ring while stepping out in Beverly Hills. 

Heart Day

"Hoppy Valentine's day everyone!" Brenda shared on Instagram when celebrating with Macaulay in the water. 

Star Power

The couple were all smiles at Macaulay's star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2023.

Take Me Away

While strolling through Friedrichshain in Berlin, Germany, the couple displayed some PDA by holding hands. 

Birthday Bash

"Happy 40th birthday to this magical being," Brenda wrote to Macaulay on Instagram. "I could sit here and write endlessly about how wonderful, kind, loving, genuine, loyal, honest, brilliant and hilarious you are, and how grateful I am that I get to share and do this life thing with you. But firstly, that would take me an eternity and secondly, you won't even see this because you don't ever use instagram. Hahaha. My unicorn that I never thought could exist, I am luckiest person in the world because I am loved by you."


Uniting for good! The Hollywood couple attended the sixth biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telecast in Los Angeles. 

Biggest Cheerleader

"Guys, I did a podcast with my favorite bunny—podcasters and just 2 of my favorite people," Brenda shared online when supporting her boyfriend's podcast back in April 2018. "@bunnyearspodcast aaaand the one and only @mattbennett!" 

Proud Parents

The couple celebrated their son Dakota's first birthday with a visit to Sesame Place San Diego. Calling it a "magical" affair, Brenda wrote on her Instagram alongside a snap of herself and Macaulay posing with Elmo, "We had so much fun!"

Fun in Cabo

The couple celebrated Brenda's 36th birthday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 

Poolside Service 

Macaulay purchased a resort tshirt and pretended to be a resort employee, offering Brenda a towel as she lounged poolside.


He also played bellhop and carried her bags, much to Brenda's confusion and amusement.

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