Jennifer Connelly brings eldest son Kai Dugan and husband Paul Bettany to Top Gun: Maverick premiere


Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly made an incredibly rare public appearance with her eldest son Kai Dugan at the world premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in San Diego on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old actress welcomed 24-year-old Kai during her romance with photographer David Dugan two years before meeting her husband Paul Bettany, 50, on the set of A Beautiful Mind.

Jennifer, Kai, and Paul arrived together in style as they touched down on the red carpet on the famed USS Midway aircraft carrier.

In the danger zone! Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly made an incredibly rare public appearance with her eldest son Kai Dugan at the world premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in San Diego on Wednesday

In the danger zone! Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly made an incredibly rare public appearance with her eldest son Kai Dugan at the world premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in San Diego on Wednesday

Connelly stunned in a golden Louis Vuitton turtleneck gown selected by her stylist Leslie Fremar.

Hairstylist Renato Campora coiffed the Snowpiercer actress’ signature side-parted raven locks for red carpet festivities.

Make-up artist Lisa Storey brought out Jennifer’s bushy brows and green eyes as well as applying her glossy pout.

Connelly also made sure to pose with her onscreen leading man Tom Cruise, who ostentatiously arrived by a helicopter he piloted himself.

The 51-year-old former child star welcomed 24-year-old Kai during her romance with photographer David Dugan

It was two years before meeting her husband Paul Bettany (R) on the set of A Beautiful Mind

Need for speed: The 51-year-old former child star welcomed 24-year-old Kai during her romance with photographer David Dugan two years before meeting her husband Paul Bettany (R) on the set of A Beautiful Mind

Blended family: Jennifer, Kai, and the Emmy-nominated Englishman - turning 51 on May 27 - arrived together on the famed USS Midway aircraft carrier

Blended family: Jennifer, Kai, and the Emmy-nominated Englishman – turning 51 on May 27 – arrived together on the famed USS Midway aircraft carrier

Throwback: Jennifer pictured with David Dugan on March 31, 1997 in New York City at the Inventing the Abbotts premiere

Throwback: Jennifer pictured with David Dugan on March 31, 1997 in New York City at the Inventing the Abbotts premiere

Group shot: The trio happily posed for photos with one another as they braved the star-studded red carpet

Group shot: The trio happily posed for photos with one another as they braved the star-studded red carpet

Golden girl! Connelly stunned in a golden Louis Vuitton turtleneck gown

She relies on stylist Leslie Fremar

Golden girl! Connelly stunned in a golden Louis Vuitton turtleneck gown selected by her stylist Leslie Fremar

Fierce after 50! Hairstylist Renato Campora coiffed the Snowpiercer actress' signature side-parted raven locks for red carpet festivities

Fierce after 50! Hairstylist Renato Campora coiffed the Snowpiercer actress’ signature side-parted raven locks for red carpet festivities

Beaming: Connelly was captured beaming proudly in her son's direction

Beaming: Connelly was captured beaming proudly in her son’s direction 

Stylish: Kai cut a stylish figure in a black leather jacket layered over a white button-up shirt and black trousers

Stylish: Kai cut a stylish figure in a black leather jacket layered over a white button-up shirt and black trousers

Sweet: The mother-son duo chatted on the red carpet with a hand on one another

Sweet: The mother-son duo chatted on the red carpet with a hand on one another

The New York native plays single mother and bar owner Penelope ‘Penny’ Benjamin, who’s dating flight instructor Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, in Joseph Kosinski’s sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun.

Jennifer was shocked when the 59-year-old Oscar nominee changed their tarmac scene into a flying scene aboard a North American P-51 Mustang where they did ‘some gentle rolls.’

‘But it was really the most extraordinary experience. He’s an incredible pilot and it was pretty magical getting to do that,’ Connelly told ET on Tuesday.

‘It was really fun and, again, just not something that comes up in my daily life, riding a [plane or a] motorcycle with Tom Cruise.’

Ready for her close-up! Make-up artist Lisa Storey brought out Jennifer's bushy brows and green eyes as well as applying her glossy pout

Ready for her close-up! Make-up artist Lisa Storey brought out Jennifer’s bushy brows and green eyes as well as applying her glossy pout

Man of the hour! Connelly also made sure to pose with her onscreen leading man Tom Cruise, who ostentatiously arrived by a helicopter he piloted himself

Man of the hour! Connelly also made sure to pose with her onscreen leading man Tom Cruise, who ostentatiously arrived by a helicopter he piloted himself

'Excited for tonight's @topgunmovie premiere!' The New York native plays single mother and bar owner Penelope 'Penny' Benjamin, who's dating flight instructor Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, in Joseph Kosinski's sequel to Tony Scott's 1986 classic Top Gun

‘Excited for tonight’s @topgunmovie premiere!’ The New York native plays single mother and bar owner Penelope ‘Penny’ Benjamin, who’s dating flight instructor Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, in Joseph Kosinski’s sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun

Jennifer was shocked when the 59-year-old Oscar nominee changed their tarmac scene into a flying scene aboard a North American P-51 Mustang where they did 'some gentle rolls'

Jennifer was shocked when the 59-year-old Oscar nominee changed their tarmac scene into a flying scene aboard a North American P-51 Mustang where they did ‘some gentle rolls’

Connelly told ET on Tuesday: 'But it was really the most extraordinary experience. He's an incredible pilot and it was pretty magical getting to do that'

Connelly told ET on Tuesday: ‘But it was really the most extraordinary experience. He’s an incredible pilot and it was pretty magical getting to do that’

Hitting US/UK theaters May 27! Producer Jerry Bruckheimer's (L) $152M-budget action flick also features Miles Teller (2-L), Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris

Hitting US/UK theaters May 27! Producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s (L) $152M-budget action flick also features Miles Teller (2-L), Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s $152M-budget action flick – hitting US/UK theaters May 27 – also features Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris.

Meanwhile, Paul opted for no necktie with his classic black suit, white button-up, and glossy patent leather dress shoes selected by stylist Alicia Lombardini.

Bettany – rocking a pair of dark shades – reportedly first had a crush on Connelly when she starred in Jim Henson’s 1986 classic Labyrinth at age 15.

The married couple of 19 years are proud parents of 18-year-old son Stellan and daughter Agnes, turning 11 on May 31.

Gent: Meanwhile, Paul opted for no necktie with his classic black suit, white button-up, and glossy patent leather dress shoes selected by stylist Alicia Lombardini

Gent: Meanwhile, Paul opted for no necktie with his classic black suit, white button-up, and glossy patent leather dress shoes selected by stylist Alicia Lombardini

Bettany reportedly first had a crush on the two-time SAG Award nominee when she starred in Jim Henson's 1986 classic Labyrinth at age 15

He rocked a pair of dark shades

Still going strong! Bettany – rocking a pair of dark shades – reportedly first had a crush on the two-time SAG Award nominee when she starred in Jim Henson’s 1986 classic Labyrinth at age 15

Brooklyn Heights home life: The married couple of 19 years are proud parents of 18-year-old son Stellan and daughter Agnes (pictured Friday), turning 11 on May 31

Brooklyn Heights home life: The married couple of 19 years are proud parents of 18-year-old son Stellan and daughter Agnes (pictured Friday), turning 11 on May 31

Bettany last made headlines when 2013 text messages he exchanged with his Tourist castmate Johnny Depp about his ex-wife Amber Heard became evidence in their defamation trial.

Bettany and the 58-year-old Oscar nominee sarcastically plotted to ‘drown’ and ‘burn’ and ‘f***’ the 36-year-old actress’ corpse to check if she’s a ‘witch.’

‘It’s directly from Monty Python in a sketch about burning witches and drowning witches,’ Johnny defended on the stand on April 25.

‘This is a film we had all watched when we were 10. It’s just irreverent and abstract humor. That’s what we were referring to in those texts.’

Dragged into their legal war: Paul last made headlines when 2013 text messages he exchanged with his Tourist castmate Johnny Depp (L, pictured in 2015) about his ex-wife Amber Heard became evidence in their defamation trial

Dragged into their legal war: Paul last made headlines when 2013 text messages he exchanged with his Tourist castmate Johnny Depp (L, pictured in 2015) about his ex-wife Amber Heard became evidence in their defamation trial

Yikes! Bettany and the 58-year-old Oscar nominee sarcastically plotted to 'drown' and 'burn' and 'f***' the 36-year-old actress' corpse to check if she's a 'witch'

Yikes! Bettany and the 58-year-old Oscar nominee sarcastically plotted to ‘drown’ and ‘burn’ and ‘f***’ the 36-year-old actress’ corpse to check if she’s a ‘witch’ 

Depp said Amber ‘despised’ the A Very British Scandal actor and recalled an incident on his private island in the Bahamas when she made Paul’s son Stellan ‘cry’ during a heated argument.

Career-wise, Bettany and Jeremy Pope just played the late pop artists Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in a new play called The Collaboration at the Young Vic Theatre in London.

The talented twosome will reprise their roles for a big-screen adaptation of the 1984-set drama from director Kwame Kwei-Armah, which ‘goes into production later this year’ – according to Deadline.

Curtain call on opening night! Career-wise, Bettany and Jeremy Pope just played the late pop artists Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in a new play called The Collaboration at the Young Vic Theatre in London (pictured February 23)

Curtain call on opening night! Career-wise, Bettany and Jeremy Pope just played the late pop artists Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in a new play called The Collaboration at the Young Vic Theatre in London (pictured February 23)

Cinema bound: The talented twosome will reprise their roles for a big-screen adaptation of the 1984-set drama from director Kwame Kwei-Armah, which 'goes into production later this year'

Cinema bound: The talented twosome will reprise their roles for a big-screen adaptation of the 1984-set drama from director Kwame Kwei-Armah, which ‘goes into production later this year’

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