Mel Brooks has been in the entertainment industry since the 1950s and has only married twice. That is an impressive feat for a star of his era! His first wife was actress Anne Bancroft. Per CBS News, Bancroft was the love of Mel’s life. They stayed together until her death in 2005. Their union lasted a total of 41 years, and the pair shared a son, Max Brooks.
Mel’s heartwarming romance with Bancroft wasn’t his first marriage. He was once married to Florence Baum, an actress (per IMDb). Together, he and Baum had three children, Stephanie, Eddie, and Nicky Brooks.
Mel is the proud grandfather to two grandchildren. His grandson is named Henry, the son of Mel’s son Max. His granddaughter, Samantha, is the daughter of his son Eddie. Samantha has joined her grandfather on red carpets before, while his grandson Henry can be seen in a cute video with his famous grandfather during the days of quarantine, per Kveller.
According to USA Today, Mel’s grandchildren were a motivating factor in lending his voice to the animated movie “Hotel Transylvania 2,” stating they get a kick out of it. Mel is a proud grandfather. He told the publication he wanted to be called grandpa, saying, “People don’t like to admit becoming grandparents. They want to be called Pappy, Pap, or Nick. Nothing with ‘grand’ in it. But I’m old-fashioned. I like it, I earned it and it’s my title.”