Steven Spielberg's Granddaughter Eve, 13, Looks All Grown Up as They Walk 2024 Oscars Red Carpet

The filmmaker is stepdad to Eve's mom, actress Jessica Capshaw

<p>FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty </p> Steven Spielberg and granddaughter Eve


Steven Spielberg and granddaughter Eve

Steven Spielberg is winning the award for best grandpa of the year.

On Sunday, the director, 77, brought his 13-year-old granddaughter Eve along to the 2024 Oscars, posing with her on the red carpet. Eve, the daughter of Spielberg's stepdaughter Jessica Capshaw, 47, wore a baby blue strapless dress and stood next to Spielberg, who opted for a suit and bow tie.

The two posed for a few photos together before moving along the red carpet and entering the venue.

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<p>Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic</p> Steven Spielberg and Eve Gavigan

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Steven Spielberg and Eve Gavigan

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Spielberg is a dad of seven and a granddad of six. The filmmaker became a father with the birth of his son Max, 38, whom he shares with his ex-wife Amy Irving. When Spielberg married actress Kate Capshaw in 1991, he became a father to her daughter Jessica, 47, and son Theo, 35. Spielberg and Capshaw went on to have four children together — Sasha, 33, Sawyer, 32, Mikaela, 28, and Destry, 27.

He is granddad to Jessica's four kids with husband Christopher Gavigan — Luke, 16, Eve, Poppy and Josephine.

While he is now the proud patriarch of his family, Spielberg didn't always want kids. It was actually his time working on his film E.T. that prompted him to change his mind.

Craig Barritt/Getty Steven Spielberg and family
Craig Barritt/Getty Steven Spielberg and family

"I didn't want to have kids because it was not a kind of equation that made sense for me as I went from movie to movie to movie, script to script," Spielberg told Variety at a celebration for the iconic film's 40th anniversary.

"It never occurred to me till halfway through E.T.: I was a parent on that film. I was literally feeling like I was very protective of Henry [Thomas] and Mike [McNaughton] and my whole cast, and especially Drew [Barrymore], who was only 6 years old."

"And I started thinking, 'Well, maybe this could be my real life someday.' It was the first time that it occurred to me that maybe I could be a dad. And maybe in a way, a director is a dad, or a mom … I really felt that that would be my big production," said the dad of seven.

He added, "I have seven kids and six grandchildren, so E.T. worked for me very well."

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