Ray Romano Has Four Kids. Inside The Lives Of His Adult Children

Ray Romano has been in the entertainment industry for a long time. The actor began his career as a stand-up comedian, but in 1995, everything changed after he made an appearance on David Letterman's late-night show. Letterman "wanted to produce a show with Ray," since he's "smart" and "funny," per People. From there, the concept of Everybody Loves Raymond was born, and it was instantly a hit. The comedy — which was based on the star's real life — followed Ray Barone as he navigated his career all while spending time with his brood. 

"It's all about family and kids," Ray told the New York Daily News in 2001 about the Emmy Award-winning series. "And, since the twins arrived, parenting. My thing is all about real-life experiences. Family. Kids. Observations. I don't talk about anything that's in the newspapers."

Despite Ray's success, the Hollywood star always made time for his wife, Anna Romano, and their four kids — daughter Alexandra, twins Gregory and Matthew, and son Joseph. "On TV, you don't see Ray Barone's kids that much. In real life, I'm a lot more involved with my children," he told Parents magazine in 2002. So, what are Ray's kids up to now? We give you the scoop after the jump.

Ray Romano's kids followed in his footsteps

Ray Romano has certainly made a name for himself in Hollywood. With successful television shows and movies, including Everybody Loves Raymond and Ice Age, Ray hasn't lost his touch over the years. So, it should come as no surprise that three out of four of Ray's children followed in his footsteps.

The actor's daughter, Alexandra Romano, is a marketing and communications manager at Shondaland in Hollywood, per her LinkedIn. Meanwhile, Ray's twins, Gregory Romano and Matthew Romano, both work as production assistants on The Late Late Show With James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, respectively. Of course, the television hosts love to have some fun with Ray when he makes appearances on their shows. During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2019, Ray was blindfolded and had to choose who his son was out of a lineup. In April 2020, Ray and his sons went on a scavenger hunt at their house during an episode of Corden's show

"Every time I do Kimmel or Corden, I have to come up with a bit with them now," Ray told Ellen DeGeneres in February 2019. "They're single, so on Kimmel, I tried to get them a date, when I went on Corden, they had a girl come out of the audience and have a date right there." The star jokingly pointed out to DeGeneres that she has "a lot of women" in her audience who might be a good fit for his sons. 

Ray Romano hilariously makes fun of his youngest child

Ray Romano isn't afraid to call his daughter, Alexandra Romano, the "good one" out of his four kids, but the actor did have something to say when it came to his youngest son, Joseph Romano. "I can't tell if he's the stupidest kid or maybe even the deepest because he says things that just — I don't know how to react to them," he told Ellen DeGeneres in February 2019.

"The other day he went to a party and he came home at 6 a.m., so I happened to be up," Ray continued. "He comes upstairs, I am like, 'Joe, you're coming home at 6 a.m.?' And he doesn't say anything, he just walks into his room and goes, 'For now.' He's right! Time has no meaning. I couldn't say anything else. I went back into the bedroom, my wife is like, 'Did you find out where he was?' I was like, 'Where are any of us? Are we here? Are we even here?'"

All jokes aside, Ray noted his family doesn't mind being talked about during his stand-up shows. "The boys love it," he told DeGeneres. "No matter what I say. They are my No. 1 fans. Whenever [my wife] says anything, I tell her what I always tell her: To go cry in a bag of money."

Ray Romano is getting to spend extra time with his kids amid the coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, more and more kids are coming back to live with their parents instead of cramming into their small apartments. Case in point: As of July 2020, Ray Romano is quarantining with his four adult children — Alexandra, Greg, Matthew, and Joseph — in California, which, surprisingly, he doesn't mind. "Well, we have the 22-year-old [Joseph] who's here anyway," he told People in July 2020. "And we had twins, who have their own apartment a couple miles away. So, they've been back."

"And my daughter has a house in Venice, California. And she'll spend a week here and then go home," he continued. "She has a roommate so she doesn't know what to do. She takes after me. It's actually kind of enjoyable in fact. But they're adults. I can't sympathize enough with people who are quarantining with little children."

It definitely doesn't sound like Ray's house is a bad place to be either. "They've got nine bathrooms. They've got a trampoline, they've got a movie theater, they are not going anywhere," he told Ellen DeGeneres in February 2019 of what his lavish home looks like. Sure seems like a pretty good setup, if you ask us. No wonder Ray's kiddos won't be leaving anytime soon. Everybody Loves Raymond, right?