Story Annabelle Paul is the cherished daughter of Aaron Paul, renowned for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman in the acclaimed series Breaking Bad. Born in the late 2010s, she is the first child of Aaron and his wife of eight years, Lauren Parsekian.
While Annabelle has not yet reached an age where she garners her own following, her mere presence evokes significant curiosity whenever her famous parents grace the public eye. Despite this intrigue, Aaron and Lauren have chosen to keep most details about their little girl private, only offering glimpses of her from time to time.
|Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian
|Date of Birth
|February 6th, 2018
|One Brother (Ryden Caspian Paul)
Story Annabelle Paul’s Life; All About Her Family
Paul and Lauren’s daughter was born in 2018 as edlest child between Aaron and Lauren Parsekian. Her paternal grandmother was Darla (née Haynes) and her grandfather was a Baptist minister Robert Sturtevant.
From her father’s side, Story’s patrilineal line traces back to Samuel Sturtevant, who was born c. 1618, in Rochester, Kent, England. Her paternal great-grandfather is Leon Robert “Bob” Sturtevant (the son of The Rev. Leon Robert Sturtevant and Ethel Meta Walker). Likewise, Annabelle’s great-great-grandfather The Rev. Leon was a Protestant minister.
Story is part English, Scottish, and German.
She has one younger brother, Ryden Caspian Paul, born in April 2022. At first, the Paul couple decided on the name, Casper Emerson Paul. But when Aaron and his wife’s request to change their surname legally to his stage name, Paul, they named their newborn, Ryden.
The youngest Paul, Ryden.
Besides, looking back at Story’s father’s interviews, it was quite clear that she was destined to have siblings or two in the near future or in fact in any of the upcoming years.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, during the then-impending release of his Netflix film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, the hosts asked the Idaho-born celebrity if he and his wife Lauren were done after having a baby girl. To this, Paul exclaimed, “God, no!”
“You talk to my wife about that,” the three-time Emmy winner added and said he and his wife were hoping to add to their family. “I’m down to just keep on going,” said the father of Story.
The Emmett native explained his life began once he had a baby girl and watching his wife take on a role of a mother was “such a joy” for him.
Will Story Paul Watch Breaking Bad?
While talking with ET, Paul also said he’d begin talking to Story about Breaking Bad “whenever she shows interest.” The actor from the west, however, added he doesn’t think it’s something that he should start playing her on her sixth birthday. The actor made it clear that he will be introducing his child to his career-defining gig once she is 12, 13.
Her Dad Is Incredibly Fond Of Her
During the premiere of his movie El Camino, Paul reported on the red carpet about his baby girl and how much fatherhood had changed him since Story came into his life.
Aaron with his daughter, Story Anabelle Paul, and his wife, Lauren Parsekian. Source: Shutterstock
The father of one said, “It is wild.” Aaron established becoming a father is the greatest gift that anyone could ever have. The actor said although he had that kind of assumption beforehand, he maintained no one truly knows until it happens. To him, Paul admits it was just the greatest joy.
Paul revealed the sounds his bundle of joy makes when she stretches and yawns are what he lives for.
“Her sneezing and hiccups make me feel warmth like I have never felt,” the now 43-year-old actor inscribed on his Instagram in March 2018.
The Excitement Before Story Anabelle Paul’s Birth
Lauren first shared the picture of Story on her Instagram on Feb. 9, 2018. Alongside the imaging, the then-new mother wrote,
“There are no words that will ever be able to explain what just happened to my heart.”
A month before her birth, Aaron had told Jimmy Kimmel he was “over the moon excited” about becoming a dad. To the host, he had said “I love babies. I always have loved babies.
Jimmy Kimmel gave Aaron a baby meth suit for his daughter, Story. Source: Getty
Later, in honor of the new family member, Kimmel gave Aaron a pink baby meth suit—a mini girly impersonation to his character Jesse Pinkman.
Aaron had first revealed his wife’s pregnancy with Story back in September 2019. The actor, sharing a picture of Parsekian’s baring baby bump on Instagram, wrote,
“Hey everyone. Look what I did. Words can’t express how excited I am that this little one has entered our lives. Just thought it was time I would share this beautiful news with all of you.”
She Appeared At Comic-Con
In July 2018, just a few months old, Paul’s daughter, Story, made her Comic-Con stage debut. It was during the special Breaking Bad 10-year anniversary panel in San Diego. In the event, Aaron dressed her in Walter White’s signature hazmat suit and a miniature respirator mask.
Aaron Paul presented Story at San Diego Comic-Con in 2018. Source: Getty
After the Jesse Pinkman star introduced her to the viewers, the panel erupted in applause for Story. Some claim she is the youngest panelist at the San Diego festival.
Who Is Story Annabelle Paul’s Mother; How Did She Meet Her Father?
Lauren Parsekian, the mother of Annabelle, is a documentary filmmaker and activist hailing from California. She is the founder of Kind Campaign, a nonprofit charity organization dedicated to assisting girls nationwide in dealing with the traumatic effects of bullying.
In May 2013, Parsekian tied the knot with her husband at the Cottage Pavilion located at Calamitous Ranch in Malibu, California. The couple first crossed paths at Coachella in 2009 and two years later, Paul proposed to Annabelle’s mother in Paris. They exchanged vows in May 2013.
The Full Scoop Behind Her Unique Name ‘Story’
During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show, Aaron Paul shared the endearing story behind the naming of his daughter. Reflecting on their initial date, the actor disclosed that he and his wife, Lauren, had a shortlist of names in mind. However, they made a conscious decision not to finalize a name until they actually met their baby girl.
When the moment arrived and they laid eyes on their daughter, Paul recalled that they were instantly captivated. It was in that profound and magical moment that they knew the perfect name for her would be ‘Story’. Thus, they embraced the beautiful significance of her arrival, and ‘Story’ became the heartfelt choice that would forever symbolize the unique narrative of their family.
Aaron Paul says the first date he had with his wife inspired, Story’s name. Source: BlackGrid
Paul revealed that the inspiration for their daughter’s name stems from a memorable experience early in his relationship with Lauren Parsekian. On their second encounter, they found themselves in Las Vegas, where they enjoyed a delightful evening consisting of dinner and a show. Feeling a spontaneous connection, they made the impulsive decision to embark on a spontaneous wedding at a chapel. In anticipation of starting a family, they even purchased a baby leather jacket.
However, their plans to marry in the chapel were thwarted as circumstances intervened. Interpreting this unexpected turn as a sign, they decided to wait and let fate guide them. Thus, their daughter became a symbol of their unique and enduring love story, a testament to the twists and turns that brought them together.
Story Annabelle Paul Lives An Affluent Life
Even after several years since the finale of Breaking Bad, Story’s father is still running quite notably in the entertainment industry. Multiple sources agree that Paul got big in terms of career and money while playing the sidekick of a kingpin lord in the hit AMC series.
There’s also a handful of movie gigs to consider when mentioning Aaron’s net worth. While the specific number may be the discussion for another day, his fortune has been estimated at around $20 million.
Along with his better half, Paul likewise owns several properties in California and Idaho. He once sold his Hollywood Hills cabin for $2.2 million and furthermore has a lavish house in his home state.
Once in a show, Aaron Paul admitted he was afraid that his daughter, Story’s first word would be “bitch.”