If Heisenberg is the one who knocks, then it's Jesse Pinkman who breaks hearts. Actor Aaron Paul stole the show at Breaking Bad's special 10-year-anniversary panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, California, by dressing his adorable 5-month-old daughter, Story Annabelle, in a mini hazmat suit and bringing her up onstage.
The look, as many fans will recognize, is one that Paul's character often wore on the AMC series as he cooked up meth in the middle of the New Mexico desert with his former teacher (played by Bryan Cranston). I'd never thought I'd say this but, mon Dieu, babies in drug-making costumes are cute as hell. Just look at that tiny face mask!
Paul's wife, Lauren Parsekian, captioned a photo of her husband and daughter with Cranston, "Breaking Dads." It seems a great sense of humor runs in the family.
Despite this being baby Story's first time at the massive comics convention, she seemed to handle herself like a pro. Who knows? Maybe she was meant for the spotlight just like her incredibly photogenic and talented parents (in addition to looking like a model, Parsekian is the cofounder of The Kind Campaign, a nonprofit organization that combats bullying).
Paul seems to be adjusting well to life as a new dad. Back in March, he shared a tear-jerkingly sweet Instagram post celebrating his wife and daughter, saying they were a "constant reminder of how lucky I am to be alive."
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Life. To live. What an extraordinary gift that we as a whole constantly take for granted. It’s easy to forget how lucky we are. These two ladies in this photograph are my world and they are a constant reminder how lucky I am to be alive. The little one on the right is my daughter and she just turned a month old. Her name is Story and each breath she takes makes me weak. The sounds she makes when she stretches and yawns are what I live for. Her sneezing and hiccups make me feel warmth like I have never felt. The sleeping beauty on the left is my wife. Her name is Lauren and she just happens to be the greatest human that I have ever met and she just happens to be a damn good mother. Truth is, I never believed in soul mates before meeting her but I can tell you right now that she is mine. I guess that’s how it works sometimes. Her and I somehow magically created this precious child and never has there been a greater gift for us. To be parents. What a blessing. What a miracle life is. Someone once said the odds of existing are as if two million people each rolled a dice that is a trillion sided and they all ended up landing on the same number. Think about that. How rare each and every one of us are. How beautifully perfect/imperfect each and every one of us are. It’s crazy to think that we all started out as a perfect little sperm that happened to fertilize a perfect little egg on a very specify moment in time. Everything had to be absolutely perfect for each and every one of us to exist. Lucky us. I don’t know why I am writing all of this for all of you to see. I’m just staring at my baby sleeping in my arms and felt the need to express myself. Love to all of you perfectly imperfect people.❤️👶🏻❤️
"To be parents. What a blessing," he added. "What a miracle life is."
Though they may look perfect at all times, Parsekian explained earlier this year that things haven't always been sunshine and rainbows since she gave birth back in February. In a lengthy Instagram post, she got real about having mastitis, a painful condition caused by infected and inflamed breast tissue.
"This post labor chapter has been rough at times," she wrote. "Recovering from labor is no joke. I'm definitely on the mend in that department but…breastfeeding. Oh man."
"While it's been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, I have developed Mastitis twice within 3 weeks," she continued. "For those of you who don't know what that is, it's an infection from breastfeeding that creates severe flu-like symptoms. Yesterday I was fighting a fever that almost hit 104. It was the sickest I have ever felt. The pain and aches were unbelievable."
Hopefully, these painful parenting moments are few and far between so the Parsekian-Paul family can focus on the fun things — like dominating the costume game.