Alicia Silverstone Says Son Bear’s Haircut Was a “Big Growing Up Moment” For Her
"He’s adorable with hair, he’s adorable without hair."
Update, December 15th, 2020: Last month, Alicia Silverstone's 9-year-old son Bear Blu Jarecki decided to chop his waist-length hair and try a new look after growing it out for pretty much the majority of his life. And although it was a smooth transition from long to short for Bear, Silverstone admitted that she had a hard time with it.
“He buzzed it. He took it off," she told Access Hollywood on December 14th. "I saved [the hair] to be saved forever. He’s adorable and he’s happy, and it’s all good. He’s adorable with hair, he’s adorable without hair.”
But, the Clueless star said it took her a minute to come to terms with Bear's new look. "It’s a big growing up moment for a mom because I didn’t realize how when they talk their hair off, how much it changes [them],” she said.
“He looks like a kid instead of my baby," Silverstone continued. "These are things that are hard to adjust to but wonderful. People get to make decisions for themselves and grow and fit into themselves, right? It’s pretty amazing.”
And with a mom like Silverstone, who allows Bear to shape his own image without input, he's truly getting the full "growing into himself" experience. Long hair or short, Bear is one of the coolest kids around.
Update, November 23rd, 2020: Bear's hair is outta here. After Alicia Silverstone shared in September that her 9-year-old son, Bear Blu Jarecki, was bullied at school for having long hair, and was totally unfazed by said bullying, she updated her Instagram followers on November 22nd that Bear has decided to go short—and it was a decision he made all on his own.
"Yes, It’s true. Bear cut his hair!! My baby’s growing up 😭💔 I miss his hair!!!!!" Silverstone captioned an Instagram video of Bear's haircut. "Was it his decision? Yes. Did I cry inside as I watched him get it cut? Maybe… but did I try to stop him? Not for one second."
Silverstone explained that the reason Bear kept his hair for as long as he did, "was because he loved it so much!!!" But, as Silverstone wrote, Bear wanted to try something new (as we all did/still do during quarantine).
"Although I have a feeling he’ll find a way back to his long hair again in the future," Silverstone added. "No matter what though, I will always support my sweet, caring, and precious little boy in every decision he makes."
We love both Silverstone's and Bear's "go for it" attitude. Who cares what anyone else thinks? Do what makes you happy.
Original Post, September 29th, 2020: Alicia Silverstone's son, Bear Blu Jarecki, may only be 9 years old, but he has the wisdom of someone much older. In a recent Instagram post, Silverstone gushed about her "little baby" and shared a story about how Bear had the best reaction to when someone at camp made fun of his long hair—and Bear's confidence is something we should all envy.
"I just love him so much!" Silverstone wrote in the caption of her September 27th Instagram post. "Great Sunday hanging with my little baby.. Well, I guess he’s not so little anymore! We went for a swim and now we’re getting ready to make some dinner! Also I just LOVE his hair in this image, I had to grab a quick pic."
She continued, "One time my son was made fun of by other kids because of his hair on a bus ride to surf camp. After he had returned and told me, I thought he would want to cut it for a haircut appointment we had already scheduled the next day, but when we showed up, he said 'please give me a trim so I can grow it to my waist.'"
"That’s my boy!" Silverstone wrote about Bear.
The Clueless actor wrote that Bear "knows who he is," and that "he loves his hair and chooses to have it long."
"Mama and Papa aren’t going to stop him from being him," Silverstone wrote. His "Papa" is Silverstone's ex-husband, musician Christopher Jarecki. "He’s beautiful and we love his hair! We would never impose any social ideas about what hair on a boy or girl should look like. We should all try to embrace our children and who they choose to be without any judgement!"
Silverstone then included pictures of Harry Styles, Brad Pitt, and Jason Momoa to drive home the point that many "very handsome men" rock the long lock look.
Sure, Harry, Brad, and Jason look great—but Bear Blu has one great head of hair. If anyone feels the need to make fun of him for it, those people are clearly just jealous.