Meet Kaitlin Olson’s Son Axel Lee McElhenney: Interesting Facts About Him
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Axel Lee McElhenney is the son of Caitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney, both of whom are well-known actors and stars of the TV series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” on FX. Caitlin Olson plays Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds on the show, while Rob McElhenney plays Ronald “Mac” McDonald.

Caitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney have been in a relationship since the mid-2000s and have two children together, including Axel. In this article, you can learn more about their first son Axel, including his connection to the strange storylines on their TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” how Caitlin and Rob are raising him and his brother, and some memorable moments involving Caitlin and Axel.

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Biography

Axel Lee McElhenney was born on Wednesday, September 2010 to Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney, both of whom are actors. The couple welcomed their first son at their home in Sherman Oaks, California at 12:52 in the afternoon. Axel weighed 8 lbs and 7 oz at birth.

Axel is now 11 years old and is the grandson of Donald Olson, Helen McElhenney, Melinda Olson, and Robert McElhenney.

Meet Kaitlin Olson’s Son Axel Lee McElhenney: Interesting Facts About Him
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Axel has a younger brother named Leo Grey McElhenney, who was born at 1:15 AM on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the couple’s home in Los Angeles. Leo is 19 months younger than Axel.

Olson has stated that when she learned she was expecting Leo, she panicked because she wasn’t sure if she would be able to love someone as much as she loved her husband and Axel.

When Leo was born, Olson shared with Time magazine in 2015 that he had expanded her capacity for love and that she was able to love him just as much as she loved her husband and first child, Axel.
 
Axel Was Born When His Mother, Kaitlin Was In The Middle Of Watching The Game

Axel’s birth story is quite unique. His mother, actress Olson, was in the midst of watching a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers when she went into labor and gave birth to him.

In an interview with People magazine, Olson recalled the moment when she started experiencing labor pains:

“I went into labor at the Phillies/Dodgers game on Tuesday night. As soon as Ryan Howard hit a three-run home run, we felt comfortable leaving to go have our baby. We love him like crazy, even though he made us miss the second half of the game.”

When Olson went into labor, she was still at home and decided to go watch the Dodgers-Phillies game, since she knew it would take some time. As a long-time fan of the team, this was an important moment for her.

Olson’s original plan was to go for a walk around the neighborhood and run errands, but she ended up deciding to go to the baseball game instead. She told Glamour magazine that she was able to watch five or seven innings of the game before it was time for her to give birth. Olson, who was born in Oregon, considered the game to be very important to her.

Olson shared with People in September 2010 that she and her husband were overjoyed with the arrival of their son, even though it meant missing the second half of the game.

Axel’s Parents, Rob McElhenney And Kaitlin Fell In Love On The Set Of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 

Olson met Axel’s father, McElhenney, while working on the TV series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” in 2005. McElhenney, who plays Ronald “Mac” McDonald on the show, invited Olson to join the cast as Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds. Over time, the actor developed feelings for the petite actress.

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After their relationship became public, Olson shared that she had actually fallen in love with McLenney before he had feelings for her. The couple started dating during the second season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” but they kept their relationship a secret for the first year.

After dating for two years, Olson and McElhenney tied the knot at a vineyard in Malibu at the end of September 2008. Two years later, they welcomed their first child, Alex. Olson has said that they were both extremely excited and overjoyed when they found out they were expecting.

In addition to Alex, Olson and McElhenney have a younger son named Leo, who was born on April 5, 2012.

Has Rob McElhenney And Kaitlin’s Son, Axel Appeared On It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia? 

Axel has made a brief appearance on his mother’s TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” In the sixth season of the series, the show’s writers incorporated Olson’s real-life pregnancy with Axel into the storyline by having the character Dee, played by Olson, become pregnant.

The inclusion of a pregnancy storyline for Dee in the sixth season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” came as a surprise to many viewers and was unexpected.

Olson has said that it was a great experience to be able to incorporate her real pregnancy into the show. At the time of filming, the actress was in her second trimester. The episode in which the characters find out about Dee’s pregnancy is titled “Who Got Dee Pregnant?”
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Kaitlin Once Revealed Axel Lee McElhenney Was A Perfectionist

According to Olson, her son Axel used to be a perfectionist. In a conversation with Raising Whasians in June 2016, the actress revealed that her son would become very upset when his Lego bricks didn’t fit together perfectly and would feel like a terrible person. Olson, who appeared in the film “Finding Dory,” also mentioned that her son used to see this as the end of the world.

Olson’s mother has also noted that Axel was very intelligent at the time.

Olson has mentioned that this tendency towards perfectionism was a recurring theme throughout Axel’s life at the time. In an effort to help her son understand that nobody is perfect, the actress tried to impart the message that it was okay to make mistakes. She has continued to pass this lesson on to her children.

Kaitlin’s Different Approach To Teach Her Son Axel About Safety 

Having experienced a serious accident as a child herself, Olson has chosen not to constantly caution her sons Axel and Leo with phrases like “be careful.” The actress, known for her roles in “Hacks” and “Vacation,” believes that this would only serve to frighten them further.

In an interview with Glamour magazine, Olson shared that in her household, it is common to say “check your body” instead of “be careful.”

Meet Kaitlin Olson’s Son Axel Lee McElhenney: Interesting Facts About Him
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Olson and McElhenney are teaching their sons to prioritize their safety. The actress, who has also appeared in “Heat,” is trying to instill in Axel and Leo the importance of being aware of their surroundings and taking steps to protect themselves.

Olson explained that she tries to teach her sons to be aware of their surroundings and to take necessary precautions to stay safe. While she encourages them to take risks, she also emphasizes the importance of protective measures like wearing a helmet.

At the age of 12, Olson was involved in a serious bicycle accident where she was hit by a car and suffered a fractured skull. She had to undergo multiple reconstructive surgeries and was hospitalized as a result of the accident.

Parents Net Worth Is Massive

As long-time stars of the popular TV series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which has aired for 15 seasons, it is likely that Axel’s parents have amassed significant wealth. Caitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney are both estimated to have a net worth of over $50 million each. Additionally, since McElhenney is one of the creators of the show, it is possible that his actual net worth may be higher than reported.

Meet Kaitlin Olson’s Son Axel Lee McElhenney: Interesting Facts About Him

With a combined net worth of over $100 million, it is clear that Axel’s parents are among the wealthiest people.

Other Facts

Axel and his brother have a rule in place that requires them to make eye contact and greet anyone who enters or leaves the house, whether it is their housekeeper or anyone else. This rule is especially important when they are in the midst of using a screen.