Ethan Hawke Jokingly Calls Publicly Flirting With Rihanna the ‘Family Shame’


“That’s been the family shame. So you’re really touching a nerve,” Ethan added, with Maya correcting him. “No, it’s family pride,” she quipped.

The incident in question took place at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden, where Ethan and his son, Levon, were sitting courtside next to Rihanna. 

In mid-February, Ethan took to Instagram to post throwback photos from the game, which, at first, see then-13-year-old Levon sitting between his dad and Rihanna. Then, at some point, Ethan and Levon switch seats, with the actor seen chatting with RiRi.