Sarah Jessica Parker recalls 'unbridled joy' of son's birth as he turns 17

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Photo: Greg Allen/Invision/AP 

Sarah Jessica Parker has taken to Instagram to recall the day her life changed forever.

In a post celebrating the 17th birthday of son James Wilkie, she expresses the "unbridled joy" of the day she and husband Matthew Broderick welcomed their baby boy.

Captioning a photo of herself and Broderick beaming at the camera while cradling newborn James, Parker wrote, "October 28th, 2002. The date that changed every breath we take and what we thought we knew love to mean. We watch you grow and capture life with admiration, pride and profound love. So grateful someone captured our unbridled joy we recall so vividly those 17 years ago.

She then signs off with, "Happy birthday beloved son James Wilkie," with a kiss from "Mama".

The Sex and the City star keeps her three children largely away from the spotlight these days, posting only occasional rear view photos as they walk to school in Greenwich Village, New York City.

She is immensely popular with her 5.8 million Instagram followers for regularly responding to their comments.

Parker, 54, also shares 10-year-old twins Marion Loretta and Tabitha Hodge with Broderick, whom she married in 1997.

The star - who has produced and starred in television series Divorce since 2016 - was briefly in Australia earlier this month to headline two Business Chicks 'networking breakfasts' and conduct a shoe signing of her SJP label footwear at David Jones.

She told the Sydney Morning Herald, in her first Australian interview since her last visit in 2011, that although she juggles many roles as a businesswoman and mother, she is aware that she's calling the shots in life.

"I look to women working two and three jobs with very little financial reward, with very little opportunity to choose what they want to be doing, without the kind of childcare that I have, and when I am tired, I recall the privilege of my professional life. And if I am feeling over-extended, it's my fault," she said.


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