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Jeff Bridges' 3 Children: All About Isabelle, Jessica and Hayley

'The Old Man' star Jeff Bridges shares three daughters with his wife Susan Geston

<p>Fairchild Archive/Penske Media/Getty</p> Jeff Bridges attends the 83rd annual Academy Awards with Susan Geston, Isabelle Bridges, Jessica Bridges, Haley Bridges and a guest..

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Jeff Bridges attends the 83rd annual Academy Awards with Susan Geston, Isabelle Bridges, Jessica Bridges, Haley Bridges and a guest..

Jeff Bridges is “The Dude” to Big Lebowski fans, but he's just dad to his three children — Isabelle, Jessica and Hayley — with longtime wife Susan Geston.

Jeff became a father for the first time in 1981 when he and Geston welcomed Isabelle. He was already a movie star working on 1982’s Tron, with over a dozen films under his belt. The Old Man actor says his successful career was a double-edged sword when it came to his family.

“You’re trying to make good movies ... it’s very self-involved,” he told The Off Camera Show in 2019. “I’m making money so we can afford to live the way we want and the kids can go [to good] schools ... but later on in my life, I've cried with my daughters ... I’ve missed out on so much.”

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“Raising them, everything happens so fast,” he added. Jeff's proud of the women his girls grew up to be, with Isabelle being an author, Jessica working as a musician and Hayley enjoying her career in interior design. All three have had opportunities to work on projects with their father.

One thing that brought them closer than ever was Jeff’s health. Battling cancer and two bouts of COVID-19 in recent years "heightened the experience of most of my philosophies in life,” he shared with PEOPLE in 2023.

“It all gets down to that corny 'L' word — love," the Bad Times at the El Royale star added. "[They] were so supportive about the cancer and COVID. It just brought to my attention how much they loved me, and how much I loved them."

Here’s everything to know about Jeff Bridges’ children: Isabelle, Jessica and Hayley.

Isabelle Bridges Boesche, 42

<p>Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty</p> Jeff Bridges and daughter Hayley arrive at the Sony Pictures premiere of ''Surfs Up'' on June 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

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Jeff Bridges and daughter Hayley arrive at the Sony Pictures premiere of ''Surfs Up'' on June 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

Jeff and Geston welcomed their first child — daughter Isabelle — on Aug. 6, 1981. Over the years, the Tron: Legacy actor has said his wife did most of the work raising the girls when they were young at the family home in Santa Barbara while he was shooting films around the world.

Isabelle always admired her parents’ sweet relationship, telling PEOPLE, "They love each other, but they like each other, they spend time together. They make an effort to ask each other questions about what the other is interested in.”

Isabelle took that inspiration into her own marriage to college sweetheart Brandon Boesch, whom she met while they attended Pepperdine University. The couple exchanged wedding vows at the family home in Santa Barbara in 2007.

"I always dreamed of getting married at our house," Isabelle told Inside Weddings. "I've known that I was going to get married on 7/7/07 since high school. I don't know how I knew, but I just did!"

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Over a decade later, they’re still going strong. ”16 years ago I married my best friend,” Isabelle wrote on Instagram in 2023. “We made a life, babies and magic together. I’m so in love! 😘♥️🥰.”

The duo turned the True Grit star and Geston into grandparents with their two children: Gracie and Ben. The kids lovingly call Jeff “Dudie” or “Dude-pa.”

These days, Isabelle and her family live in the Bay Area, where she works on her own business, The Mother's Empowerment Sisterhood. She's also a children’s book author, releasing her first title, Daddy Daughter Day, in 2020. Jeff served as the illustrator on the project that shared Isabelle's memories with him.

“Like my father, I was away for much of Isabelle’s childhood due to my work and making movies, and so I try to do my best to try and make up for some of that,” he told Billy Shore of the Share Our Strength podcast. “For some reason, we need reasons to get together, and this was a great reason to get together with my daughter ... [it was] a lot of fun!”

Jessica Lily Bridges, 40

<p>Carlo Allegri/Getty</p> Jeff Bridges and his daughter Jessica attend the 6th Annual Costume Guild Awards reception on February 21, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Jeff Bridges and his daughter Jessica attend the 6th Annual Costume Guild Awards reception on February 21, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.

Jessica was born on June 14, 1983, and while not much is known about her childhood and teen years, Jeff shared that he once brought his girls onto The Big Lebowski set.

“I thought [it] would be fun,” he said on The Off Camera Show. “The girls came, and I put the bowling pin hats on them, and I took a bunch of pictures of them.”

Unfortunately, the scene turned out to be embarrassingly raunchy. “I thought, ‘Why the hell did I invite my girls and my wife to come for that particular scene?’ ” he recalled. “What was I thinking, man?!”

Jessica was the only daughter to follow her father into the entertainment industry. “Jessie, my middle daughter, we play music all the time; she opens for me sometimes, and we play music; that’s our connection,” he said of their relationship.

In her Instagram bio, she echos this passion. “Music is the thing that makes me feel the most alive — listening to it, creating it, witnessing it!” it reads.

Jessica keeps her personal life private, but she doesn't miss a chance to celebrate the bond she has with her dad. “Love ya, pops!!! Life sure is a wild ride with you by my side,” she wrote alongside a sweet Father’s Day snap in 2015.

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Hayley Roselouise Bridges, 38

<p>Todd Williamson/Getty</p> Jeff Bridges, Susan Gaston and Isabelle Bridges at a Screening Of CBS Films' "Hell Or High Water" on August 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

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Jeff Bridges, Susan Gaston and Isabelle Bridges at a Screening Of CBS Films' "Hell Or High Water" on August 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Jeff and Geston welcomed their youngest daughter, Hayley, on Oct. 17, 1985. While her sisters have moved away from their hometown, she still lives nearby and spends a lot of time with her parents.

“Hayley, my baby, she’s the only one who lives in Santa Barbara,” Jeff told The Off Camera Show. “She’s a wonderful interior designer, and we work together on houses.”

According to Hayley, after their family settled in Santa Barbara in 1994, they began traveling more and she got to experience different cultures in fascinating environments. It inspired her to pursue interior design after she graduated from Loyola Marymount University.

On Instagram, she posts about her business, Hayley Bridges Design, and the transformations she helps bring to life, from elegant living rooms to relaxing outdoor spaces.

Hayley was a huge supporter of Jeff’s while going through his non-Hodgkin lymphoma battle in October 2020 and dealing with COVID-19 in January 2021. His daughter’s impending nuptials were a major driving force in his healing journey, as he dreamt of walking her down the aisle.

"The first goal was how long can I stand up," he told The Independent in 2022. "Finally, one day I said, 'Maybe I can do it, you know.' And it turns out I not only got to walk her down the aisle, but I got to do the wedding dance. That was terrific."

Hayley married her longtime love Justin Shane in Santa Ynez, surrounded by family and friends, and her father couldn’t have been happier.

Jeff even gave a sweet welcome speech that "touched on a trait of Justin's that I also mentioned in my vows, which is that kids and dogs love him," Hayley told Brides. "I believe this to be an example of his wonderful energy."

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