Sarah Jessica Parker abruptly left a festival where she was being honored due to a ‘devastating’ family emergency.
The 57-year-old actress was recognized at the New York Ballet’s 10th annual Fall Fashion Gala on Wednesday night — but had to leave moments after arriving.
An onlooker told Page Six that the Sex and the City star’s departure was announced on stage due to a ‘suddenly devastating family situation’, but did not share any further details.
David H. at Lincoln Center in New York City. A star-studded gala thrown by the organization she serves as vice president of the board of directors at the Koch Theater.
Sarah Jessica Parker abruptly left the New York Ballet’s 10th annual Fall Fashion Gala, where she was being honored, on Wednesday night due to a ‘devastating’ family emergency.
An onlooker told Page Six that her departure was announced on stage due to a ‘suddenly devastating family situation’. She appeared a day earlier
Regardless of the Hocus Pocus 2 star’s absence, several other stars were in attendance, including Julia Fox (pictured).
Dailymail.com has reached out to Parker’s representatives for comment and has yet to hear back.
According to Page Six, the program has been a huge success for the ballet as it has grossed $24 million since its inception in 2012.
Guest of Honor: Solange Knowles was also there as she made history by becoming the first black woman to score a ballet for the organization.
Along with several Fall Fashion Gala designers and choreographers, Parker was to be honored for her ‘vision and leadership of the Fall Fashion Gala.’
Regardless of the Hocus Pocus alum’s absence, several other stars were in attendance, including Julia Fox and Solange Knowles — who made history after becoming the first black woman to score a ballet for the organization.
The event celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Fall Fashion Gala, which ‘paired acclaimed choreographers with some of the fashion world’s most exciting talents, and in the process created nearly 30 choreographies that reinvigorated the art form.’
Unfortunately, it’s unclear what went wrong with SJP, as the star is notoriously private about her family.
The celebration comes a day after she attended the New York premiere of Hocus Pocus 2 with her husband Matthew Broderick and her twin daughters Tabitha and 13-year-old Marion for a rare appearance.
Cutting a dapper figure in a sharp gray suit, Matthew could also be seen posing with Parker and his daughters as they all posed together for some group shots.
Unfortunately, no other details about what went wrong with SJP have been shared, and the star is notoriously private about her family
The celebration comes a day after she attended the New York premiere of Hocus Pocus 2 with her husband Matthew Broderick and her twin daughters Tabitha and 13-year-old Marion.
Matthew wore a gray suit, while the 13-year-old, who mostly stayed out of the limelight, wore a silver, sparkly gown and black dress for the evening.
The 13-year-old, who mostly stayed out of the spotlight, wore silver, sparkly gowns and black dresses for the evening.
Parker, for her part, looked gorgeous in a white and purple floral kimono-style top with pink pants and matching heels.
Parker and Broderick married in May 1997, and she gave birth to a son, James, in 2002.
They then expanded their family by welcoming twins via surrogate in 2009.
‘Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them is, as it were, suspended animation,’ the film star previously said of using a surrogate.
‘The pregnancy experience is gone… it’s so different and just as weird… but amazing.’
She also revealed that her daughters were big fans of her Halloween film Hocus Pocus in the past, and were ‘so excited’ when they found out she was coming back for the sequel.
“They started watching the movie, I’d say three years ago,” she told PEOPLE earlier this year.
‘They were very excited to meet Bette [Midler] and Kathy [Najimy]. Loretta kept asking me, “But wait, are we going to meet them? [their characters] Winnie and Mary? Or are we going to see them as Bette Midler and Cathy Najimy?”‘