Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw‘s daughter, Mikaela Spielberg, revealed earlier this month that her parents were supportive of her new porn career, but a family friend alleged her parents are less than thrilled.

Mikaela, 23, told The Sun in an interview that her parents were “not upset” and even “intrigued” at her choice to become a “sexual creature.” Mikaela had posted videos to Pornhub, and made an OnlyFans account where viewers can pay $15 a month to see her adult content.

“As Mikaela said, Steven and Kate are nothing but supportive of her, as they are with all their children,” a Spielberg source told The New York Post.

Though, a family friend told Page Six this isn’t quite the case.

“Outwardly, Steven and Kate — who are the most evolved parents in the world and love their kids beyond all measure — have always been supportive of Mikaela and try to understand her,” the source said. “Obviously, though, they’re embarrassed by her sudden public admission of entry into the sex worker world.”

The source said that her parents aren’t worried about their reputation, but are worried about how it will effect their other kids. Capshaw and Spielberg have seven kids between them.

“Nothing can hurt Steven Spielberg’s immaculate reputation, nor Kate’s, but they’re worried about how [Mikaela’s revelation] looks for their other kids, who are trying to be supportive but who are also embarrassed,” said the family friend. “This certainly isn’t how they were raised.”


Mikaela has said that she suffered from anxiety and eating disorders while attending boarding school, and that she had been groomed by people outside her family and friend circle. She didn’t blame her parents for the way she turned out though.

“It’s not my parents’ fault, they couldn’t have known.” she said in her interview with The Sun. But the family friend alleged that maybe her parents are somewhat to blame.

“[Steven and Kate] are friends with many artistic people, and those people are complicated and some have complicated kids. Everybody gets it. Some kids, no matter what advantages — or even because of them — are just lost,” said the family friend. “Maybe Mikaela felt unworthy of her folks, of her name, that she could never live up to it. It’s hard to be the product of parents who are so successful.”

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