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Sarah Jessica Parker leaves New York City Ballet gala due to ‘sudden devastating family situation’

Sarah Jessica Parker abruptly left a gala where she was being honored due to a ‘devastating’ family emergency.

The 57-year-old actress was being 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 it was announced from the stage that the Sex and the City star had left due to a ‘sudden devastating family situation,’ but didn’t share any further details. 

The star-studded gala, thrown by the organization in which she serves as the vice chair of the Board of Directors, was held at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center in New York City. 

Sarah Jessica Parker abruptly left the New York Ballet’s 10th Annual Fall Fashion Gala on Wednesday night, where she was being honored, due to a ‘devastating’ family emergency

An onlooker told Page Six that it was announced from the stage that she had left due to a 'sudden devastating family situation.' She is seen one day earlier

An onlooker told Page Six that it was announced from the stage that she had left due to a 'sudden devastating family situation.' She is seen one day earlier

An onlooker told Page Six that it was announced from the stage that she had left due to a ‘sudden devastating family situation.’ She is seen one day earlier

Regardless of the Hocus Pocus 2 star's absence, the gala was attended by many other stars including Julia Fox (pictured)

Regardless of the Hocus Pocus 2 star’s absence, the gala was attended by many other stars including Julia Fox (pictured)

Dailymail.com has reached out to Parker’s reps for comment and has yet to hear back.

The exquisite event has been a smashing success for the ballet as it has earned $24 million since its inception in 2012, according to Page Six.

Guest of honor: Solange Knowles was also there as she made history after becoming just the first Black woman to score a ballet for the organization

Guest of honor: Solange Knowles was also there as she made history after becoming just the first Black woman to score a ballet for the organization

Parker was set to be honored for ‘her vision and leadership of the Fall Fashion Gala,’ in addition to a number of Fall Fashion Gala designers and choreographers. 

Regardless of the Hocus Pocus alum’s absence, the gala was attended by many other stars including Julia Fox and Solange Knowles – who made history after becoming just the first Black woman to score a ballet for the organization.

The event celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Fall Fashion Gala, which pairs ‘acclaimed choreographers with some of the fashion world’s most exciting talents and, in the process, has led to the creation of nearly 30 ballets that have reinvigorated the artform.’

Unfortunately, it’s unclear what went wrong with SJP, as the star is notoriously private about her family.

The gala comes one day after she attended the New York premiere of Hocus Pocus 2 with her husband, Matthew Broderick, and her twin daughters Tabitha and Marion, 13, for a rare appearance.

Cutting a dapper figure in a sharp grey suit, Matthew could also be seen standing with Parker and their daughters, as they all posed together for some group shots.

Unfortunately, no other details have been shared about what went wrong with SJP, and the star is notoriously private about her family

Unfortunately, no other details have been shared about what went wrong with SJP, and the star is notoriously private about her family

The gala comes one day after she attended the New York premiere of Hocus Pocus 2 with her husband, Matthew Broderick, and her twin daughters Tabitha and Marion, 13

The gala comes one day after she attended the New York premiere of Hocus Pocus 2 with her husband, Matthew Broderick, and her twin daughters Tabitha and Marion, 13

Matthew wore a grey suit, while the 13-year-olds, who have mostly stayed out of the spotlight, donned a silver, sparkly gown and a black dress for the evening

Matthew wore a grey suit, while the 13-year-olds, who have mostly stayed out of the spotlight, donned a silver, sparkly gown and a black dress for the evening

The 13-year-olds, who have mostly stayed out of the spotlight, donned a silver, sparkly gown and a black dress for the evening.

Parker, for her part, looked stunning 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, named James, in 2002.

They then expanded their family by welcoming the twins via surrogate in 2009. 

‘Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s suspended animation,’ the movie star previously said of using a surrogate. 

‘The gestational experience is gone… it’s so different, and equally extraordinary… But it’s amazing.’

She also revealed that her daughters were big fans of her Halloween movie Hocus Pocus in the past, explaining that they were ‘so excited’ when they found out she would be returning for a sequel.

‘They started watching this movie, I’m going to say about three years ago,’ she told People earlier this year.

‘They were so excited to meet Bette [Midler] and Kathy [Najimy]. Loretta kept asking me, “But wait, are we going to meet them as [their characters] Winnie and Mary? Or are we going to meet them as Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy?”‘

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