Rob Lowe, the 57-year-old heartthrob from 9-1-1: Lone Star, is leading the idyllic life.
And he’s sharing it with his fans via social media. On Monday, Lowe took a selfie against the backdrop of a beautiful Italian sunset. According to his Instagram, he’s in Capri.
That’s why he posted “Capri sunset.”
And because everything is a family affair with the Lowe’s, including 9-1-1 Lone Star, dad was fair game for some teasing by at least one of his sons. Matthew Lowe teased about a quip failure.
“Damn couldn’t even hit um with the “Capri-sun.” Missed opportunity,” the younger Lowe wrote.
There was Some Good-Natured 9-1-1: Lone Star Instagram Pile On
Then Fox TV’s official Insta account replied, inquiring about Lowe’s other son. “Anyone else waiting on Johnny Lowe’s comment?”
Within 20 minutes, the younger Lowe cracked: “Fox TV, thank you for the support. This is why we both prefer Peter Krause.”
Ouch. Did you get the father-son shade? Peter Krause is the fire captain in 9-1-1. And we know that Rob Lowe plays fire captain Owen Strand in 9-1-1 Lone Star. Betting there’s some rivalry between Krause and Lowe, since Lone Star was, ahem, a spinoff. Maybe it’s a California versus Texas thing.
Then a fellow co-star of 9-1-1: Lone Star piled on. Brian Michael Smith, who plays fireman Paul Strickland, replied to Johnny Lowe “give the people what they want.”
We’re guessing people want to see Rob Lowe, whether it’s on vacation or on the show. 9-1-1 Lone Star doesn’t return until early next year, so there’s time for a relaxing day in the sun.
Meanwhile, Lowe signed up for another project. He will be executive producer and a star in Dog Gone, a new movie on Netflix. Production starts later this month in Georgia. The movie is based on a true story that unfolded in the late 1990s. A family lost its beloved dog named Gonker. The golden retriever mix rescue got lost while the family was on a hike. But the dog also was sick. He couldn’t survive many more days without his medicine. This was pre-social media days, so there was no such thing as going viral. But the story drew national attention. Gonker was located more than 100 miles away from the family’s home in Virginia.
Paul Toutonghi, who is related to the family by marriage, wrote the book Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home.
“Every family, it seems, has that single pet – the one that’s different from all the others – the one that somehow becomes enshrined in family lore,” Toutonghi wrote to open the book.
In this movie, it sounds like the dog saves the family, which is sort of like Lowe’s character in 9-1-1: Lone Star.