Jack Matfin Bell is the son of Hollywood stars Jamie Bell and Rachel Woods. His parents got married in 2012 in a not-so-elaborate ceremony but separated after about two years together. Jack was only a year old when his parents went their separate ways. Both Jamie and Rachel have revealed that they are both concerned about their son’s welfare and are willing to do all they can to give him the best. True to their words, Jack’s parents are doing all they can to give him the best.
Jack Matfin Bell is the Only Biological Child of His Parents
Born to Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood on the 29th of July 2013, Jack is the only child of the celebrity duo. He shares his father’s middle name. Not much about the young lad is known to the public as his parents try to give him a normal childhood away from the spotlight. Although separated, his parents share responsibility for him so that he does not have to deal with the absence of either of them. As you might expect, the 8 year old does not have any social media handle of his own, as his parents ensure to keep his life as private as possible.
Although he is the only child of his mother and father, the little boy has a baby sister from his father. His half-sister was born in 2019 from his father’s relationship with actress and film producer Kate Mara. The star’s son loves his sister so dearly, and his father revealed that he is very protective of her. The name of the 3 year old baby is unknown.
Jack’s Parents First Met in 2005 and Reunited in 2011
Jamie Matfin Bell is an English actor while his ex-wife Evan Rachel is an American actress The duo met for the first time in 2005 at the Sundance Film Festival. Some reports have it that they first met at the shooting of the music video of one of Green Day’s songs; “Wake Me Up When September Ends”. Jamie has said that by the time they were shooting the video, they had already become an item and were very much in love. The pair would go on to date for a few months before parting ways in 2006.
While they were apart, Evan dated rock musician and actor Marilyn Manson. Things were going fine between her and the Goth-star and in 2010, they announced their engagement. However, seven months after the announcement, they ended the relationship and called off the engagement.
Later, in the middle of 2011, Jamie Bell and Evan Wood reunited and managed to continue their relationship from where they stopped. On the 30th of October 2012, they got married and they had Jack the following year. Sadly, two years after their wedding, the couple decided they could no longer be together, so they got divorced on the 28th of May 2014.
What Caused Jamie and Evan’s Divorce and How Their Son Is Coping?
Because Jamie and Evan keep their personal life really private. As a result, there is no detail about the type of marriage they had or what eventually led to their divorce. However, the actress admitted that their separation was a difficult choice for them. Both celebrities seem to be at peace with each other, irrespective of their divorce.
Naturally, Jack is bound to be affected by the separation of his parents. However, the birth of their son taught them a lot, and they learned to prioritize him over their personal differences, which makes it easier for him to live through the situation. Both parents give him as much time and attention as they can and are willing to make compromises for him whenever the need arises.
Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood’s Life Since their Divorce
After the divorce, Jack’s father was lucky to meet Kate Mara in the set of Fantastic Four, a movie in which they both featured. They fell in love and got married on the 17th of July 2017. In 2019, the couple welcomed a baby girl whom Jack has grown to be fond and protective of. Kate has also displayed signs of motherly care towards Jack, and they seem to be one happy family.
Sadly, Jack’s mother has not been very lucky with relationships. She started dating L Word star Katherine Moennig after her divorce, but they soon separated after a few months. Later, she fell in love with Zach Villa and they both dated till September 2017 when they called off their nearly eight-month-old engagement. Since then, she has not revealed any more information regarding her relationship status.
Prior to their separation in 2012, Jack’s mother revealed that she is bisexual, and her ex-husband was fully aware of her sexual orientation. She said that she started feeling attracted to both men and women since she was twelve years old, but could not exactly place why she felt that way. However, she admits that she faces discrimination from both straight and gay people for not picking one side.
Other Details About Jack Matfin Bell’s Family
- Despite being divorced, his parents are still friends and they love and respect each other.
- Both parents are award-winning actors and are very successful in their acting careers. Evan is also a model and a musician.
- Jack’s mother is a recipient of the Critics’ Choice Television Award and a three-time nominee for both the Primetime Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award.
- His father, who is most known for his role in King Kong (2005) and Fantastic Four (2015), first became famous after the 2000 British dance drama film, Billy Elliot. He has since won several awards and nominations, including BAFTA Awards. He has about nineteen awards to his name.
- Jack was born at home because his mother preferred to have a home birth. She confessed that his birth helped her to understand herself better, and taught her to communicate deeper emotions.
- Jack Matfin Bell’s grandparents are John Bell and Eileen Matfin, while his aunty is Kathryn Bell.