Born with a silver spoon, Brendan McAvoy is the son of famous Hollywood actor James McAvoy and his ex-wife Anne-Marie Duff. Debuting as a teen in The Near Room in 1995, James grabbed fame from the TV series like State of Play, Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune.
Meanwhile, Brendan’s mother is an English actress, famous for her role as Fiona Gallagher in the drama series Shameless and Queen Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen. James and Anne have kept their child’s lifestyle under the wrap so far. However, their fans are always curious about their son.
In today’s episode, we are discussing Brendan McAvoy’s family, siblings, childhood, and more. Moreover, let’s also learn about his parents’ relationship.
Brendan McAvoy was Born in 2010
Brendan McAvoy was born on June 16, 2010. He is the only child born to actors James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff. Brendan is 10 years old as of 2020, and as of now, he is enjoying his childhood days. He was named after his maternal grandfather.
Brendan’s paternal grandparents are Elizabeth McAvoy (nee Johnstone) and James McAvoy Sr, while his maternal grandparents are Brendan Duff and Mary Duff. Brendan has Scottish and Irish ancestry and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.
Brendan’s Parents Divorced When He was 6
Brendan McAvoy’s parents, Anne and James, ended their decade-long marriage in 2016. After nearly 10 years of their wedding, the then-husband-and-wife announced they had called off their marriage on May 13, 2016.
“It is with tremendous sadness that we have come to the decision to divorce,” they said in a joint statement via their representative. They added, “We enter this next phase with continued friendship, love and respect for one another and the shared focus of caring for our son.”
Initially, they shared a home in North London to minimize disruption to their son’s life. However, they later started living entirely separate after James started dating a production assistant, Lisa Liberati.
His Parents’ Relationship
Brendan’s parents met while working on the television series, Shameless, in the early 2000s. They also played love interest on the series as well. After a few months of friendship, James and Anne-Marie started dating, and on November 11, 2006, they got married.
They lived a happy conjugal life for some years before they experienced parenthood. They gave birth to their only son four years after they walked down the aisle.
The ex-lovebirds have kept most of their relationship stuff private from the media, however, they broke the internet in 2016 when they announced they were splitting. Their divorce was settled the same year, however, the actors-duo hasn’t revealed why they ended their marriage.
Both James and Anne-Marie have revealed going through the divorce was devastating for them, however, they haven’t gushed about how their relationship fell apart.
Brendan McAvoy’s Father is a Multi-Millionaire
Brendan McAvoy’s father, James, has been working in the entertainment industry for over two decades. He has worked in dozens of movies and television series, from which he has earned an impressive wealth.
James McAvoy is a multi-millionaire, and as of 2020, James McAvoy has a net worth of $17 million. Meanwhile, Brendan’s mother, Anne-Marie’s net worth, is unknown as of now.
His Father Remarried after Divorce
Brendan’s father, James, moved on from his divorce quickly. He started dating a production assistant, Lisa Liberati, in 2017. They both were in their late 30s when they started seeing each other.
James and Lisa dated for a couple of years, and then they got married secretly. As per The Sun, their secret marriage was revealed in fall 2019 after the X Men actor referred to Lisa as his wife. However, James himself hasn’t announced his marriage to Lisa as of yet.