The X-Men actor, James McAvoy‘s son Brendan McAvoy was born in 2010, to his ex-wife Anne-Marie Duff. The ex-couple first met while working in the Shameless movies in which Anne-Marie was the love interest of her ex-husband, James. They got married in 2006.
Brendan’s parents were known as one of the greatest couples who had shared the lovely bond for almost a decade. However, their divorce announcement in 2016 shocked everyone and people were disappointed. Despite their separation, the couple explained in an interview that they still respect each other. It looks like Brendan is in a good state as he shares a home with both of them in North London. His dad, James is currently with another woman, Lisa Liberati.
James McAvoy’s Son Brendan McAvoy Loves Being Around His Dad
The father and son’s relationship is always special, but sometimes, their relationship can be complicated due to numerous circumstances like divorce and conflict. However, in the case of Brendan, though it would be hard to face his dad’s romance with a new woman, he still is a dad’s only son who cherishes every moment of his dad’s great work. Brendan looked more proud than any when his dad had the Olympic Torch in his hand.
Brendan has very fewer appearances on social media as his parents have been quiet about their personal life. However, James mentioned a bit about his son when he appeared as a guest in the Jimmy Fallon Show. He said that Brendan often likes to get on his neck and play with him. James had shaved his head during that time, probably for his movies.
Brendan’s Mom, Anne-Marrie Decided To Give More Time For Her Son
When our loved ones are having a difficult time, it is important to make them realize that you are there for them. The divorce between Anne-Marrie and James certainly would have hurt their son, Brendan who is just nine years old. Not only him, but his mom was also equally desperate over the divorce. She explained in an interview that it was a difficult experience as they had a son who has been their biggest priority. The most challenging job in the world is to persuade the kid and tell them the reality. It seems like Brendan’s mom, Anne-Marrie is in the same condition.
She opened up in social media that she wants to be away from the screen for a while. For the time being, she has decided to be with her boy. It looks like Brendan is going to have some memorable time with his mother.
Brendan McAvoy: Name Meaning
The name Brendan is the Latinised form of the Irish name Breanainn. It is derived from a Welsh word which means prince.