Is Colin Farrell married and does he have children? The Banshees of Inisherin star's family life

The Irish star is nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars

Colin Farrell attending a movie premiere
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With the Irish actor predicted to win big at the Oscars 2023, film fans want to know more about his personal life - including if Colin Farrell is married and whether he has children.

Colin Farrell may have been a huge name in Hollywood for the past 20 years or so, but it's not until this year that the Irish star has finally been nominated for an Oscar, having been put forward for the Best Actor award for his performance in The Banshees of Inisherin

And just like film fans want to know more about the personal lives of other nominated stars, asking questions like who is Michelle Yeoh's partner and if Austin Butler has a girlfriend to wondering who is Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel's wife, many also want to know if Colin Farrell is married and whether he has children. In years gone by, the star was frequently in the tabloids for his romances with other A-listers, but more recently he has kept a lower profile - here's what we know about Colin Farrell's family life...

Is Colin Farrell married?

No, Colin Farrell is not married. The Irish actor has never been married, although there is unproven speculation that he was previously married English actress and singer Amelia Warner, who he dated from July to November 2001.

Since then, Farrell is reported to have dated a number of different celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Rihanna. Meanwhile, Amelia Warner went on to marry Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan in 2013.

Colin Farrell (left) and Amelia Warner (right)

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Who is Kelly McNamara? Colin Farrell's girlfriend

Colin Farrell now keeps a lower romantic profile, though he is reported to currently be dating Kelly McNamara, who works as a PA to U2 guitarist The Edge.

Kelly remained a mystery to the public for a long time, though Colin did share some details when appearing on The Ellen Show back in 2017. He said: "My girlfriend, she travels a lot as well with work so often times we’re two ships passing in the night but we make sure to find a port that we can, you know, rendezvous at."

Later that year Kelly's identity was revealed, with the Irish Mirror reporting that the pair had been seeing each other since 2015, and they met while spending time with U2.

It's reported the couple have had an on-and-off relationship in the years since, with Colin telling the Irish Mirror in 2020 he was "single and living alone" in lockdown. "I don’t have a partner and my two children were with their moms," he said.

Does Colin Farrell have children?

Colin Farrell has two children. He welcomed son James Padraig in 2003 with model Kim Bordenave, and in 2009 had his second child, Henry Tadeusz, with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curuś.

In 2007, Farrell revealed that James has a rare genetic disorder known as Angelman Syndrome, which can cause intellectual delay. He has been open about his son's health, telling the Irish Independent in 2007, "With my son the only time I'm reminded that there is something different about him – that he has some deviation of what is perceived to be normal – is when I see him with other four-year-olds.

"Then I go 'oh yeah' and it comes back to me. But from day one I felt that he's the way he's meant to be."

He added the he feels "incredibly blessed to have him in my life," and that his son had shown "amazing courage" in the first four years of his life.

When Colin recently won Best Actor at the 2023 Golden Globes, he paid tribute to his two sons in his acceptance speech, saying, "My kids at home are watching this, James and Henry, the loves of my life. I love you so much."

Colin Farrell net worth

According to The Irish Sun, Colin Farrell's net worth is estimated to be $80million - the equivalent of £66million.

As well as his appearance in the Oscar-nominated film The Banshees of Inisherin, Colin has appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbusters, including his breakout role in Minority Report as well as Daredevil, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Gentlemen and the 2022 film The Batman

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