Guy Pearce Has a Son with GOT Star Carice Van Houten — What Is Known about His Love Life?
Guy Pearce shares a son with Dutch actress Carice van Houten, best known to "Game Of Thrones" fans as Melisandre, the Red Priestess.
In 2016, Australian Guy Pearce and actress Carice van Houten welcomed their first child together, Monte Pearce, just a year after they had met on the set of the Western, "Brimstone."
The film coincidentally also starred Kit Harrington, who costarred with van Houten as Jon Snow in "Game Of Thrones." Van Houten, of course, was the beautiful but evil Red Woman who is somehow fighting on the side of Right.
A QUIET ROMANCE
Pearce and Mestitz had met in their early teens, and their divorce and his subsequent involvement with van Houten came as a shock to the actor's fans, and he was showered with criticism.
Pearce paid tribute to his mother's wisdom and revealed that she is now suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
“It’s funny, you know, I’ve spent the last couple of years trying to protect Kate in all of this. And particularly not saying that it was her decision to end our marriage."
BECOMING A FATHER
Van Houten's pregnancy opened the door to parenthood for Pearce, who had no children with his first wife. Little Monte's birth was announced by Pearce on Twitter, but the couple has never shared photos of their baby.
In fact, they have kept their personal life and their son out of the limelight and have rarely allowed fans glimpses into their family life through their social media accounts.
In a rare post, Pearce shared a collage of snaps of himself and van Houten taking their then-infant son for a walk in the park with their stroller. In the one snap that Monte is visible, only the back of his head is shown.
The Twitter post also showed snaps of Pearce and van Houten together, another rarity. As for van Houten, she hardly ever shares any post of a personal nature or photos with Pearce.
Pearce refers to his son, now four years old, as his best friend. Sadly, the Australian actor lost his own father at the age of eight in an aviation accident and was raised by his mother.
A wonderful piece of writing my beautiful Mother gave me many years ago. Sadly her Alzheimer's means she doesn't know me anymore. However, I know I'll carry her wisdom with me forever..... pic.twitter.com/zwbtqHlw49— Guy Pearce (@TheGuyPearce) December 4, 2017
In a moving post on Twitter in 2017, Pearce shared a photo of himself as a child with his mother and an inspirational poem she had given him: "If," by Rudyard Kipling.
In the post, Pearce paid tribute to his mother's wisdom and revealed that she is now suffering from Alzheimer's disease and sadly can no longer recognize him.
Sat 11th of May 'Cornelia de Lange syndrome' awareness day. CDLS is rare condition close to my heart as my sister Tracy is one of the few with it. The beautiful twist of fate is De Lange was a Dutch pediatrician and I now have my own Dutch child, loved by no one more than Tracy❤️ https://t.co/0nMVrBiNsk— Guy Pearce (@TheGuyPearce) May 9, 2019
Pearce's family life is a sad collection of tragedies. He lost his father as a child, his mother is now suffering from Alzheimer's, and as he revealed, his sister Tracy suffers from a rare syndrome.
The actor explained that his sister has Cornelia de Lange syndrome, an extremely rare genetic condition that leaves its sufferers with physical and intellectual challenges.
After so much heartbreak and personal challenges, Pearce seems to have finally found happiness with his beautiful Carice van Houten and their little son.
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