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James Marsden's Love Life — He Welcomed 3 Kids with 2 Exes and Is Now Dating a Much-Younger Singer

Oyin Balogun
Jul 01, 2021
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"X-Men" star James Marsden is a proud father of three whom he welcomed from his previous relationships. Here's a glimpse into the actor's past and current love interests.


James Marsden is one of Hollywood's most good-looking actors, so it should come as no surprise that his life, particularly his love life, has piqued interest over the years.

Once married, Marsden is currently in a relationship with a singer who is 15 years younger than him. From his wife to his current girlfriend, take a look at the actor's dating history.

James Marsden on January 16, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland | Photo: Getty Images



Marsden and "Days of Our Lives" star Lisa Linde started dating in the '90s and were together for five years before tying the knot in 2000. The pair soon started a family and welcomed their son Jack Holden and daughter Mary James in 2001 and 2005, respectively.

During the course of their marriage, there was no denying that Masden and Linde were wholly in love with each other, and they never ceased to let the world know.

During a 2007 interview with Elle, Marsden gave a glimpse into his marriage while also revealing the unconventional way through which they met.


James Marsden on May 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Linde was dating Marsden's friend when she first met him. They struck up a friendship and remained platonic for about one and a half years before they eventually started dating.


In 2019, after more than three years together, the couple was pictured walking on the streets of Los Angeles.

Despite losing the said friend, Marsden and Linde were able to forge a strong bond which was only further strengthened during their marriage.

James Marsden and wife Lisa Linde on March 27, 2011 in Universal City, California | Photo: Getty Images


Unfortunately, the couple's love for each other was not enough to keep them together forever as Linde filed for divorce in September 2011, putting an end to their 11-year marriage.

However, speaking about the divorce in 2018, Marsden admitted that it was the hardest thing he had gone through but added that it forced him to focus on the things that really mattered.

Now, years after the painful split, Marsden has seemingly moved on, seeing that he has been linked to multiple women over the years.

James Marsden with his daughter Mary Marsden on May 15, 2015 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images



Following his split from Linde, Marsden was linked to Brazilian model Rose Costa and not so long after; she was reported pregnant for the actor.

Costa and Marsden were said to have spent a night together in Miami, after which she found out she was pregnant. This was shortly after the model's breakup from her ex-boyfriend actor Chris Santos.

In December, Marsden became a dad yet again when his and Costa's son William Luca was born. Expectedly, the actor was more than excited.


In 2014, Marsden admitted that of all his remarkable roles, being a father to his three kids was the one thing he was most proud of.

The actor explained that despite his overwhelming schedule, he always made out time to spend with his kids as much as he could. Busy or not, Marsden is as great a dad as they come.



His last two attempts at love might have been short-lived, but Marsden was not ready to give up in the romance department—at least not yet.

Marsden sparked romance rumors with singer Edei in September 2015 after they were spotted in New York City. A few weeks later, the pair were seen together again at a friend's party.

The prolific actor further fueled the rumors in February 2016 when he joined Edei onstage during a gig at a Los Angeles bar.


Soon enough, it became clear that the couple was indeed dating, and ever since, Marsden and Edei's love for each other has waxed stronger.

In 2019, after more than three years together, the couple was pictured walking on the streets of Los Angeles as they headed for an afternoon outing.

Edei, who is 15 years younger than the actor, looked chic in a casual outfit comprising high-waisted jeans, a striped top, a yellow coat, and white sneakers.

Though much of their relationship is left out of the spotlight, Edei and Marsden look very in love, and there is no doubt that they have found happiness with each other.