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Did Christopher Reeve Have a Daughter? Will Reeve Was Not His Only Child

Titi Dokubo
May 19, 2022
12:45 P.M.
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Famous late "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve was married once and had a son from that marriage. However, that son was not his only child, as he had other children from a previous relationship. Here are all the details about his sons and daughter.

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The actor, who spent a decade of his life in a wheelchair, was married to Dana Reeve. She was his rock and support in troubled times and stayed with him until his death.

On June 7, 1992, they welcomed their son Will. Unfortunately, Will experienced significant tragedies in life as he lost both his parents within two years.

Christopher Reeve at The 63rd Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1991 | Source: Getty Images

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WHO IS WILL REEVE?

Despite the loss of his parents, Will revealed that his parents, Christopher and Dana, defined him. He went into journalism by starting his career as a sports reporter. He is an ABC News correspondent for "Good Morning America."

Besides journalism, he has also dabbled in acting and is known for "The Brooke Ellison Story," "In the Gloaming," and "Everyone's Hero."

Will Reeve at The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation "Magical Evening" Gala on November 15, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

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Will is a philanthropist who serves as a board member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, his parents founded in 1982.

He was honored with the inaugural Experience Camps Champion for Children Award on May 17, 2022. The award celebrates leaders in the bid to foster a more "grief smart" culture.

The nonprofit camp caters to the 5.6 million US children who, according to estimation, will have experienced the death of a sibling or parent by 18. But is Will the only child Christopher had?

Will Reeve speaking during the 2020 Media Access Awards on November 19, 2020 | Source: Getty Images

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HOW MANY CHILDREN DID CHRISTOPHER REEVE HAVE?

Besides Will, Christopher also had a daughter and a son. They were children he had with his ex-girlfriend Gae Exton, who was a model. Their children are Matthew Exton Reeve and Alexandra Exton Reeve.

Matthew is Christopher's oldest child, making Alexandra his middle child. After his split with Exton in 1987, he stayed in America while she stayed in England with the children, but they visited him during summer breaks.

Matthew Reeve at the 2010 UNICEF SNOWFLAKE BALL on November 30, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

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Matthew became a producer and director after graduating from the university. He received an Emmy nomination for a documentary on his father titled "Christopher Reeve: Hope in Motion."

After his father died, he released another documentary called "Christopher Reeve: Choosing Hope." He joined his father's foundation in 2006 and became a part of the Board of Directors before becoming a Vice-Chair of International Development in 2014.

Alexandra Reeve and Matthew Reeve at the launch of Clark's Botanicals Cellular Lifting Serum on May 6, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

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Christopher's second daughter, Alexandra, also joined the Board of Directors of her father's foundation. She began her career as a litigator and taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Law.

Since 2020, she has been the President and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology. She is an advocate for using technology to promote human rights, increase equality, and amplify voices.

Alexandra Reeve at the Christopher Reeve Foundation Fundraiser on September 27, 2006 | Source: Getty Images

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Alexandra heads a diverse team at CDT that brings democracy and individual rights to the forefront of the digital revolution. Before joining CDT, Alex was the founding Executive Director of Georgetown Law's Institute for Technology Law & Policy.

She oversaw the Institute's research agenda, public convenings, curricular activities, strategy development, and stakeholder engagement.

Christopher Reeve and Dana at the screening of "House Of D" on May 7, 2004 | Source: Getty Images

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WHO WAS CHRISTOPHER REEVE'S WIFE?

Dana was not only a singer and actress, but she was also the co-founder of their foundation. When Christopher had his accident, she championed fundraising for medical research.

She embraced the causes he took on, and Christopher credited her with maintaining his morale. She died in 2006 at 44, seven months after she announced that she had lung cancer.

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