Jane Seymour Is a Proud Mom of 4 & Named Her Twin Sons after Johnny Cash & Her Ex Christopher Reeve
Jane Seymour is the epitome of Hollywood success, and despite her marriages ending in divorce, she prides herself on being a mom of four and grandmother of two. Follow along to meet them.
After her film debut as an uncredited extra in the 1969 musical comedy "Oh! What a Lovely War," Jane Seymour's career took off, and she began landing roles in more notable films, including "Live and Let Die," "Onassis: The Richest Man in the World," and "Wedding Crashers."
On top of winning multiple awards for her acting works, she is also a supportive mother to her children, who she shares with two of her ex-husbands. However, her unforgettable romance with "Superman" star Christopher Reeve is what inspired her to name one of her sons after him.
SEYMOUR'S MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES
Seymour enjoyed a successful Hollywood career, but her love life posed quite the challenge. She was married four times, the first in 1971 to director and producer Michael Attenborough.
Unfortunately, the marriage was short-lived, and two years later, in 1973, the two got divorced. But the "Love by Design" actress was not about to give up on love.
Four years later, in 1977, she married Victor Geoffrey Planner, but sadly, that lasted a year before they called things off in 1978, after which she married her third husband, David Flynn, in 1981.
They welcomed two children, son Sean and daughter Katherine before the marriage hit rock bottom, and they divorced in 1992.
She finally married her fourth husband, actor James Keach in 1993 and welcomed twin sons, John and Kristopher. The marriage lasted two decades before the couple split in 2013, finalizing their divorce in 2015.
Despite her failed unions, the mother of four says she always did the best she could for her children, taking them around the world whenever she worked. And with a laugh, she said of her failed marriages:
"I was married to men who had different issues, and I never ended the marriages — they did by finding other people!"
Despite the at-fault in ending her marriages, Seymour underwent immense pain during her divorces, a process she calls "depressing" and "anger-making."
In the process, she learned from her mother "that everyone in life faces challenges," That helped her deal with her pain by looking outward and appreciating that, even though she was suffering, her pain was minimal compared to other people's.
WHO ARE SEYMOUR'S CHILDREN?
More than her achievements in the film industry, Seymour takes pride in being a mother to her now-grown children. Her first, Katherine, who she shares with her third ex-husband David Flynn took after her mother and started as an actress.
Her known working credits include "Chloe and Keith's Wedding," "Let Go," and "Once Upon A Time in Venice." She has also worked alongside her mother in the 2018 "Mistrust." And while not much information lies around about her personal life, she is a mother of two daughters, Willa and Luna.
Despite starting as an actress, Katherine soon felt like it was not the right fit for her as she is shy and not a natural performer. She soon discovered her calling in photography and has not looked back since. She shared:
"It allows me to be invincible, which I love and connect to human emotion or the emotion in a space."
Seymour welcomed her second child Sean Michael Flynn on July 31, 1985. Like his mother and older sister, he also pursued a career in film and has appeared in "Destination Anywhere" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman."
Despite being in the industry, he has maintained a pretty low profile, with his most recent works being behind the camera. He now prefers producing and directing with the film "Numb" under his belt.
Seymour welcomed her twins on November 30, 1995, with her fourth husband, James Keach, and today, they are all grown with careers. John Stacy Keach is one of the twins named after his godfather Johnny Cash.
Although he is yet to establish a career as a Hollywood star, he has already made his onscreen debut by appearing in "Blind Dating." He has also made numerous red carpet appearances alongside his mother.
Kristopher Steven Keach is the second half of the twin duo and is named after the late "Superman" actor Christopher Reeves, who was also his godfather. Kristopher, however, prefers life away from the limelight.
He has, however, shown up on numerous occasions on Seymour's Instagram, where she let her fans know that he is a hardworking young married man.
The twins are also obsessed with music, with John appearing to have taken a more profound liking to the art. After meeting his godfather, Johnny Cash, he started writing beautiful music, which Seymour said they documented in videos.
SEYMOUR IS A DOTING MOTHER AND GRANDMA
Parenting, especially for a working mom, is often an uphill task, and it was no different for the "A Marriage of Convenience" actress. And while her children are her pride, raising them while working proved quite the challenge.
But parenting was not the only challenge she faced. Her busy schedules also affected her romantic life with her ex-partners, and as she would tell People:
"But it's hard when you're a mother, and you work. It means sometimes you're gone. And sometimes you may be in a relationship where they would rather that you were there 24/7 and never worked."
However, not working was not an option for the actress as she provided for the whole family. To curb this, she took her children along on her work trips and brought them on the sets of her movies, barely managing to juggle motherhood and her livelihood.
Against all odds, Seymour brought up all-rounded children, and while there is no telling if she was a good mom to them, the "Yesterday's Children" actress says she did her best by ensuring she cared for them and was involved in their lives. She told The Guardian:
"The kids know I would choose family over any role and over anything in my life. I don't know if I'm a great mum. I'm the best mum I know how to be."
Aside from Seymour's role as a mom, she enjoys being a grandma and dotes on her grandbabies. She considers the part fantastic, and as a dedicated grandmother would do, she has implemented safety measures and baby-proofed her house.
"Being a grandparent is fantastic because you get to borrow the children for an intense amount of time, and then you get to hand them right back." She mused.