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Violet Moon Howey Is Sarah Shahi's Daughter with Steve Howey —Facts about Their Child

Edduin Carvajal
Jun 22, 2022
06:40 P.M.
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Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi's daughter, Violet Moon Howey, was born at the couple's home in California. After that, the former couple realized home births were not for everybody.


"Shameless" actor Steve Howey and "Sex/Life" star Sarah Shahi had one of the most beautiful relationships in Hollywood. They tied the knot in Las Vegas in February 2009 but couldn't make it last forever.

In May 2020, Howey filed for divorce, and they officially parted ways in 2021. They welcomed three children during their time together, including their only daughter Violet Moon Howey. Read on and learn everything you need to know about her.

Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi with daughter Violet Moon Howey and sons William Wolf Howey and Knox Blue Howey on June 30, 2018 in Westwood, California | Source: Getty Images



Violet was born in March 2015, two hours earlier than her twin brother, Knox. Shahi and Howey opted for a home birth because they disliked the system you have to go through with hospital births.

Shahi also wanted to avoid taking medicines or having a C-section, but her home birth almost took a tragic turn. When Violet was born, she was blue, not breathing, and with the actress's umbilical cord wrapped around her neck twice.

Sarah Shahi on October 25, 2019 in Santa Monica, California | Source: Getty Images


Howey helped deliver the twins, and when he saw the umbilical cord on Violet's neck, his life began flashing before his eyes. He kept peeling the cord back, but it was too tight.

The "Reba" actor started panicking, but the midwife took care of the situation, wiped the baby's face, and placed her on Shahi's chest. However, she was still blue-ish.


Shahi's OBGYN, Dr. Stuart Fischbein, began flicking the bottom of Violet's foot, causing her to cry. As soon as she did it, color returned to her body, and Howey calmed down.

Howey and Shahi's dreadful experience with Violet and Knox's births taught them that home births were not for everybody.

Shahi and Howey are no longer together but keep an amicable relationship.



The former couple's three children have unusual names: Wolf, Violet, and Knox. Howey revealed that some people loved their monikers and others hated them, but he and Shahi did not want them to have common names.

Howey said they chose Wolf for their eldest son because he wanted an animal name. In Knox's case, the former couple considered it was "old-timey."


Both of Violet's names are special. Howey and Shahi initially liked Ruby and Olive because they loved naming their girl after a color, but Howey eventually came up with Violet.

The girl's middle name, Moon, is the English translation of Shahi's mom's name. Moon was supposed to be Violet's first name, but Howey and Shahi considered it was better as a middle name.



Shahi and Howey are no longer together but keep an amicable relationship. The actress has already moved on and is in a relationship with her "Sex/Life" co-star Adam Demos.

The first time they appeared together on social media was in September 2020. They made their relationship Instagram official on New Year's Eve 2020, and she described him as one of the best people she'd met six months later. Way to go!


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