Anthony Mackie | Source: Getty Images
Anthony Mackie | Source: Getty Images

Anthony Mackie’s Kids: The Marvel Star Is a Proud Father of Four

Bettina Dizon
Sep 22, 2022
12:00 P.M.

Anthony Mackie's Kids live a private life away from the spotlight. However, he sometimes shares about them and his experiences as a father during interviews. Anthony Mackie's sons have the same mother, his ex-wife, Sheletta Chapital.


Anthony Mackie launched into stardom by playing the first Black Captain America in the MCU's "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier."

He is also recognized for his roles in "Talk," "A Soldier's Play," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "McReele," and "Drowning Crow."

Anthony Mackie during the UK Film Premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at Westfield London on March 20, 2014, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Anthony Mackie during the UK Film Premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at Westfield London on March 20, 2014, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

In 2009, Mackie was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards for his performance in "The Hurt Locker," his second since being nominated for Best Actor in 2003.

When he's not busy acting to make ends meet, Mackie is caring for his family. The actor is a proud dad to kids he shares with his ex-wife, Sheletta Chapital.

How Many Children Does Anthony Mackie Have?


During his marriage to Chapital, Mackie welcomed four wonderful children. However, although having a career in the limelight, the actor and Chapital keep their children away from prying eyes.

Despite never mentioning their names during interviews, Mackie has spoken about life as a father several times. "I recently had my third kid," he previously said. "And it just messed up everything that was my reality. It just changes your entire perspective on the world."


Admittedly, the cost of having children was no joke, but the proud dad couldn't be happier with his life. He said during an interview with Fatherly:

"The most rewarding part [of fatherhood] is seeing them grow up to be good human beings, really nice kids. I try to impress on my kids that the world is their playground and that they should respect people as human beings until they're shown otherwise."

His role in the Marvel films also helped Mackie bond with his children more. When his kids discovered that he played Captain America, it gave them a chance to spend time together while watching movies.


How Does Anthony Mackie Raise His Sons?

Mackie is raising his sons to be well-rounded individuals, actively participating in their community. Although firm, he always treats his sons with respect and informs them of their rights and the consequences of their actions.

He also talks to his children about voting and the importance of exercising this right. Coming from a family with strong Black women, Mackie also tries to impart his wisdom to his sons when it comes to respecting girls.

Young as they are, Mackie's boys already know the right things to do to make society a better place. Only time will tell if they will one day reveal their identities to share their own accounts of growing up with an actor.


Who Is the Mother of Anthony Mackie's Kids?

Mackie shares all his kids with his childhood sweetheart, Chapital, whom he met in second grade. He recalled:

“I was coming from a very bad school and going to a very good school, and when I walked into second grade, it was Dr. Seuss day [...]. So, you know, I walk in and I look and I see this girl with these little ratty pigtails and skinny legs and I was like, ‘Wow!'”

Mackie and Chapital had an on-and-off relationship since they were children until they reconnected in 2009. Five years later, the couple tied the knot at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in the Dominican Republic.

Unfortunately, despite their strong foundation, their marriage only lasted four years. In 2018, the duo quietly divorced but remained on good terms. Anthony Mackie and Sheletta Chapital reportedly share joint custody of their kids.

Related posts

'That's Not Gwen?': Gwen Stefani's Ex Seen Relaxing with New Woman Who Looks 'Exactly' Like Her, Astounding Fans

May 13, 2024

Why Did Fans Think Vin Diesel Had Passed Away at 56?

March 25, 2024

Owen Wilson’s Blonde Young Sons Spotted in Rare Sighting — Users ‘Feel Bad’ for His Alleged Neglected Daughter

April 24, 2024

Megan Fox’s Sons ‘Look like Girls,’ JLo’s Child Called ‘Not Very Feminine,’ & 3 More Hot Celebrity Kids News This Week

May 17, 2024

Matthew McConaughey’s 3 Kids Make a Rare Public Appearance — Fans Say They All Look like Their Mom

May 06, 2024

Dad of 10 Eddie Murphy Dumped His Famous Ex & Made Her Prove Paternity via DNA – inside His Fatherhood

April 03, 2024

Gwen Stefani’s Ex-husband Makes Red Carpet Debut with New Girlfriend Who Stuns in ‘Outstanding’ Dress

April 08, 2024

Rihanna’s 2 Little Sons Melt Hearts as They Make a Rare Appearance in Sweet Family Photos

May 14, 2024

Hollywood Heartthrob from ‘The Young & the Restless’ Becomes First-Time Grandpa at 61: Photos & Details

February 29, 2024

Victoria Beckham Celebrated 50 with Crutches & in Her Husband’s Arms – Why She Can’t Walk

April 23, 2024

5 Celebrities Who Revealed They Raise Children with Special Needs

April 18, 2024

Colin Farrell Is the Father of Two Sons, One of Whom Has 'Special Needs' — A Look at Him as a Dad

May 01, 2024

Rod Stewart, 79, Poses with His Sons, Causing a Stir as the Youngest Is His 'Carbon Copy': Photo

March 29, 2024

David Beckham’s Son Sparks Mixed Reactions Showing Throwback Photo with Dad for His 49th Birthday

May 02, 2024