Donovan Charles Hardy

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Donovan Charles Hardy rose to the limelight as the son of actress Charisma Carpenter and her former husband Damian Hardy. His parents split when Donovan was just five years old and since then he has been sharing his time between his father and mother.

Unlike his parents, Charles is leading a low-key life out of public sight. Find out everything about his professional and personal life in today’s article. Also, know if Donovan is dating anyone at present.

Who is Donovan Charles Hardy?

Hardy is simply known as the son of Charisma Carpenter, an actress best known for her breakthrough role Cordelia Chase in the highly-successful drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He started appearing in the public with his parents from an early age.

Just a year after his birth, in May 2004, Donavon was spotted with his mom Charisma and dad Damien when they attended the opening of Shoshanna Lonstein‘s clothing line Gruss at the Lola store in Beverly Hills. His parents kept on taking him to several events they appeared while Donovan was a kid.

Donovan Charles Hardy with his mom and dad.
Donovan as a child with his parents.
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However, for the past several years, the young boy has been remaining under the media radar. Therefore, information about his career path is still murky.

Donovan Charles Hardy Age and Early Life

Charles was born on 24th March 2003 to mother Charisma and father Damian. As per the reports, Charles was born at 9:50 PM at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills. He spent the majority of his early days in California with his parents.

Donovan holds an American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. As for his education, Hardy graduated from Horace Mann Elementary in 2017.

Donovan’s Parents’ Marriage and Divorce

Charisma and Damian exchanged their vows on October 5, 2002. The two organized their wedding ceremony in Carpenter’s hometown nestled in Las Vegas. The two were quite open about their love life and frequently appeared together on various occasions.

Back in 2004, the two were seen at the “Playmate of the Year 2004” presentation. The same year, Charisma also appeared in the June 2004 issue of Playboy magazine.

Charisma with her former husband.
His father Damian and his mother Charisma.
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They used to live in Los Angeles with their son. The duo also enjoyed a number of outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, traveling, horseback riding, and rollerblading as a husband-and-wife.

Carpenter and Hardy led a happy matrimonial relationship for years. However, it couldn’t last long as they went their separate ways after five years of marriage. Carpenter filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences in late 2007.

Carpenter’s representative, Jeff Raymond told People,

“They are separated and now living separately.”

Meanwhile, a separate source reported that the former couple ended their marriage on a mutual understanding.

Divorce Finalization

The couple’s divorce was finalized in mid-2008. They had a prenuptial agreement, so there was no more legal drama on their property settlement.

According to judgment, they shared physical and legal custody of their son. In fact, Charishma was required to pay her ex-hubby $300 a month in child support.

What About Donovan Charles Hardy’s Love Life? Does He Have a Girlfriend?

Hardy, 18, is not dating anyone publicly as of 2022. He has remained tight-lipped when it comes to his love life. Going through his social media, we can see Donovan indulges in skyboarding and chilling with friends.


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Social Media Engagement

Donovan is active on Instagram with a couple of thousands of followers. He rarely shares his family photo on his account. On the occasion of 2019 Father’s Day, the young boy posted an image with his dad.

Besides, both of his parents occasionally post his photo on their respective social media. In May 2020, the actress shared a childhood photo of Donovan on her Instagram with a lengthy caption.

Donovan with his mom as a child.
Donovan’s mother. Source: Instagram

Net Worth

The exact amount of his wealth is yet to be revealed. On the other hand, his mommy Charisma has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She has racked a significant portion of her wealth from her work in movies and TV shows.

Know More about His Mother Charisma Carpenter

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Carpenter is the daughter of Christine, a bird sanctuary worker, and Don Carpenter. She attended Chula Vista School of the Creative and Performing Arts. She then started working as a video clerk.

Charisma landed her first acting gig portraying Wendie Sanders on the TV series Baywatch in 1994. The actress made her major breakthrough playing the main role on the hit supernatural drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-1999).

Her other successful TV projects include Veronica Mars, Greek, The Lying Game, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as well. Moreover, the entertainer popped up in No Good Nick and Pandora in 2019.

Prior to her TV work, Charisma worked in movies such as Psychosis, The Expendables, and more.


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