Jack Matfin Bell-The Untold Facts of Jamie Bell & Evan Rachel Wood’ Son

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Jack Matfin Bell is a popular star kid. He is widely famous for being the only biological child of Hollywood stars Jamie Bell and his ex-wife Evan Rachel Wood. His parents married in 2012 and separated in 2014.

His father Jami is an English actor who rose to fame for his role in the coming-of-age comedy-drama movie Billy Elliot.

Besides, Jack Matfin’s mother Evan is also an American actress-activist. Professional since 1994, his mom is popular for her performances in Thirteen, Across the Universe, Whatever Works, and Westworld. Likewise, Evan is also famous for providing her voice to the character Queen Iduna in the Disney movie Frozen II.

Well, since Jack is the son of two successful parents, it is evident many people wonder to know if the star kid is following in his mom and dad’s footsteps.

So, let us try to explore what is his future plan? Lately, there has also been a little bit of drama over his custody. Who holds his custody at present? Explore everything about his life in the article below!

Profile Summary

Date of BirthJuly 29th, 2013
ParentsJamie Bell and Evan Rachel Woods
Siblings1 Half-Sister
EthnicityCaucasian/English
NationalityEnglish/American
Age9-years-old

Key Takeaways

  • Jack is the only child between Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Woods.
  • His father Jamie is known for his work in Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four, and Jumper while his mom Evan has worked in hit movies like Thirteen, Westworld, and Barefoot.
  • Matfin’s parents married in 2012, however, they divorced each other in 2014. They initially met in 2005. 
  • Jack Bell has one half-sister from his father’s marriage to Kate Mara.
  • Since his mom and dad separated, Jack spends equal time with both of them.

When Was Jack Matfin Bell Born? His Birthday, Age, & Nationality

He was born on July 29, 2013, in the United States of America. As of 2022, Jack is 9 years old. Following his birth, his mother took about 6-month maternity leave and made her move back joining the filming of 10 Things I Hate About Life (2014).

By nationality, the star kid is English-American, and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he belongs to the white ethnic group.

Besides, his middle name is inspired by his maternal grandma Eileen’s middle name.

Who are His Parents? His Family Background

As mentioned above, he is the only biological child between a former married couple, Jamie and Evan. Not only his parents, but his other family members are also in the showbiz industry.

Jack’s maternal grandparents are popular figures in the entertainment industry. His grandfather Ira David Wood III is an American actor, playwright, theater director, writer, and singer. Whereas, his grandmother Sara Wood aka Sara Lynn Moore is a Los-Angeles based producer.

Moving towards his paternal family details, Matfin’s grandpa John Bell is a tool and diemaker, while his grandma Eileen Matfin is a dancer. He also has an aunt named Kathryn Bell.

Are Jack Matfin Bell’s Parents Still Together?

No, they are no longer together. After realizing that they could not stay together anymore, the pair made an announcement of their separation on May 28, 2014, a little around two years after initially tying the knot.

The couple met for the very first time in the year 2005 at the Sundance Film Festival. As per sources, Bell and Wood first met during the shoot of Green Day’s music video titled Wake Me Up When September Ends. By the time, Jack’s father revealed they were much in love. After knowing each other for some time and spending time on dates, they broke up in 2006.

Jack Matfin Bell mother Evan Rachel Wood and father Jamie Bell.
Jack Matfin Bell’s parents, Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood

Both the duo then continued their relationship, reuniting in the middle of the year 2011. Finally, Matfin’s parents also exchanged wedding rings on October 30, 2012, in a private ceremony.

His Parents’ Relationship History

Jack’s mother has not been that lucky when it comes to relationships. After her separation from Bell, Evan Rachel began dating a rock musician-actor, Marilyn Manson.

As things were going smooth between them, they got engaged in 2010 but soon after 7 months called off their engagement. The next year, Wood revealed her being an LGBTQ member as she is bisexual. Again, she was engaged with Zach Villa in 2015 but they ended their relationship in January 2017.

Jack Matfin with his dad, step-mother, and half-sister
Jack Matfin with his father, step-mother, and half-sister

Moving into Jamie Bell’s relationship, was just the opposite of his ex-wife. He finds himself fortunate enough to meet his current better half, Kate Mara, on the set of Fantastic Four.

The two began dating at the end of 2015. After getting engaged in January 2017, the Fantastic Four stars married on July 17, 2017. Since then, the couple is living blissfully with their daughter.

His Half-Sister From His Father’s Second Marriage

Jack has a younger half-sister from his father’s second marriage to the actress Kate Mara. The duo welcomed their first child in May 2019. The baby’s mama was the one who first came out with the news.

She revealed it by posting the photo of his girl’s tiny tootsies and writing the caption,

“We had a baby a couple weeks ago … Here are her feet 💕”

The duo announced their pregnancy in Feb of 2019.

Jack Matfin’s Custody Details: Who Is He Living With?

As of 2023, Jamie is the primary custodian of Jack. The court handed his custody to Jamie due to a dispute between the former flames. According to the court docs, the star kid will live in LA with his father.

Prioritizing Jack, Jamie, and Evan were co-parenting him well after their divorce till 2017. But, they have got involved in a lengthy custody battle over their child since 2020.

As per sources, Bell reportedly said his ex-wife Wood intentionally deprived him of the contract with his son moving to Nashville from Los Angeles. But to Evan’s defense, she revealed the reason for doing so is only to protect Jack from her ex-fiance, Marilyn Manson who allegedly threatened to sodomize the child.

Jack with his parents, Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood
Jack with his parents, Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood.

In order to protect herself and the kid from the abuser, Rachel Wood spent thousands on security measures like installing bulletproof glass windows and a steel door, along with a fence around their Los Angeles house.

In court, she then claimed that Bell was not supportive of her justice journey when she was having really a hard time after naming her abuser. Reportedly, Evan’s world changed when the custody battle came to her favor after she presented unearthed death threats documents to the court.

His Parents Stardom

One of the popular faces in the industry Jamie Bell from England is an actor and dancer. His debut role in the film Billy Elliot made him famous overnight. His performance alongside the movie earned him positive responses from the critics as well as the audience. The project was a commercial hit as it earned $109.3 worldwide on a $5 million budget.

Some of his other acting credits include The Adventures of Tintin, Fantastic Four, King Kong, Jumper, Snowpiercer, and Turn: Washington’s Spies.

On the other hand, Jack’s mother Evan Rachel has been active in the entertainment industry for almost 3 decades. Her roles in American Gothic, Once and Again, Digging to China, and so on aided her in establishing herself.

How Rich Is Jack Matfin Bell?

Being the first child of Jamie and Evan, the celebrity kid undoubtedly lives a luxurious lifestyle. As Jack is yet to get involved in any profession, his net worth is not available.

The 9-year-old Bell currently enjoys his parents’ fortune. As of 2023, his dad Jamie Bell has a huge wealth of $11 million. Likewise, his mom Evan Rachel has a whooping net worth of $8 million. According to Celebrity Net Worth, her salary in Westworld (2016) was $250,000 per episode in Season 3.

FAQ

Who is the father of Evan Rachel Wood’s baby?

His father is Jamie Bell.

Does Evan Rachel Wood have custody?

No, she doesn’t have the custody of their son as of 2023. The court has given his primary custody to Jamie.

Why did Evan lose custody of Jack in 2020?

Back in 2020, she reportedly had to relinquish her son’s custody to his dad Jamie after she failed to transfer Jack’s custody to Jamie during the Holidays.