James Badgley

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James Badgley

James Badgley is the son of Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke. He is the star kid born to famous celebrities. His father is an American actor and is best known for his role in Gossip Girl and the Netflix series You. Similarly, his mother is an English singer-songwriter.

James has been able to gather a lot of public attention despite his age. Well if you are born to celebrity parents it can’t be helped. There are multiple well-wishers and fans around the world who want to know about the son of Domino Kirke. They want to know about his age, birthday, zodiac sign, siblings, lifestyle, and more. Similarly, they also want to know more about his mom and dad and their relationship.

Today we will cover all the interesting facts and information regarding James Badley, Penn Badley’s son. So without any further ado let’s dive right into the life of the celebrity child.

Who is James Badgley? Details on his Birth, Age, and Birthday

James Badgley as we said previously is the celebrity son born to Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke on August 11, 2020, in New York, the United States. His birth sign is Leo. He celebrated his birthday on August 11 of this year and talking about his age he is 2 years old.

Prior to his birth, Domino announced her pregnancy in February 2020 saying,

“You’re already teaching us how to stay in the day in a way we’ve never had to, little one. Thank you.”

Additionally, James arrived in this world from a C section operation after 3 days of labor and his mother expressed her happiness with a post where she said,

“Thank God for my C birth. They cut me open and relieved the pressure that had been building since childhood. An escape route for my 10 lb son.”

Similarly, talking about his ethnical background, James has a mixed ethnicity whereas his father is a mix of Irish, English, and French-Canadian and his mother is of English and Iraqi-Jewish heritage.

His maternal grandparents are Lorriane Kirke and  Simon Kirke. Simon is an English rock band drummer and similarly, his paternal grandparents are Duff Badgley and Lynne Murphy Badgley. Duff was the candidate for governor of the Green Party in Washington.

He has a Sibling: A Half-Brother

The star kid is blessed with an elder half-brother Cassius Riley born to his mom and her previous relationships with a musician Morgan O’Kane. Domino gave birth to him in 2009. Similarly, James’ father was previously in a relationship with Blake Lively from 2011 to 2013 and Zoe Kravitz from 2011 to 2013.

James Badgley parents and brother
The star kid has a half-brother, Cassius Riley

According to their parents, both siblings seem to enjoy each other’s company and have a great bond with one another.

James Badgley’s Mother Conceived Him After Two Miscarriages in a Row

Penn and Domino welcomed their son after two miscarriages in a row. The couple was quite devastated by the course of the event and even lost hopes of whether or not they can have a child. Expressing her sadness she stated,

I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done, As a birth attendant, I’ve seen and heard it all. It takes everything I’ve got to detach lovingly from the losses I’ve been present for and be in my own experience.”

However, destiny had some other plans for the couple and the duo finally welcomed their first child after numerous disappointments.

His Dad and Mom are Renowned Celebrities

James’ parents are both renowned personalities. His father is an American actor and musician. Penn is better known for his role as Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl (2007-2012) and as Joe Goldberg in the Netflix series You from 2018 to the present.

He first appeared in an episode of Will & Grace. Additionally, he also starred in multiple TV series including The Brothers Gracia, What I Like About You, and The Young and the Restless. Apart from that, the actor even voiced for multiple video games including Mario Golf (1999) and Mario Tennis 64 (2000). Similarly, he also worked as a musician and has released numerous songs like Easy, and Centerfold with his band members. His band is MOTHXR.

Furthermore, the actor has recieved multiple awards and nominations throughout his career including MTV Movie & TV Award, Young Artist Award, and six nominations for Teen Choice Award and a Saturn Award.

James Badgley parents
Actor Penn Badgley with his wife Domino Kirke.

On the other hand, his mother Domino Kirke is an English-American actress and singer. She was trained by her father and began singing at the tender age of nine. She later met Jordan Galland and the two formed a band DOMINO and released multiple songs.

Their song Green Umbrella won Best Musical Form in 2006 at the Da Vinci Film and Video Festival. Similarly, they also released a song The Guard which was recorded in Brooklyn. She is also the co-founder of Carriage House Birth, which focuses on providing education to families and doulas regarding childbirth

James Badley’s Mother was Sexually Assaulted When She was Just a Kid

The famous actress and singer was sexually abused when she was six years old. She hasn’t spoken much about it, though in a post back on April 8, 2022, she said that she was abused in her sleep and has always been terrified by that awful turn of events.

James Badgley Parent’s Relationship Timeline, Their Marital Status

The couple walked down the aisle on 27 February 2017 in a courthouse in New York. The ceremony was low-key and attended by a few close friends and family members. Furthermore, the duo later celebrated their togetherness in June 2017 in the upstate of New York. The ceremony was attended by multiple celebrities including, Debra Messing, Mariska Hargitay, and Zac Posen.

James Badgley parents marriage
The couple married in a courthouse in New York.

Similarly, talking about their first meeting the two lovebirds have managed to keep the early romance under wraps and out of the media. However, their romantic relationship began in 2014 but when asked about their relationship James’ mother said they weren’t serious in the relationship,

“I had a really good thing with my kid and we were like this little team. Penn and I were dating, but it wasn’t nearly as serious as it is now, of course. I didn’t think marriage was in the cards for us.”

adding:

“So I was sort of just chugging along, surviving and getting through the days, and I think the difference now is that I’m really living.”

Domino didn’t think that she would marry an actor as her both sisters are actors themselves but ironically married Penn Badgley who is an actor. The couple has been together ever since and even has a son together.

James Badgley’s Lifestyle and His Parent’s Net Worth

James along with his elder half-brother is enjoying a happy and great life with their parents. The family of four is currently residing in their beautiful $1.8 million mansion in Brooklyn New York.

Talking about his parents both of them are multi-millionaires. His dad Penn Badgley is estimated to have a fortune of $8 million. He has gathered his wealth from his career as an actor and musician.

Similarly, his mom Domino Kirke is estimated to have a total fortune of $2 million. She has accumulated her wealth from her career as an actress and musician.