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Ryan Phillippe & ex-GF Alexis Knapp’ Daughter Kai Knapp; Details here!

It seems like just yesterday when Ryan Phillippe and Alexis Knapp‘ daughter, Kai Knapp came into this world and their little bundle of joy is growing-up pretty fast.

Since then, however, Ryan has been absent from his daughter’s life. Let’s find out about her life with mother Alexis and see how the mother-daughter duo is going about their lives.

Ryan Phillippe’ Daughter Kai Knapp with Ex-Girlfriend Alexis Knapp

After a short-term fling with the model and actress, Alexis Knapp, the Shooter star became a father for the third time. The former couple welcomed their first & only child on 1st July 2011.

At the time of her birth, both of her parents were present. Kai belongs to English, French, German, and Spanish ancestry.

Alexis posing with daughter Kai on right side.
Ryan Phillippe Daughter Kai Knapp with mom, Alexis. Source: Alexis Knapp Instagram

Nevertheless, Alexis and Ryan never planned for a baby. After their break-up, both of them thought it is all over but fate had other ideas.

In November 2010, just months after their separation, Alexis found out she was pregnant. When she first realized about being with a child, she was shooting for the movie, So Undercover.

Back Then Ryan Said He Will Take Responsibility for Daughter Kai Knapp

Wait, it isn’t easy as it sounds! Back when Alexis revealed she is pregnant a source close to the actor said he is ready to take full responsibility. But there’s a catch!

The source told PEOPLE, at the time, “Ryan is aware of the situation [and] totally prepared to take responsibility should the child be his.”

The birth certificate proved it once in for all that Kai is Ryan’s third kid. Subsequently, the birth certificate kind of confirmed Kai is indeed Ryan’s third kid. In the certificate, Kai’s full name was written as Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp.

Alexis Knapp Never Asked Ryan to Help Out with Daughter

Although Ryan waited out for the paternity results to come out, Alexis cared less for that and focused more on her child.

Unlike anyone who’d jump straight into the chance of asking for child support money, Alexis never asked for anything.

Alexis snuggling with Kai in a picture.
Alexis never asked Ryan for help in parenting her daughter. Source: Instagram

A rep for Alexis maintained, “She has never asked Ryan for any help, nor does she expect it. Alexis has maintained her silence and will continue to do so. Any ‘source’ claiming to have been her or her camp up to this point is false.”

And just like a doting mother, the actress is taking good care of her daughter. Besides, Ryan has been absent from their lives, and Kai kinda grew-up without a dad figure. Sad to hear, isn’t it!

However, the mother-daughter duo is happy with their lives and could care less about anything

Take a look at how the adorable momma daughter duo spends their time!


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We need 4 hugs a day to live. 8 for maintenance. 12 to grow. I literally wouldn’t survive without you ♥️🥺♥️ Your existence is the ultimate blessing. Thank you for making me the luckiest human alive my pooka😭🙌🏻🧬♥️⚡️I cant believe it!?! My 8th #mothersday 😭😭😭😭⚡️⚡️♥️♥️🙌🏻 forever my everythingness. Forever😍🙌🏻 (hugging wisdom taught by @cosmobot 💕⚡️💕) #happymothersday to all the beautiful & righteous mamas on this earth!!! So much respect to each and every one of you 🙏🏻🌹most important job in the world. 🎶“Does it take the chilllldren to make them understand? Does it take the chilllldren to make a better man?”🎶

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Kai Knapp’s Relationship with her Two Half-Siblings

Apart from Kai, Ryan shares two children with his former wife, Reese Witherspoon. One daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, 20, and a son, Deacon Reese Phillippe, 16.

Deacon and Ava Phillippe side by side.
Kai has two half-siblings, Deacon(Left) and Ava(Right). Source: PopSugar

Both Ava and Deacon will definitely follow in the footsteps of their star parents as their current social media activity states so.

But many of you might’ve noticed that Ava and Deacon are yet to share any pictures with their half-sister, Kai. Looks like Ava and Deacon aren’t really close with Kai.

Net Worth of Kai Knapp’s Parents, Alexis and Ryan

Both of her parents are big actors, especially her dad who is a recipient of several awards. Ryan is famous for his work in Cruel Intentions, Shooter, The Lincoln Lawyer, among several others. His net worth is $30 million.

A picture of Ryan and Alexis side by side.
Ryan had once claimed he will take full responsibility if Kai is his daughter. Source: NY Daily News

Meanwhile, her mom is also an accomplished actress and model. Famed for her work in the Pitch Perfect trilogy, Project X, and The Anomaly Alexis’s net worth is $2 million. Her most recent project includes Phobias (2020).

Judging by how Alexis takes care of her daughter, it’s evident the mother-daughter enjoys a sound life without any financial problem.