On September 29, at 21:05, the MIR TV channel will start showing the Russian TV series Together Forever. After the death of his wife, the main character of the film, Alexander, had only one joy and support - his daughter Sonya. As a birthday present, her father gives her a trip to Thailand, where one day they were vacationing with the whole family. But the carefree vacation turns into another drama.
Not only in the movies, but also in life, there are many examples when fathers raise their children alone. They say about such men that for their child they should become both a father and a mother at the same time, give many times more love and care than in full-fledged families. We have collected real stories of famous people who were able to raise their daughters and sons alone.
One of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world, the creator of the cult Star Wars saga and the series of adventure films about Indiana Jones, rarely advertises the fact that at the age of 39 he remained a single father.
His wife, Star Wars editor Marcia Louis Griffin, filed for divorce from Lucas in 1983, after 14 years of marriage. The director retained not only one of the highest-grossing films of all time, but also the adopted girl Amanda. A few months later, Lucas applied to adopt another girl, Katie, and a boy, Jett. By the way, the director filmed all three children in the prequel trilogy of the space saga.
Lucas has only one child - daughter Everest, who was born in his second marriage to Mellody Hobson, the head of the board of directors of DreamWorks Animation. The daughter was born in 2013. For thirty years after parting with his first wife, he had no serious affairs with women - he devoted all his time to work and raising three children.
One of the most famous film actors of Irish descent, the star of the film "Telephone Booth" Colin Farrell single-handedly raised his son with a difficult illness.
Boy James was born in 2003 from Canadian model Kim Bordenave. When the girl found out that the child had congenital Angelman syndrome, she decided to break up with Farrell. But the actor did not give up and began single-handedly nursing the baby, who suffered from seizures, frequent seizures and mental retardation. Two years later, he confirmed his decision and officially formalized lifelong custody of the child.
In 2009, the actor had a second son from the Polish actress Alicia Bachleda, whom he met on the set of the film "Ondine". A year later, the couple broke up, and Farrell again decided to leave the child and live with him. Now the actor lives alone with his two sons James and Henry, his mother Rita helps him in raising him. As Farrell often admitted in interviews, the eldest son became a real inspiration for him to live and create.
American musician and producer Lenny Kravitz is reputed to be a playboy for romance with the most beautiful women in Hollywood: Vanessa Paradis, Naomi Campbell, Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz and Kylie Minogue. But the rocker was married only once - in 1987-1993 to actress Lisa Bonet. The couple have a daughter, Zoe, whom Kravitz calls his main pride in life.
After the divorce, the singer decided to raise his daughter alone. According to the girl's recollections, Lenny's father was very strict. He could force his daughter to change if she went to a party in a dress that was too short and, until the age of 18, almost did not let the guys near her.
Little known in the Soviet years was the history of the paternity of Leonid Bronevoy, People's Artist of the USSR. Meanwhile, his story can be considered heroic for a man, and even more so for a star.
The first wife of Armor was an actress, a graduate of the Shchukin Theater School Valentina Blinova.When their daughter Valya was not even four years old, her mother died suddenly from cancer. The actor was left to raise the child alone, receiving a small salary at the Moscow Drama Theater on Malaya Bronnaya. The first years of Vali's life, he tried in every way to find a part-time job and even played dominoes in city parks for money in order to buy the girl the necessary things. Since 1964, Leonid Sergeevich began his film career, getting the role of Heinrich Müller in the serial film "Seventeen Moments of Spring".
Daughter Valentine followed in the footsteps of the famous father and worked for almost 27 years at the World Broadcasting Service of the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company. Leonid Sergeevich married a second time to engineer Victoria, but he no longer had children.
An actor with a similar fate as a single father is Konstantin Khabensky. Honored Artist of Russia has been married since 2000 to Anastasia Smirnova, a journalist from St. Petersburg. In September 2007, the couple had a son, Ivan, and immediately after giving birth, Anastasia was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The actor's wife died suddenly in December 2008, when his son was barely a year old. Konstantin took over all the responsibilities for raising a small child.
Now the son of the actor is already 11 years old, he lives in Spain with his maternal grandmother. He spent the first years of his life with her in Los Angeles, then the family moved to the Mediterranean coast, where Khabensky comes in between filming and work.
Five years after the death of Anastasia, the actor married for the second time to the actress of the Moscow Art Theater named after A.P. Chekhov Olga Litvinova. In 2016, the couple had a daughter, Alexandra.
British actor Liam Neeson, star of "Schindler's List", "Batman Begins" and "Love Actually", has little publicity about his life after the tragedy that happened to his wife in 2009.
Since 1993, he has been married to English actress Natasha Richardson. The couple had two sons, Daniel and Michael, who were born in 1995 and 1996. During a family vacation at the Mont-Treblanc ski resort in Quebec in 2009, Natasha suffered a severe head injury and died in two days. Since then, Liam began raising his sons alone, without the help of nannies. He took the boys to the shooting, constantly went with them for walks and on short trips.
Now Michael and Daniel are already adults, but they did not follow in their father's footsteps in choosing a profession. Liam Neeson himself never married and rarely visits high-profile social events, preferring to spend his free time with his sons and cheer for their favorite football club Liverpool.
The famous American rapper Marshall Mathers was twice married to the same woman - Kimberly Ann Scott, whom he met at the age of 15. In 1995, the couple had a daughter, Haley, Eminem's only biological child.
The relationship between spouses has always been difficult. In 2001, they divorced for the first time due to the fact that Kim was often stopped for drunk driving. Each time it turned out that little Haley was sitting in the passenger seat with a woman. After the first divorce, the rapper issued sole custody of his daughter, because her mother, Kimberly, could not take care of the child.
In 2006, the former spouses remarried, but divorced after a few months of marriage. Since then, Mathers has adopted two more children - Whitney, Kimberly's daughter from another man, and her own sister's daughter, a girl named Alaina. For the past 12 years, Eminem has not been seen in the company of other women.