Celebrity kid James Padraig Farrell turned 19 this year. He is the first child of Colin Farrell, an Irish actor, and his then-girlfriend Kim Bordenave.
Colin Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is a leading actor who has appeared in a variety of films and television series. His debut work was Ballykissangel, a drama series released in 1998, whereas his debut film was The Warzone (1999). He became famous after doing the drama name Tiger Land in 2000. You can learn more about his films and achievements by clicking here.
Today, we will find out more about his son, James Padraig Farrell.
Who Is James Padraig Farrell?
James Padraig Farrell was born on September 12, 2003, in Los Angeles, California. As of 2022, he is 19 years old. His father is Irish actor Colin Farrell, and his mother is model Kim Bordenave. They were together for around over a year.
His parents took joint custody of him and he currently lives with his mother.
Regarding his education, James completed his primary education at a local primary school, but the details of his school are confidential. He is still too young to start his career, and recently he has been more focused on his studies.
James is a single child of Colin and Kim. But, he does have a younger half-brother, Henry Tadeusz Farrell from his father’s side. Henry was born on October 7, 2009. He is Colin’s second child with his then-girlfriend, Alicja Bachleda-Curus. Alicja is a Polish actress and singer. Colin and Alicja worked together in the film Ondine. He is six years younger than James.
James Padraig Suffers From Angelman Syndrome
Unfortunately, James is suffering from Angelman syndrome, a rare disease that causes developmental delay. Basically, Angelman syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the nervous system and causes severe physical and learning disabilities.
This means that a person with this syndrome will have a normal life expectancy but will require care for the rest of their life. It also affects skills like IQ, speech intelligence, and stability. Furthermore, seizures can occur in peculiar situations.
Even though there is no therapy for this illness, James has been trying to beat it and maintain a self-sufficient existence.
His Parents Filed For Conservatorship
As mentioned earlier, Jamie has Angelman syndrome. A few months before his 18th birthday, his parents, Colin and Kim, filed for a conservatorship for him, stating in their legal documents that Jamie is still in need of daily assistance because he is unable to properly take care of himself. The ex-couple filed a joint petition with a plan that will give them the legal power to continue making decisions on Jamie’s behalf.
With the co-conservatorship, the exes would be able to make decisions about his education, where he lives, and his social or sexual relationships, along with access to Jamie’s confidential records. Moreover, they could also withhold or grant consent related to his marriage and medical matters as well.
His Father Has Had Several Affairs
Colin Farrell is currently single. But he has been in relationships with numerous women. According to People’s Magazine, the first-ever relationship he had with a public figure was with English actress and singer Amelin Waner, whom he met at the premiere of 2000’s Quills. He was 25 and Amelin was 19 when married in 2001 on the island of Bora. He even got her nickname, Millie, tattooed on his ring finger as a symbol of his dedication to their relationship. But unfortunately, the couple ended their relationship after four months.
For the next couple of years, there were rumors of Collin being in relationships with Hollywood celebrities like Britney Spears, Nicole Narain, Josie Maran, Michelle Rodrigue, Angelina Jolie, Maeve Quinlan, and Demi Moore, though there was no confirmation of the rumor.
Colin was dating model Kim Bordenave when he welcomed James Padraig in 2003. Right after his arrival, the couple separated. Again, Collin got into relationships with Irish medical student Muireann McDonnell and later with writer Emma Forrest.
In 2009, Colin became a father with his second child from Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curus.
Colin’s latest relationship was with a U2 staff member, Kelly McNamara. Once while talking with Ellen Degeneres in an interview, he said, “My girlfriend, she travels a lot as well with work, so oftentimes we’re two ships passing in the night, but we make sure to find a port where we can, you know, rendezvous.” There is no information about whether the couple is still together or not.
Is His Mother Married?
James’ mother, Kim is a married woman now. She is married to a guy named Jimmy Gamboa. The couple married in a private ceremony in Malibu which only her family and close friends attended.
His Father Has Been Involved in Several Controversies
James‘s parents have joint custody of him, and they are taking good care of him. As of this moment, there are no reports of him being involved in any controversy. If only Colin’s father could receive the same treatment.
Collins gained attention in 2006 when he entered a rehabilitation center for his addictions to painkillers and recreational drugs, which are defined as the use of one or more psychoactive chemicals to cause an altered state of consciousness for enjoyment or any other reason. When asked about the event, Collin acknowledged that using drugs had helped him, giving him new energy and a new persona at first, until everything fell apart around him.
In January 2006, he filed a lawsuit against American model Nicole Narain, who was his girlfriend at the time, and the Internet Commerce Group (ICG). The issue was the unauthorized public distribution of the sex tape they made in 2003. Colin accused Narain of distributing the recording in an effort to harm his reputation and profit. The matter was later settled in a friendly manner.
Dessarae Bradford, a telephone sex worker, once interrupted a stage interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and accused Colin of abusing her. Bradford repeatedly tried to sue him for sending abusive texts, but the case was dismissed for lack of proof. While attempting to support her accusations on an Ion Television broadcast, she failed a lie detector test.
What is James Padraig Farrell Doing Now?
Although James is in his late teens, he isn’t able to live alone. Due to Angelman Syndrome, he still has to live with his mom. His parents have filed for conservatorship for him. So, his parents make most of his decisions for him.
James Padraig Farrell Net Worth
Jamie is just a teenager who fully depends on his parents for all his needs. Therefore, we can say that he has no net worth. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that a celebrity kid like him will have a lot of money in the future.
However, his father, Colin Farrell, is a very wealthy celebrity, and his net worth is estimated to be around $80 million, which he has earned throughout his career as an actor. Likewise, Kim Borenave, his mother, has a net worth of around $100,000 as of 2021. Her modeling career has brought her good fortune, out of which, she is currently living a lavish life with her husband and child.
Social Media Presence
Jamie doesn’t have social media handles like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for now. However, his dad is active on Instagram under the username @farrellgram with 47K followers, where he has shared 1677 posts. The majority of his posts are self-portraits, but he also includes photos of his co-actors. We didn’t find an authorized Instagram account of his mother, though.
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