Minnie Driver Reveals Identity Of Son’s Father

Minnie Driver Reveals Identity Of Son's Father

Minnie Driver breaks her silence.

The Academy Award-nominated actress has identified her 3-year-old son Henry‘s father, telling The Observer that he was a writer on her former television show The Riches.

Minnie said: “I don’t need to protect him anymore. He can fend for himself. He’s a grown-up. We weren’t together and he wasn’t directly in the business so I chose to protect him and not have a rain of publicity. He’s not famous. There’s no big story.”

Is he a good dad? Sort of,” Minnie admitted. “He’s figuring it out… I mean, he hasn’t been that involved, his choice. But he is now.”

The Conviction star – who plays a teacher in Marc Evans’ new musical Hunky Dory – has previously said she would like more children, but doesn’t think she could cope raising two children as a single mother.

“Henry’s dad and I probably wouldn’t have any more together, but I would love to have more,” she said. “But I couldn’t do another one without a partner; I couldn’t do two as a single mum, I really couldn’t. It would be too much.”

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Photo credit: Fame

  • anonymous

    Maybe because Will Ferrell is not the father?

  • Anonymous

    How did she break a silence?? So who’s the father? I mean what’s the father’s name?

  • Anonymous

    He’s not famous?? I would definitely classify Will Ferrell as famous!

    • Erin

      He looks just like him!! I remember back when everyone said Colin Farrell was the father of little Henry, oh the things that some people will come up with… it seems strange that she kind of just came out of the blue with this after keeping it to herself for so long, especially since he isn’t famous; oh well that is her prerogative I guess.

    • Anonymous

      LOL I just taught “He will always be Will Ferrel son to me” Poor Will

  • joy

    her son looks JUST like will farrell!!!

  • Anonymous

    Which writer?

  • Anonymous

    So who is the father?

  • anon

    When there are 5-7 writers on the show, it’s a bit misleading to say she revealed the identity. If she had revealed the identity, why didn’t you include the name? Geez.

    • Anon

      There are only 2 male writers listed SO….Series Writing credits
      Dmitry Lipkin (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
      Aaron Blitzstein (12 episodes, 2007)
      Ellen Herman (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
      Dawn Prestwich (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
      Nicole Yorkin (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
      Wendy Riss (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
      Lydia Woodward (2 episodes, 2007)

      • anon

        Still don’t get why they didn’t just name the person when the article is titled the way it is — that she ‘reveals’ the name of the father. duh. If she had really named the guy how difficult is it to just write his name.

      • Anonymous

        I bet it’s Wendy!!

    • Anonymous

      She never revealed his identity (sheesh, does anyone here actually read the article that was linked??). She just said he was an epsiode writer for the show, which means he was probably not even a “regular” writer.

      • Anonymous

        THIS article is entitled “Minnie Driver reveals identity of son’s father”. People (quite rightly) assume that the article will contain the pertinent information. SHEESH yourself.

  • SallyAnn

    What a random time to bring up Henry’s bio. Dad. I think pretty much everyone had just accepted not knowing & moved on. It’s like she’s just talking and releasing the new info for attention. Oh well, he’s still an adorable kid.

    • Anonymous

      Read the WHOLE interview before you judge what this site chose to quote.

      • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Five of the seven writers are women. So its either Dmitry Lipkin or Aaron Blitzstein…

    • Anonymous

      Not necessarily. The way “writer” credits are assigned on TV shows is not the same as how people casually refer to someone as a “writer”. There are actually many people who write for TV shows that are credited as other things – story editors, different levels of producers, etc., and some are not even credited at all (at least with respect to IMDB). In casual speech they’d be called writers, though, so when she says it was a writer, it could actually be any number of other people. Given that she says he’s “not really in the business” it’s actually probably more likely one of those other people. It’s unlikely anyone (at least, anyone here who doesn’t have connections to the entertainment industry) will be able to figure out exactly who it is.

      • Anonymous

        You’re right. The article specifically quotes her as saying an “episode writer”.

  • Anonymous

    He sure looks a lot like Aaron Blitzstein to me. Poor kid.

  • Anonymous

    she got the worst luck with men
    Matt Damon broke up with her on Oprah

  • anonymous

    Did I miss something? Was Will Ferrell rumored to be the father at some point?
    The only person that I really ever heard a rumor of was Eddie Izzard.

    • Anonymous

      No there are just idiots here who think he must be the father because they think the child looks like him. Because apparently he is the only man in the entire world with blond curly hair.

      • Anonymous1

        And obviously the people making the Will Ferrel jokes are COMPLETELY serious??

  • Anonymous 2

    I don’t think he looks like Will at all. And not to be cruel, but Will’s actual children are much cuter.