Does Adam Driver Really Have a ‘Secret’ Child?

Adam Driver
Adam Driver in ‘The Report’ | Vice Media

Hollywood is full of secrets. There are mystery couples and secret weddings that evade the public eye for years. Of course, there are secret engagements and under the radar divorces. But what about hidden children? Plenty of Hollywood couples do what they can to give their children a normal life, but how many of them manage to hide them from the paparazzi completely? 

Who is Adam Driver?

Adam Driver is an American actor who has been in the Hollywood game since 2009. He made his true debut when he played Adam Sackler in the double Golden Globe award-winning TV show Girls. The show ran from 2012 to 2017 and amassed 17 wins and 106 nominations over its lifetime. Driver received 15 of them. 

While Girls was a solid six years in his career, it was being cast in the Star Wars franchise that really made a difference for the actor. Driver first played the infamous Kylo Ren in Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens in 2015. He then reprised the role in Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in 2017. He will continue to tackle Ren in future Star Wars movies and associated productions. 

Adam Driver is married to Joanne Tucker

You can’t have a mystery child without a lady in your life. Driver and fellow Girls actress, Joanne Tuckerare fiercely private about their relationship. Before they worked side by side on an episode of Girls, the two were classmates at the Juilliard School. Both were, of course, focused on drama. Many students felt the former marine was intimidating but not his future lady love. The two started “going study” while in school but eventually leveled up to a married couple in 2013. 

While Driver is best known for his part in the Star Wars franchise, Tucker has made her own moves in the movie industry. According to IMDb, Tucker’s career dates back to 2010. She’s appeared in several shorts and a handful of films including Gayby, Listen Up Philip, Zero Days, and more recently The Report.

Tucker has appeared in productions pretty consistently since her career start except for two breaks. One between 2014 and 2016 and another between 2016 and 2019. Considering her time away from the spotlight and her focus on smaller productions and other projects she certainly could have had a child with Driver without anyone knowing.

Adam Driver’s secret child

If Driver and Tucker have a secret child, they wouldn’t be the first A-list celebs who tried to hide their babies from the world. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes and Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were doing a great job keeping their kids under wraps for a little while. Typically parenthood related interviews or news leaks expose the celebrity couples love children to the fans.

In the case of the two thespians, a friend is the one who spilled the beans. According to these friends, the two have a toddler son. They say that the entire pregnancy was documented on private Instagram accounts belonging to not just Tucker, but family members of Driver as well. These posts showed that Tucker and her sister were pregnant at the same time and officially became mothers around the same time as well. 

What did Driver and Tucker say about their ‘secret child’?

The private couple hasn’t commented on the “allegations” as of yet, but there was a potential misstep by Driver back in 2017. While interviewing with W Magazine, the star was talking about how much he cared for his dog, Moose. In his exact words, “I look at my dog—this sounds so absurd, but it’s not—I don’t know that I could love anything more,” he said. “Like, I have a kid—oh, uh, maybe—and will be like, ‘Eh, you know.’ But the dog!” 

Definitely sounds like a slip-up and if that’s the case, the child would have already been born at the time. Taking into consideration Tucker’s hiatus from the big screen from 2016-2019, it looks like the two are most likely the doting parents of a toddler after all.