Christopher Reeve’s Son Had A Tumultuous Childhood – And Now He’s Revealed The Heartbreak He Endured

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Christopher Reeve, the man forever associated with Superman, left a very powerful legacy behind him when he died in 2004. He also left three children: William, Alexandra and Matthew. Now William, the actor’s only child with the late singer and actress Dana Morosini, is an adult and an accomplished sports journalist. But losing both parents was naturally very difficult for him, and it’s both sad and touching to hear how he coped.

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Christopher Reeve met Dana Morosini in 1987, when he was already an established actor famous for playing Superman. He had also just ended a serious relationship with long-term partner, Gae Exton. But while Christopher was instantly enchanted with Dana, Dana was less impressed with him to begin with. In particular, she thought that the star would be full of his own self-importance; Christopher won her over pretty quickly, however.

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And Christopher and Dana would eventually begin a romance. The two even decided to marry, in a small and intimate ceremony in April 1992. Christopher already had two children with Exton, Alexandra and Matthew, and so they became Dana’s stepchildren. Then, in June 1992 the couple’s own son came along. They named him William – though he would also go by Will.

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