Mike Myers & his wife welcomed a baby boy named Spike


This past March, I was stunned to read a story in the NY Post about Mike Myers having “secretly wed” a tea-shop-owning hipster chick named Kelly Tisdale. I was surprised because I had put stock in many blind items about Mike maybe/probably being gay, and perhaps that was the reason his first marriage failed? Many commenters corrected me, and it’s looking more and more like Mike is totally straight. He and Kelly married late last year after dating for several years. Kelly was pregnant when they announced their “secret” marriage, and Life & Style is confirming that Kelly gave birth to a boy!

Austin Powers star Mike Myers and wife, Kelly Tisdale, have welcomed a baby boy into the world, Life & Style has learned.

“The baby is named Spike and was born two weeks ago!” a source reveals to Life & Style.

This is the first child for the couple, who started dating in 2006 and married in a secret ceremony in New York last fall.

Mike has reportedly signed on to reprise his famous role as the International Man of Mystery in Austin Powers 4.

“Things are on track,” Mike said about the latest edition of the franchise.

Congrats to the duo on their newest addition!

[From Life & Style]

SPIKE? It must be an English thing, right? Mike’s parents were English (transplanted to Canada). There are lots of dudes in England named Spike, and some of them are even heroes of English comedy, so perhaps it was a reference to that. Here in America, we reserve the name “Spike” for dogs. Anyway, I congratulate Mike and Kelly on their Virgo boy, and wish them luck with what I’m sure will be the kid’s long-time issues with OCD and neurosis (can I get a witness, fellow Virgos?). Congrats and mazel tov!



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  1. RobN says:

    Maybe they should have started with a dog.

  2. girl says:

    Doesn’t this sound a lot like Tom Cruise’s story? Married for years and years with no kids. Trades her in for a younger model who becomes pregnant. Gay rumors abound.

    I wonder if his ex-wife will fall pregnant soon.

    I’m probably totally off but the story sounded familiar.

  3. Danziger says:

    You know, I never noticed this before, but Mike’s kind of beautiful in a bizarre not-at-all-beautiful way. Go figure.

  4. k says:

    There are many many geighs on other message boards who have attested to seeing him in gay clubs. Also, just because a woman he married had a baby doesn’t mean he isn’t gay.

  5. brin says:

    Awww….congrats, baby!

  6. oklady says:

    Moby’s ex girlfiend? hmmmmm

  7. tapioca says:

    Mike & Spike Myers? Awesome! Especially if it turns out he’s a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, because Spike was easily the best character.

  8. Original Tiffany says:

    My mom is a total Virgo with OCD and neurosis. Ha. She cleans her entire house everyday. As in, 3000sq ft. of house.

    I thought he was the blind that got trapped into staying married with a new baby. Or was that Travolta? Could be either one. Hmmmm.

  9. gee says:

    I did not know Spike was an English thing. That makes it kind of cute, especially because we know he is such an Anglophile.

  10. mln76 says:

    The maybe gaybe rumors are out there about everyone they can’t all be true. I believe Tommy C and Jon Travolta and a couple of others the rest are very probably B.S…Especially someone like Mike who at this point has nothing to gain by getting a beard he’s made all the money he needs and seems very private.
    @k straight men have been known to go into gay clubs with friends it’s what you do when you are in the clubs that matters.

  11. Jess says:

    High five, fellow Virgo! *runs to wash hands…

  12. Reece says:

    That was too loud wasn’t it?

  13. Happymom says:

    Maybe he just wanted to have a baby and thought this would be a more “appropriate” way of doing it. Spike is a god-awful name.

  14. Smithy says:

    I saw the two of them together at the MOMA (in NYC) a while back. They seem like an adorable couple, I wish them the best!

  15. girl says:

    Oh geez. I know it doesn’t mean he’s gay if he doesn’t have children. I just meant it was a similar pattern. Gay people have been having children for centuries.

  16. birdie says:

    congrats to the baby.. ugly name though

  17. SueAnn says:

    Is Clooney gay? Is Leo gay? Is Spacey gay? (yeah he probably is)….

  18. xxodettexx says:

    @tapioca: i thought of BTVS as well! 🙂

  19. layla says:

    Buffy fan was my very first thought.
    Mike and Spike = LOVE IT!

    (yeah, the name might be stupid, but its fun!!!)

  20. Harley says:

    @SueAnn-I’m pretty sure that it’s known that Spacey is gay. Never heard that about Meyers tho. Congrats to them on the baby!

    And I also thought of BTVS when I read the name. Totally loved Spike…

    And “yay!!!” to my fellow neurotic Virgos!!! 🙂

  21. Alexa says:

    The thing about all this that makes my heart sort of sink: When he first became famous on SNL, I remember him seeming so in love with his first wife, Robin, (talking about her alot in interviews, giving her shout outs/I-love-you’s during snl curtain calls).

  22. SueAnn says:


    I know Spacey is gay. I was trying to make a joke. Guess I am not too good at humor. 🙂

  23. Cali says:

    Spike? So he really is gay huh?

  24. Stubbylove says:

    Congrats! Happy for Mike and his wife. He’s given me so many laughs I couldn’t care whether he’s gay or not or if he named his kid Skidmark – wish him all the best.

  25. Chloe (not chloe) says:

    Please please please let it be a Buffy reference!

  26. Canuck says:

    Did they name their son after Spike Milligan?

  27. pinns says:

    “SPIKE? It must be an English thing, right?”

    not really. Outside of show business, never heard of a single real person in Britain called that, it is more of a nickname for pets, not real people or children….

  28. boo says:

    I love Mike Myers and have heard the rumors, but who cares? He has a brand new baby and he’s happy so good for him.

    I’ll bear witness as a fellow Virgo too! I have to go wash my hands and clean the house!

  29. j. katz says:

    Spike? Do they think they just had a puppy?

  30. Katya says:

    Yeah, yeah, rumors, blah. Can’t the man just be bi? Jeez.

    Congratulations to him and to his wife! I think Spike is a cool name – different but not completely off-the-wall.

  31. sassy says:

    Virgos suck, says messy Sagitarius.

  32. Original Tiffany says:

    Yeah, my Virgo mom ended with two Pisces kids. Haha!

    I don’t care if he’s gay or not, just saying that BG had a BI and many thought it was him.

  33. Ruffian9 says:

    I’ve heard the gay thing too…also that he’s a raging asshole. I’m more inclined to believe the latter.

    Has he been putting henna in his hair? I noticed this a few years ago. Dude is NOT a natural redhead.

  34. Unbeweavable says:

    Maybe he never had sex with his wife, hence the lack of children. And was trapped in his marriage because his wife was his business partner..? Just because a couple is married 10+ years doesn’t mean they’re happy either.

  35. KatScorp says:

    I ain’t a Virgo but I’ll high-five my fellow BtVS fans! 😀

    If I were to name my kid after my fav Buffy character, I’d call him William and nickname him Spike. Even Buffy called him “William” at one point.

  36. midorie says:

    For 48 he looks fantastic. Not sure I’d want a kid at that age, but congratulations to him.

  37. Twez says:

    Spike is just his nickname. He’s actually known as William the Baby.


  38. Trashaddict says:

    Um, regarding the name “Spike” in America – you perhaps forgot Spike Lee? Kind of insulting….not to mention old-time musician Spike Jones, director Spike Jonze (Sofia Coppola’s ex). My kids’ 2nd grade teacher is nicknamed “Spike” – very straight-up guy. So much for THAT theory.

  39. Bec says:

    His 1st wife seened like the love if his life who he refused to have kids at the time. He dumped her and eventually knocks up young hot chick.
    He sucks.
    And sounds very straight to me.

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