Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Mara Lane welcomed their first kid, a son named Wolf


I have not covered anything related to Jonathan Rhys Meyers in more than four years. How does that even happen? I think I stopped covering him and paying attention to him when it was clear that he was totally off the rails, abusing drugs and alcohol and self-harming. He ended up getting clean again, then I remember when he seemed to have a bad relapse a few years back. Since I haven’t been paying attention to him, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that he’s currently sober and clean and in a functional relationship with a woman named Mara Lane (great name). They’ve been together since 2014 (around the time he started to get his life together) and they got engaged in December 2014. And here’s something interesting: they welcomed their first baby together a few weeks ago!

Congratulations to Jonathan Rhys Meyers! E! News can exclusively confirm the hunky Irish actor and his fiancée Mara Lane welcomed their first child into the world, a bouncing baby boy named Wolf Rhys Meyers, on December 15, 2016. We learned Lane gave birth to her son in the comfort of the couple’s home, and he was delivered by a midwife. News of the couple’s pregnancy was first reported in September, and since then, Mara has been busy sharing adorable pregnancy photos on social media.

For example, over the holidays, the film producer posted a photo holding her baby bump while posing in front of a Christmas tree. “Our other official prego wego dress. Found in #Amsterdam #Noordermarkt for 15 euros,” she wrote. “Every other day I dunno as I have other dresses but Baby likes these ones. [He] is super conscious, connected & aware. Has not let me eat much meat entire pregnancy either … has me thinking about things I’d rather live in ignorance to. Angel alien baby about to rock my world I already know #thankful for my soon to be best teacher and friend.”

[From E! News]

She gave birth to a Wolf at home. I think that’s like Peak Hipster. Or would Peak Hipster be giving birth underneath a willow tree in a butterfly sanctuary to a baby named Scarf Echo McBeardson? In all honesty, Wolf Rhys Meyers isn’t that bad. It’s a mouthful and there’s no “flow” to the name, but it’s okay. As for the rest of it… well, I’m glad that Jonathan seems to be doing a lot better. I hope fatherhood agrees with him.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Instagram.

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  1. teatimeiscoming says:

    That insta caption is hilarious. Angel alien baby? haha

    • polonoscopy says:

      She seems a bit insane. The baby is teaching her things in utero? It’s not letting her eat meat? Girl, if you’ve managed to stick to your vegetarian principals, take that credit yourself, don’t pass it off to a fetus.

      • Moneypenny says:

        It’s actually pretty common that pregnant people have food aversions. I’m pregnant now and also have this meat aversion. I totally agree that she sounds insane though–I assume she just means that pregnancy is making her aware of more things? That might be just assigning logic where there is none though :) .

  2. freebunny says:

    She’s insanely beautiful.
    I hope they gonna be ok and Rhys will stay sober for his family.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Here to say the same! She is absolutely stunning.

      The name isn’t my favorite–I feel like Wolf is more suitable to a nickname than a given–but many congratulations to them!

    • Elisa the I. says:

      +1, she’s drop dead gorgeous. IMHO he does not look sober, hope he really is…

  3. Shambles says:

    I loved him as Henry VIII.
    I’m glad to hear he’s getting better. Although I feel like it wasn’t that long ago that I read he was wandering the streets drinking vodka in public. But, it seems as if he’s on the upswing. Congrats to the family.

    • Dolphin7 says:

      Me too!!! I loved the Tudors. I’m hoping things continue to go well for him. Addiction is a beast. His girlfriend is stunning!!!

    • African Sun says:

      Me too. The Tudors was one of the best TV series ever.

  4. Lucy says:

    Lovely name. I knew a guy who had it as a nickname, but I think it fits both ways. Congrats to them! And good to know JRM is doing well.

  5. Melibea says:

    I’m glad he’s doing better and now is sober and has a beautiful family, he’s very underrated as an actor IMHO.

  6. milla says:

    I love him. Such an amazing actor, hope he is on the right path this time.

  7. ria says:

    I like Wolf as a name. There are certainly a lot more obscure and crazy names than Wolf that are used today in this world, not only known through Celebrities but also used by normal People.

  8. DesertReal says:

    She looks so much like Rosita from TWD, I honestly thought that that was her for a minute.

  9. Jade says:

    I thought she was Maggie Q.

  10. Ramona says:

    Congrats to her and I hope she is a smart cookie because shes going to need to watch that guy. Wasnt it just last year that he was photographed walking on a street in the morning stumbling, filthy, zipper down and high as a kite? Even assuming he is now sober, starting a family so soon after sobriety doesn’t seem smart.

    • Km says:

      There was an article on Dailymail about a year ago with photos of him looking off the rails on the street. In many photos he has this look in his eyes like he’s on drugs or something.. I’ve always wondered if he is gay, I dont know why I get a feminine vibe on him. I hope that everything works for him and his family.

      • Ramona says:

        He has a very interesting background. You should look up the story he tells of the farmer he met in a kids arcade and moved in with at 16 and who was later convicted of having relations with an underage teen in Morocco. His mother also had addiction issues. I think theres a lot of sadness happening in Jonathans head. One of those things may be what you are thinking in your post.

    • QQ says:

      Idk how aware/unaware this beautiful lady might be cause tbh I went to her IG and I see Paz De La Huerta as beloved friend… I mean PAZ DE LA HUERTA…

  11. MissW says:

    Well this is just great. I’m pregnant now with a boy due in April and Wolf is the name we’ve had picked out for years. Now everyone will think we’re following suit. We know it’s a love/hate name. Literally half the people we’ve told love it and the other half say something like “uh, I don’t think that’s the best idea.” But we love it. Uh, well congratulations. They’re both beautiful people I’m sure little Wolf is handsome as hell.

    • HappyMom says:

      I think most people are oblivious to what celebrities name their kids unless they’re super famous or the name itself is crazy. Don’t worry about it. Keep the name :)

    • Moneypenny says:

      I wouldn’t worry about it at all. He’s not a huge celebrity right now, so it isn’t as if you’ve named your child Apple right after Gwyneth or anything! Congrats!

  12. TyrantDestroyed says:

    Congrats to them and I hope he stays sober for the sake of his family.

  13. Greenieweenie says:

    She’s beautiful but whoo, those top lip injections are bad. Why???

    He always looks high as a kite.

  14. Turningvioletviolet says:

    Is it peak hipster to have a home birth? I’m far from hipster but if I didn’t have the most complicated obstetric history known to man I’d happily have had mine at home. It’s (I think?) more mainstream in the U.K (assuming they live in the U.K.). Anyway, I like the name. And I loved JRM way back in BILB. It was sad to see his descent into addiction. Hope his life is on the up now.

    • Scotchy says:

      I am a doula and most of the babies I have helped come into the world were either at home or in birthing centre. The age of the moms was 38-43.
      None of them were hipsters or hippies. I think if you don’t have any complications you have a great midwife, doula,doctors approval and a solid emergency plan, being at home is a lot more comfortable.

      Either way, I hope he stays clean!!

  15. I Choose Me says:

    That insta post is too cute by half. Barf. And is it bitchy of me to wonder if her lips are real. I know his are but hers look suspect.

    Regardless, she is striking. And I hope he stays on the wagon and can be present for his son.

  16. MellyMel says:

    Congrats to them! I always want him to be well since I loved him so much in the Tudors.

  17. Melody says:

    Did JRM die years ago and nobody noticed? Look at his eyes. Is he in Hollywood just for an ample supply of fangirl brains… such as they are?

  18. A says:

    Celebitchy, they’re already married. She has Rhys Meyers as her surname. You can see it in her instagram photo of her passport.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      I don’t know if that was a good decision. She seems really happy and bubbly like a walking hipster Pinterest board and he looks dead eyed and miserable in a lot of the pictures. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was still using.

  19. kimbers says:

    @Ramona didnt know his background. That’s sad. Glad he’s doing better!!!

  20. KiddVicious says:

    I’m so glad he’s doing better. I honestly thought he’d be dead by now. There’s something about him that is so sexy, but I’m not sure exactly what it is. Whatever it is gets me in the lady parts every time I see a photo.

    And WOW is she gorgeous! I think she’s prettier without all of the makeup, though.

  21. Pamela says:

    I hope he is sober and stays that way. I’ve been a fan for years and his struggles were so sad. His wife is beautiful.

  22. Macscore says:

    She’s extremely beautiful and he’s insanely talented – he was fantastic in the Tudors, and also in Match Point…. Wolf is not such an unusual name; in German-speaking countries it’s common, either as an abbreviation for “Wolfgang” or simply by itself. Cool name.
    I wish them health and happiness.

    • Eleonor says:

      He is an amazing actor, I hope he is doing better, and that the family helps to ground him.

    • Valois says:

      It might be a common nickname for Wolfgang (not common by itself because of the negative connotations etc), but it has been out of fashion for at least fourty years.

  23. Abby says:

    I love the name. I really hope he’s clean, sober and happy for his family’s sake. He looks like he’s fighting the demons still in his eyes. Her post is so funny. I don’t know if home births are hipster… “crunchy mama” is what I think of–I run with some home birth mamas! I had mine with a midwife in a hospital. Best of both worlds for me!

  24. Lee says:

    I too wish them health and happiness, but I confess I am very, very nervous for her. I’ve been that hopeful, optimistic partner of a “recovering” alcoholic, but with experience I now doubt many alcoholics can stay permanently sober. Every alcoholic I know has managed only periods of sobriety, whether months or years, before falling back into either open or secret drinking. It’s no way to live, especially for the family of the addict. Mood swings, anger issues, lying, etc, etc. But fingers crossed for them.