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Who is Shannyn Sossamon Husband, Does She Have Kids?

Shannyn Sossamon
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Profile summary of Shannyn Sossamon
  • Name: Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon
  • Date of birth: October 3, 1978
  • Age: 45
  • Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Irish, French, Dutch, Hawaiian-Filipino, German, and English
  • Parents: Todd Lindberg and Sherry Sossamon
  • Children: 2 (Audio Science and Mortimer)
  • Height: 1.72 m
  • Occupation: Actress, Director, and Musician
  • Years active: 1997 to date
  • Net worth: $3 million

Born on October 3, 1978, Shannyn Sossamon is a versatile entertainer with hands in many pies. The 45-year-old star comes from a cocktail lineage that comprises Irish, French, Dutch, Hawaiian-Filipino, German and English ancestry. This has helped her fit into different roles as an actress. She’s known for her roles in a Knights Tale, Ghost Light, Sleepy Hollow, and Wayward Pines among others.

Another interesting fact you need to know about the actress is her love life. She has been linked to many relationships but none has lasted enough for marriage. However, her relationships produced kids who currently rock her world. She literally gave up her career for her children but she’s gradually coming back on track.

Who is Shannyn Sossamon married to?

While she has dated a lot of men in the past, the actress is yet to walk down the aisle. According to who dated who, she is currently single, her last recorded relationship was in 2010 and since then, the actress has gone under the radar. She, however, welcomed a child in 2011 but has not shared the identity of the father of her baby and if they are together. Below are some of the men Shannyn Sossamon has been romantically linked to.

Men Shannyn Sossamon has dated

Richard Purser

One of the earliest relationships the actress was involved in was with a man named Richard Purser. The exact details of the relationship are not public knowledge but it probably took place in the ’90s.

Paolo Kappella (1998 – 1999)

Kappella is relatively unknown in the public space and so was his relationship with Shannyn. The duo, however, dated in the late 1990s.

Shannyn Sossamon and Dallas Clayton dated from 2002 to 2004

Probably her longest relationship so far, the actress and children’s book illustrator and author Dallas Clayton met in the early 2000s and began dating. The relationship lasted from 2002 to 2004 but didn’t end without producing a child, a son they welcomed on May 29, 2003.

André 3000 (2003)

It was a brief affair that started and ended the same year. André moved on to date other women but the last time he surfaced on the dating scene was in 2008 with Tiffany Limos.

Joaquin Phoenix (2005 – 2006)

Phoenix is one of the men Shannyn was rumored to have dated but there’s no confirmation of that to date. The relationship allegedly started in 2005 and ended the next year. Both parties have apparently moved on with their love lives and Joaquin Phoenix got engaged to Rooney Mara on 21st Jul 2019.

Eugene Goreshter (2006)

Eugene Goreshter is reportedly single but he was in a relationship with Shannyn Sossamon in 2006. The reason for their breakup is not known.

Tygh Runyan (2010)

Following the end of his marriage with Sarah Lind (2008 – 2010), Tygh went into a relationship with Shannyn that lasted just a couple of months – August 2010 to October 2010.

Meet Shannyn Sossamon’s children

Her dalliance with the numerous men produced two children, though the father of one of them is not accounted for.

She has a son named Audio Science Clayton

  • Date of birth: May 29, 2003
  • Place of birth: United States
  • Age: 20
  • Father: Dallas Clayton

Audio Science was born on May 29, 2003, when she was going steady with Dallas Clayton. A lot of people have wondered why she named her son Audio Science, perhaps it’s her love for music? This doesn’t seem to be the case. Nonetheless, the actress explained that the name came up after thorough research in the English dictionary. She and her boyfriend wanted a word, not just a name, and they later came up with Audio Science.

This doesn’t come as a surprise that much, considering the array of weird names given to celebrity kids in recent times. From Elon Musk’s son X Æ A-XII (which is surprisingly pronounced Kyle) to Frank Zappa’s kid named Moon Unit, we have seen enough, though Audio Science kind of raised the bar.

Her second child is named Mortimer Sossamon

  • Date of birth: December 2011
  • Place of birth: United States
  • Age: 12
  • Father: NA

Shannyn Sossamon

The actress took fans by surprise when she appeared in public with a baby bump in September 2011. Nobody saw that coming but she obviously looked happy but didn’t spill the beans about the identity of her second baby daddy. She gave birth to her second child before the end of the year, making the young lad 12 years old. Though there are speculations that Clayton is also the father, she’s yet to confirm the claims.

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Where’s Shannyn Sossamon these days?

When she first became a mom, Shannyn admitted she wasn’t prepared but she did everything within her power to give it her best shot, including going on a hiatus from her career.  “I wasn’t ready to be a mom. But if you have any desire to be a better person, having a baby kicks it right into gear. Now I’m a better actress and a better mother” .

The birth of a second child resulted in another pregnancy leave for the actress, after which she began pursuing her music career. She subsequently learned how to play the guitar and is also working on a few acting projects that are yet to manifest.

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