William Wolf Howey is the American star kid who is better known as the first-born child of Steve Howey and his ex-wife Sarah Shahi. Both of his parents are successful actors with a handful of movies and TV credits. While William’s father rose to fame for his role in the TV series Reba, his mother hit the limelight following her iconic role in the legal drama Fairly Legal.
Unlike William’s parents’ refulgent acting career, the two couldn’t make it in terms of their married life. The star kid also has younger twin siblings from his parents’ marriage that ended in 2020.
In addition, we will explore more about him including his date of birth, upbringing, and more!
How Old Is William Wolf Howey? His Birth Details
William’s age is 13 as of 2022. Born in 2009, in Los Angeles, the United States of America, Sarah Shahi’s first-born child celebrates his birthday on 8th July. He weighed 8lb and 6oz at the time of his birth.
As for a fact, his mother gave birth to him naturally at their home in Los Angeles with the help of a midwife. Even though Sarah already knew that her water had broken a few hours ago going into labor, the Sex/Life star wasn’t that prepared for that but moved out with her husband to enjoy their day. She told People,
“I told my husband [Steve Howey], ‘I want to go, I don’t want to sit around and wait for the labor.”
It was about 4 p.m the two came back to their home and started preparing for the labor. Following her baby’s birth, Sarah also revealed the reason behind why she became ready to give birth to her baby at home,
“I had a home birth because I really believe in the body’s natural ability to give birth. The medical profession has kind of warped women’s minds into thinking we don’t know how to birth and we need doctors and epidurals and Pitocin.”
What is William’s Ethnicity?
He has a mixed ethnical background as his mother has Persian and Spaniard ancestry while her father Steve is of Scottish, English, and German ancestry.
Besides, as for his nationality, William is an American.
Reason Behind His Moniker
Talking about the reason behind William Wolf Howey’s name, Sarah once told in an interview,
“Steve kind of has these fangs. I said, ‘Has anyone ever told you that you look like a wolf?’ I called him Wolfie. So when we were struggling with names, we decided Wolf would be sentimental and meaningful,”
William Twin Siblings Are Also Home-Born
As we have mentioned above, William has younger twin siblings; a brother Knox Blue and a sister Violet Moon. Like him, they were also born naturally at their home located in Los Angeles on 1st March 2015.
After giving birth to twins, the Texas native described her labor day as, “the best day of my life.” She also said,
“I never thought I would be one of those wacky chicks who say, ‘I loved my labor,’ but I loved every part of it.”
William’s mother learned that the actress was going to be a mom again while filming Person of Interest in late 2014.
Mother Sarah Didn’t Want To Have A Baby Initially
Although William’s mom is already the mom of three kids now, Sarah was once not ready to have any children. She admitted the fact after having her first child William,
“I came from a single-parent household. And I had a bad example of what a husband and father could be and how irresponsible a father could be. So because of that, I didn’t want to get married or have kids.”
A Brief About William Wolf Howey’s Parents
As previously said that both William’s father and mother have splendid careers as actors. His mother landed her first professional acting gig in 2000 in the TV series City Guys. She made her movie debut, playing Erica in the famous comedy Old School in 2003.
Over the years, the actress has snagged a number of iconic roles in numerous movies and TV shows. Most notably, Shahi played in Fairly Legal, Person of Interest, Life, Reverie, and more. The actress gained further acclaim after portraying the main role of Billie Connelly in Sex/Life in 2021.
While talking about William’s father Steve Howey, the 44-year-old is predominantly known for his work in the TV series Reba. He also played Kevin Ball on the Showtime series Shameless.
In addition, his film credits include Supercross, Game Over, and Something Borrowed as well.
Are William Wolf Howey’s Father and Mother Still Married?
No, William’s parents’ marital relationship is already over. His mom Sarah and father Steve first came across when Shahi appeared as a guest on Reba in 2004. The two soon began dating and got engaged while on a trip to Hawaii in 2007.
After their engagement, they waited for about two years for their wedding and exchanged their vows in Feb 2009, in Las Vegas. They had a beautiful matrimonial journey for years. However, it busted up after over a decade of their marriage in 2020.
In May of the year, Shahi and her ex-husband Howey filed for divorce which was finalized in Jan 2021. As per court documents, the former flames are agreed to share equal physical and legal custody of their three children.
Talking about the reason behind their divorce, both parties cited it as irreconcilable differences. But, later many sources claimed their hectic working schedules might be the major one.
Wolf’s Parents Dating Life Post Their Divorce
After the pair parted ways, Sarah began dating Australian actor Adam Demos who was also her love interest on Sex/Life. It was also the same project where the new lovers met for the first time. The chemistry they had in the series was quite romantic.
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But, they didn’t only make it inside the reel as they are now dating publically as a boyfriend and girlfriend.
How Rich Is William Wolf Howey? His Lifestyle As a Celebrity Kid
As William is still a schoolboy and isn’t such determined about what profession the star is going to embark in the future, we can’t confirm the exact amount of his wealth at present. But, as the son of multi-millionaire parents, William has had a luxurious lifestyle.
His father Steve has an estimated net worth of $2 million, while his mother Sarah has a wealth of $3 million as of 2022. Both of their main source of income is their acting career.
Is William on Social Media?
Like many celebrity kids, William is also not active on any social media handles be it Facebook or Instagram. But, he occasionally makes his appearance on his parents’ social media handles. His mother Sarah has over 1.3 million followers on her Instagram, while his papa Steve has 1.8 m Insta followers.