Last week the media was abuzz with news that Minnie Driver revealed the identity of her son Henry’s father. But she forgot one small detail — his name.
Minnie has since revealed that Henry’s father is producer Timothy Jonathan Lea, a co-producer of shows like The Riches, CSI New York and Law and Order.
Of keeping his identity a secret for so long, Minnie said, “We weren’t together and he wasn’t directly in the business, so I chose to protect him and not have a rain of publicity. He’s not famous. There’s no big story.”
She continued, “Our relationship was very complicated and private, and I honestly didn’t want to have to talk about it. I didn’t want people coming up to him … and raising eyebrows.”
As for how Minnie managed as a single mom, she said, “I had good friends around me, so it was sort of hilarious. I was making a film at the time and the paparazzi would shout, ‘Who’s the sperm donor?’ at me.”
Why do you think Minnie decided now was the time to reveal Henry’s father’s identity?