Who Are Annette Bening Children? Also Married Life With Husband

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Who Are Annette Bening Children? Also Married Life With Husband

Annette Bening is an American actress who first debuted in 1988 with a small role in The Great Outdoors. Later, she appeared in The Grifters (1990), which earned her an Academic Award nomination.

Further, her other notable performances are in American Beauty (1999), The Kids Are Alright (2010), and Being Julia (2004), for which she was also nominated for Oscars.

Parents Details And Ancestry

The American actress was born on 29 May 1958 to a soloist and church singer, Shirley, and an insurance salesman, Arnett Grant Bening. She was born in Topeka, Kansas, and is the youngest among her three siblings.

The actress attended the San Francisco State University, and after graduation, Annette pursued a career in acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.

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Furthermore, the American Beauty star stands at the height of 5 feet 8inch (1.73m) and is of German and British Isles ancestry.

Married Life With Husband

Annette is married to Warren Beatty. The pair first met at the sets of a movie named Bugsy (1991). Interestingly, it only took seven or eight seconds for Warren to realize that Annette was the one for him.

The Bonnie and Clyde actor took a chance and asked out young Annette for a date. 

And a year later, in 1992, Annette and Warren tied the knot on the 3rd of March. The marriage created quite a stir at the time as the couple has an age gap of 21 years, Warren being the older one. 

Annette Bening with husband, Warren Beatty and their four children(starting from Right: Isabel, Ella, Benjamin, and Kathlyn in 2005 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

Well, proving everyone that age-gap doesn't matter in love, the couple has been happily married for more than 25 years. And, they have four children named Stephen (Kathlyn), Benjamin, Isabel, and Ella Beatty.

Ex-husband Details

Many might not know the fact that the actress was previously married to James Steven White: an actor famous for his role in Great Performances (1971).

The now ex-partners got married on 26 May 1984 and remained in wedlock until 1991. The pair divorced due to some undiscoverable reason. Although they were married for seven years, they do not have any children together. 

Transition Of Oldest Child, Stephen

The eldest son of Annette and Warren, Stephen, is a transgender person who was initially born as a girl named Kathlyn Elizabeth Beatty.

Stephen publicly spoke about his transition in 2012 through a video where he listed out the people who were most supportive in his transition phase.

In the video, made by WeHappyTrans.com, Stephen talked about his friends and peers being most supportive. But, there was no mention of his parents, which stemmed rumors that they were not pleased by his transition.

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However, the pair have come around. Both Annette and Warren both have accepted their son and support him whole-heartedly.

Annette Bening Interesting Facts

  • The actress often experiments with her short hair by coloring it auburn brunette, blonde and chocolate brunette.
  • The net worth of the American actress is $48 million.
  • Her new movie Death on the Nile is set to release on 2 October 2020.
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