Owen Wilson Not Involved in Only Daughter's Life, Ex-partner Calls Actor an 'Absent Parent'

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Owen Wilson has a three-year-old daughter whom he was never met and he has not made any attempts to contact and be involved in Lyla's life, his ex-partner Varunie Vongsvirates said.

Vongsvirates revealed that Lyla looks so much like her dad in social media post to celebrate her third birthday. They have the same blue eyes and blonde hair but, sadly, the mother said that Wilson has yet to see Lyla in person.

In an interview with Daily Mail, Vongsvirates, 37, said that she "begged" Wilson, 52, to get to know his daughter. Admittedly, however, Wilson helps them out financially but the mother said it's not the only thing Lyla needs from her "absentee" dad.

"It's ironic how [Owen] keeps getting these father roles, he's playing a father in his new movie, and he's never met his own daughter," the mother said.  

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Wilson and Vongsvirates Relationship timeline

The ex-couple dated casually for at least five years before their break up in 2018. At that time, Wilson took a paternity test to confirm that he's the father of the baby inside Vongsvirates' womb. She gave birth in October 2018 or months after their break up.

Per Us Weekly, Wilson filed a non-custody arrangement for his daughter in June of that same year. He also indicated in court that he has no plans of visiting her.

Vongsvirates, who is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, worked with the American Addiction Centers as a business developer. In 2020, reports surfaced that Wilson sends her a monthly child support payment of $25,000 and they agreed on a one-off payment of $70,000 during their court settlement for the baby's birth.

Wilson is a Doting Dad to 2 Boys

Despite his relationship with Vongsvirates and Lyla, Wilson is a doting dad to two boys, Robert Ford, who is 10, with former girlfriend Jade Duell, and Finn, who is seven, with another ex-girlfriend, Caroline Lindqvist. However, Lindqvist is reportedly now back in Wilson's life but the actor has never confirmed their relationship in public.

While promoting one of his movies on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor proudly talked about bonding with his boys, especially with his older son whom he described as "the funniest thing." Wilson told DeGeneres that he's looking forward to his sons' teenage years because he knows that they will be ganging up on their old man.

Wilson also said in an interview with Esquire that he enjoys being the storyteller for Ford and Finn. He likes making up tales about animals and nature. In that same interview, Wilson said that he has a good relationship with the mothers of his sons.

The actor achieved Hollywood popularity after he was cast in the movie "Zoolander" which starred Ben Stiller. He comes from a family of actors with brothers Luke and Andrew working in the movie industry. Their mother, Laura, is a famous photographer.  In his childhood, Wilson had to attend military school after he was expelled from a private school for pranking and insubordination.

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