James Marsden is undoubtedly every mother’s dream of a son-in-law. He has a winning smile and an undeniable charm. He usually plays the good guy in movies, mostly because nobody else could think of him as the bad guy.
His marriage to Lisa Linde seemed solid. They were wed in July 2000 and had two children together during the course of their relationship. The couple managed to keep their private lives private and mostly appeared on the red carpet together smiling happily. Every now and then paparazzi shots would appear, but since they were almost a boring couple, who just seemed happy together, they were not usually hounded by the gossip media.
It was therefore quite a surprise when Lisa Linde filed for divorce in September 2011. The decision was mutual, an announcement said, and the couple remained great friends, dedicated to raising their two young children together.
Most readers tend to frown when it is said that a soon-to-be divorced couple still remains great friends. But just two weeks after the filing James and Lisa were photographed together with their son and very much at ease with one another. They did indeed look like great friends.
Lisa asked for spousal support and joint physical and legal custody. The divorce seems to have been settled really quickly, which indicates that there were no arguments about the details.
Not long after the divorce was done and dusted, it was reported that James had had a brief affair with Brazilian model Rose Costa, who had been in a relationship with somebody else at the time. That brief affair ended in a pregnancy, much to everyone’s surprise.
The child, a boy, was born in December 2012.
Clearly the pregnancy was unexpected. But Rose decided to keep the baby and James appears to have been supportive. He has since been seen with his son in public, looking after him as any father would. But he is certainly no longer with the mother of his child.
James is known to love all of his children and he seems to be happy to be a father once more. It is not known what Lisa, his ex-wife, might be thinking about the situation, but the lack of any kind of backlash probably indicates that she doesn’t bear a grudge.
For some reason James has also been rumored to be the father of January Jones’s son Xander. He went on record saying that he and January were laughing about it, but that there was no truth in it. Given how dedicated he is to his children, he would certainly take responsibility for every other child he would have fathered.
James Marsden’s children and his rather busy career seem to be his first priority right now. Whilst he has been linked to Lizzy Caplan recently, there is no confirmation that he is seeing anybody. It is not known, if ex-wife Lisa has moved on with somebody else, which means for the most part that she is managing to keep her private life quiet and to herself.