After eleven years of marriage, Lisa Linde filed for divorce from James Marsden. Despite getting another woman pregnant very soon after the divorce, nobody would think of James as the bad guy. After being linked to several women, the loving father seems to go steady with a British singer these days.
Divorce finalized October 2011
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Married to Lisa
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.
Friends despite a divorce
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.
As for the reasons behind the divorce? Well, James recently said that he and Lisa had simply married very young and eventually grew apart. It was the toughest thing he ever had to grow through in his privileged life – James admitted as much himself. But it was probably for the better.
The Rose Costa Affair
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 rumoured 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 no doubt take responsibility for every other child he would have fathered.
Indeed, if he had had a child with January Jones, he would not deny it. James loves being a father, saying “Of all my achievements in life, being a father is the one thing I’m most proud of. It is the most fulfilling. I’m always self-deprecating, but I don’t have a problem saying that I am a great dad.”
Dating again after the divorce
James Marsden’s children and his rather busy career seem to be his first priority. For a while, he has been linked to Lizzy Caplan, but for a while now he has been dating British singer Edei. Apparently, the two have been together for more than 2.5 years now and clearly, they are still going strong.
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.