The actor’s son suffers from a rare genetic condition known as Angelman syndrome. He has serious problems with speech and fine motor skills, which means that he can not prepare his own food, wash, or dress.
Colin Farrell has applied for custody of his 17-year-old son James. James suffers from a rare genetic condition known as Angelman syndrome. The disease is characterized by signs such as mental retardation, speech disorders, seizures, chaotic movements (especially hands), and frequent laughter.
Pharrell is reportedly looking to formalize custody with model Kim Bordenave, James ‘ mother. They broke up in 2003, shortly after the birth of their son, but despite the completed relationship, Colin was not going to give up on his son and said that he would provide for him for life. Later, Farrell repeatedly admitted that James is a real gift that changed his whole life.
According to the custody documents, Farrell and Bordenave will be responsible for James ‘ residence, medical treatment, and financial expenses. In addition, the parents will control the social and sexual contact of the son: for example, James will not be able to marry without the consent of the guardians. The documents also say that James has serious problems with speech and fine motor skills, because of which he can not prepare his own food, wash, or dress.
It should be noted that Farrell never hid that James has Angelman syndrome. The actor publicly revealed this in 2007, when the boy was four years old. “The daily struggle of a child with special needs can be cruel and break your heart. But love, strength, and heroism dry up tears, ” Farrell said in an interview. — To the parents of a child who has been diagnosed with any disorder, I would say the following. Although your dream of having a healthy baby has not come true, there are thousands of other dreams that can be realized.”
Farrell also has a younger son, 11-year-old Henry, with Polish actress Alicia Bachleda. A year after the birth of their son, Colin and Alicia separated.