If you’re an avid fan of Pitch Perfect, you might already know who Kai Knapp is, but for those of you who don’t know…
Kai Knapp, born Kailani Merizalde Knapp, is the daughter of Pitch Perfect actress Alexis Knapp and The Bang-Bang Club actor Ryan Phillippe. She was born as a result of a short-lived love affair between her mother and father who dated for a short while back in 2010, before her birth.
Read more below about Kai and how a fling resulted in her becoming the life and soul of her mother’s world.
An Unplanned Pregnancy
Kai’s parents Alexis and Ryan met each other in 2010 and dated each other for a short while before a tumultuous split arrived upon the horizon. It wasn’t until the pair had split that Alexis realized she was with child.
It’s thought that Alexis wanted to be married before conceiving a child; this is an example of how life never goes to plan, it takes a U-turn, and then you’ve got to reevaluate your life. Instead of aborting her child or giving her up for adoption, Alexis chose to keep Kai and raise her as a single mom.
Throughout the pregnancy, it’s thought that Ryan didn’t have a lot of involvement after they were seen together for the first time after she got pregnant, with Alexis’ bump looking relatively well developed by that time.
Alexis: A Self-Sufficient Single Mom
Just four months before Kai’s birth, a rep for Alexis said, “She has never asked Ryan for any help, nor does she expect it. She continues to appreciate the love and support of her family and friends.”
On July 1, 2011, along came our little Kai. Her father Ryan was present at the time of her birth, and it’s thought that Kai has adopted her mother’s and father’s surnames, so it might be double-barrel like Knapp-Phillippe.
Despite being present at Kai’s birth, Ryan didn’t choose to give Alexis any child support.
Kai’s Half Siblings
Kai has two half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage to Reese Witherspoon, who he wed in 1999, shortly followed by the birth of Kai’s half-sister Ava Philippe in 1999, and Kai’s half brother Deacon Reese Phillippe in 2003.
Kai is the first and only child of single mom Alexis.
How Rich Are Kai’s Parents?
It’s safe to make the assumption that Kai was born into an affluent family and that she’ll probably have a euphoric childhood with her mom’s net worth standing at $5 million, which is a fraction of her father’s net worth which stands at $32 million.
Although Knapp’s net worth doesn’t top Phillippe’s net worth, it’s not to say that this matters very much when Kai is literally light of her mom’s world; so you can be sure Kai’s receiving a lot of love.
Knapp is always sure to shower her social media with endearing posts about her daughter, so it’s extremely clear Kai is loved very much.
How Is Kai Famous?
Kai is famous solely because of her mother, who turned her into an Instagram sensation when she started posting videos of her daughter on her Instagram.
Many of Kai’s fans agree that she’s the spitting image of her mom, I can sure see the resemblance between the two. Either way, she’s a beauty.
I think it’s safe to say that this youngster is pretty fortunate to have a mom who loves her as much as she does, and who knows, maybe Kai might follow in her mother’s footsteps and be on our screens before we know it.