The Happiest Spring Break Ever! Christine Ricci brought her eldest son, son Freddie, on a special mother-son getaway to Disneyland.
“Spring Break ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🥳🥳🥳,” THE yellow jackets star, 43, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, March 30, sharing rare photos with Freddie, 8, inside the theme park in Anaheim, California.
Ricci, who shares her son with her ex-husband James Heerdegenposed for a selfie with Freddie while wearing matching Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse ears in front of the star wars: The Galaxy’s Edge attraction. Freddie also got to bring a friend, smiling as the pals got Captain Hook’s autograph and met R2D2.
THE Addams Family The star first became a mother in 2014 when she welcomed Freddie with then-husband Heerdegen, now 42. After six years of marriage, Ricci filed for an emergency protective order amid domestic violence allegations. We Weekly exclusively confirmed in July 2020 that the request had been granted and the duo were unable to have any contact. Heerdegen was not arrested or responded to the allegations at the time. Ricci filed for divorce later in July, which was finally finalized in December 2022.
“There are certain things that I have collected, certain bags. I had a whole collection of Chanel handbags for a while, but I sold a lot of things, ”said the caspar the actress confessed during an interview with Sunday Style in November 2022 of their messy legal battle. “Well, some of the trauma in life comes with financial trauma, protracted court situations, custody situations. [and] fight against restraining orders.
She added at the time: “Having said that, I’m doing great, there’s no problem. But I’ve learned to use these bullion coins in different ways. … I think with these things – Well, I can’t speak for everyone, but it took me a long time to admit what was going on, what it should be called. Denial is very strong. Of course, you don’t want to accepting that the worst possible thing will happen and you put yourself in that situation, so it took me a long time to realize that.
In the midst of their divorce proceedings, the Wednesday alum also petitioned the court for full custody of Freddie. We confirmed in April 2021 that Ricci had been granted sole legal custody of the couple’s son, with Heerdegen having visitation rights. The Emmy nominee also agreed to pay her ex-husband’s travel and accommodation costs to visit Freddie in Vancouver, where she lived.
Ricci then found love with Marc Hampton, whom she married in October 2021, midway through her pregnancy with their first child together. Her daughter Cleopatra “Cleo” arrived two months later.
“We were going to name her Cleo and right before they got me ready for the caesarean, they started talking about how we had to fill out some birth certificate stuff, [and] my husband said to me, ‘We have to give him a full name, don’t we? And then the nickname is Cleo,” the former child star joked during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2022. “I was kind of like, ‘Whatever, we can talk about it later.’ Then he got so excited he put it on Instagram. … Well, I guess her name is Cleopatra. I just thought it would be Cleo, but he figured it out while I was in recovery. Cleopatra is good. I mean, that’s the name of a queen.