Ryan Phillippe & ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp’ daughter Kai Knapp; Details here!


Kai Knapp is a star kid known as Ryan Phillippe’s daughter. Her father is an American actor known for his work in Cruel intentions, Shooter.

It only seems like yesterday then Ryan Philippe and Alexis Knappdaughter of Kai Knapp came into this world and their little bundle of joy is growing up pretty fast.

Since then, however, Ryan has been absent from his daughter’s life. Let’s find out more about her life with mom Alexis and see how the mother-daughter duo live their lives.

Meet Kai Knapp, daughter of Ryan Phillippe with his ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp

After a brief fling with the model and actress, Alexis Knapp, the Shooter star became a father for the third time. The former couple welcomed their first and only child On July 1, 2011.

Both her parents were present at her birth. Kai belongs to English, French, German and Spanish descent.

Alexis poses with daughter Kai on the right.
Ryan Phillippe Daughter Kai Knapp with mother, Alexis. Source: Alexis Knapp Instagram

In fact, Alexis and Ryan never planned a baby. After their breakup, they both thought it was all over, but fate had other ideas.

In November 2010, just months after their divorce, Alexis found out she was pregnant. When she first realized she was with a child she was filming for the movie, So under cover.

At the time, Ryan said he would take responsibility for daughter Kai

Wait, it’s not as easy as it sounds! When Alexis revealed she was pregnant, a source close to the actor said he was ready to take full responsibility. But there’s a catch!

The source told PEOPLEat the time, “Ryan is aware of the situation [and] fully prepared to take responsibility if the child were his.”

The birth certificate proved once and for all that Kai is Ryan’s third child. Then, the birth certificate more or less confirmed that Kai is indeed Ryan’s third child. In the certificate, Kai’s full name was written as Kailani Merizalde Philippe Knapp.

Alexis Knapp never asked her partner Ryan to help with her daughter

Although Ryan waited for the paternity results to come out, Alexis cared less about that and focused more on her child.

Unlike anyone who would jump at the chance to ask for child support, Alexis never asked for anything.

Alexis cuddles with Kai in a photo.
Alexis never asked Ryan for help raising her daughter. Source: Instagram

A representative for Alexis mentioned,

“She has never asked Ryan for help and does not expect it. Alexis has maintained her silence and will continue to do so. Any ‘source’ claiming to have been her or her camp so far is false.’

And like a loving mother, the actress takes good care of her daughter. Besides, Ryan has been absent from their lives, and Kai grew up without a father figure. Sad to hear, isn’t it!

However, the mother-daughter duo are happy with their lives and don’t care about anything. The cute mommy daughter duo spend their time together playing and spending time outdoors.

Kai’s parents never married

Well, her father Ryan and mother Alexis started dating in the middle of 2010, but unfortunately their relationship never got very serious. Just a few months into their relationship, the breakup took place in September 2010.

It was only after her split that Alexis realized she was pregnant with a child and made the decision to keep it. The former duo never married and never actually intended to tie the knot.

After the birth of the child, she named her Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp, giving both of her surnames.

Kai Knapp’s relationship with her two half-siblings

In addition to Kai, Ryan shares two children with his ex-wife, Reese Witherspoon. A daughter, Ava Elizabeth Philippe24, and a son, Deacon Reese Philippe20.

Kai Knapp siblings Deacon and Ava Phillippe
Kai has two half-siblings, Deacon (left) and Ava (right). Source: Pop Sugar

Both Ava and Deacon are sure to follow in the footsteps of their star parents, as their current social media activity indicates.

But many of you may have noticed that Ava and Deacon have yet to share photos with their half-sister, Kai. It seems that Ava and Deacon are not really close with Kai.

Kai Knapp’s dad has been in some high-profile relationships

Kai’s father, Ryan Phillippe, was briefly linked to her mother, Alexis Knapp. However, apart from Alexis, Ryan has had a number of high-profile relationships, including a five-year marriage to actress Reese Witherspoon.

Philippe recently had a relationship with a model Elsie Hewitt from April 2017 to July of that year. However, their brief romance did not end smoothly when Hewitt later filed a lawsuit against Phillippe for physical abuse.

Philippe went out for Elsie Paulina Butcher for about five years. The ex-couple started dating in 2011 and they even got engaged, but they finally called it quits in 2016.

Kai Knapp's father, Ryan Phillippe and his ex-girlfriend Paulina
Kai Knapp’s father, Ryan Phillippe and his ex-girlfriend Paulina Slagter

Shortly before Ryan started dating Slagter, he was briefly associated with him Amanda Seyfried. Ryan and Amanda stayed together from 2010 to 2011 when Ryan’s ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp was pregnant with their daughter.

Net worth of Kai Knapp’s parents, Alexis and Ryan

Both her parents are great actors, especially her father who has received several awards. Ryan is known for his work in Cruel intentions, Shooter, The Lincoln Attorney, among other things. His ability is $30 million.

A photo of Ryan and Alexis side by side.
Ryan had once claimed that he would take full responsibility if Kai is his daughter. Source: NY Daily News

Meanwhile, her mother is also an accomplished actress and model. Famous for her work in the Pitch perfectly trilogy, Project Xand The anomaly Alexis net worth is $2 million. Her most recent project includes Phobias (2020).

Judging by how Alexis takes care of her daughter, it is clear that the mother-daughter is living a healthy life without any financial problems.

Alexis Knapp’s daughter, Kai Knapp, is not on any social media platform

Thins may sound unusual for a Generation Z kid like Kai Knapp, but she’s not on social media platforms. She doesn’t even seem interested in getting on public platforms. In addition, she rarely performs with her parents, which makes it appear that she is introverted.

Likewise, Kai’s mother Alexis has kept her Instagram private, making it even more difficult to establish her social media presence. Hopefully we will see her on social media soon in the future.

Summary About Kai Knapp

First and last nameKailani Merizalde Philippe Knapp
Date of birthJuly 1, 2011
Father NameRyan Philippe
mother nameAlexis Knapp
Brothers and sistersDeacon Reese Phillippe and Ava Elizabeth Phillippe


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