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Marlon Brando’s private life was speculation and interest, even before he died in 2004. He was one of the first stars whose offstage chases became almost as interesting to fans as what he put on screen with gossip columnists of the era enchanted by his lifestyle. One point of gossip was his bad boy image, which may make it hard to believe he was a father and husband.
Did Marlon Brando have children?
Marlon Brando had children and is believed to have fathered 11 children in his lifetime.
He had children with different women at different times while also adopting children from women and others around him.
Marlon’s first child was Christian Brando, born to him and his first wife, actress Anna Kashfi, in 1958.
Marlon and Anna married in 1957 after meeting the year before but divorced the year after their son was born.
In 1960 Marlon married his second wife, actress Movita Castaneda, with whom he had two children: Miko in 1961 and Rebecca in 1966.
Their marriage was annulled in 1968 because Movita’s previous marriage had not been properly dissolved. At this point, however, Marlon had already gone further.
He married his co-star Mutiny in the Bounty, Tarita Teri’ipaia, in 1962. They had two children together: Simon in 1963 and Cheyenne in 1970.
Marlon also adopted Tarita’s daughter, Maimiti, born in 1977, and niece, Raiatua, born in 1982.
He and Tarita divorced in 1972, and he did not remarry. But in the same year, his soon-to-be adopted daughter Petra was born.
Petra was the child of his assistant Caroline Fischer, and Marlon adopted him when she was 14 years old.
After this point, he had even more children with long-term partners, including his housekeeper, Maria Christina Ruiz.
Maria and Marlon had three children together: Ninna, born in 1989; Myles, born in 1992; and Timothy, born in 1994.
Two of Marlon’s children have died, including Cheyenne, who took her own life in 1995.
Christian died of pneumonia in 2008, four years after his father’s death.
Although Marlon no longer had children, he had high-profile relationships before and after marriage.
He dated actress Rita Moreno in 1954 and claimed to have had a long affair with Marilyn Monroe.
Who Were Marlon Brando’s Three Wives?
Anna Kashfi was Brando’s first wife. He married her in 1957. A year after that, their son Christian was born. After a short time together, they got a divorce. In 1960, Brando gave the Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda the word of consent quietly and secretly. After seven years, they were finally divorced.
With dancer Tarita Teriipaia, the actor seemed to have finally found happiness. Before he died, they had been together for 43 years. Teihotu and Cheyenne were their two children. With his housekeeper, Christina Ruiz, he had three other children. But, sadly, his daughter Cheyenne died.
Marlon was also in a relationship with Japanese actress Reiko Sato and Mexican actress Katy Jurado.
Rita spoke at length about the affair in her autobiography, revealing that she had had a botched abortion that led to her attempting to take her own life.
She wrote, “I remember how he spoke to me, how he played the drums, how he made love… and how I almost died loving him…”
“We were trapped in the ultimate foil à deux, a crazy love that lasted for years, until one day I was forced out of a coma and had to choose life over him.”
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