'You did it': Helena Christensen and ex-partner Norman Reedus celebrate son Mingus Lucien's graduation as model graduates from NYU
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Helena Christensen and Norman Reedus, who were in a relationship from 1998 to 2003, came together to celebrate their son Mingus Lucien Reedus’ graduation. Helena, 54, posted a selfie with Mingus, 23, and Norman on Instagram and wrote, “You did it! 👏🏼♥️💫.” Applauding the milestone, Julianne Moore commented "congratulations" with three red hearts, while Cindy Crawford wrote, "Bravo!"
Helena also shared a video of the father and son, seen in a purple and white graduation gown, walking down the streets of New York and lifting their hands in the air to celebrate his graduation from New York University. The post comes after the Danish model reunited with her fellow '90s runway icons Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington and posed for pictures with their arms around each other.
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Who is Mingus Lucien Reedus?
Born on October 13, 1999, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mingus followed his mother’s footsteps and is a model, but also a musician. He has worked with brands like Victoria’s Secret and also did Versace’s spring/summer 2023 show, according to South China Morning Post. Mingus made his debut in the modeling world with Calvin Klein in 2017 alongside his cousin Oliver Sonne, reports Vogue France. When asked what his go-to outfit is, he told D.RT, "I never dress to meet anyone’s expectations other than my own. My usual go-to outfit that I wear when I am home alone is baggy sweatpants and a graphic T-shirt. That choice is heavily based around comfort—but I also think it has a flare to it and it always gets my attention whenever I randomly catch myself in the mirror."
Working with her son together on set, Helena said, as per Grazia, “It’s always great hanging out with my son. We have a lot of fun together sharing little jokes between us throughout the day. It’s good to have a secret language on set, that way you can really let the dark humor flow and my son is a master that.”
Helena Christensen's son was charged with misdemeanor assault
Mingus was charged with misdemeanor assault and was taken into custody in New York City on September 24, 2021, for punching a 24-year-old woman in the face, while attending Manhattan's San Gennaro street festival. In September 2021, he detailed the incident and explained, "We didn't think anything of it, but these five girls followed us for two blocks, throwing food at us and yelling. We told them to leave us alone, but they kept following, threatening to hurt my girlfriend and her friend. It was very apparent that these girls were under the influence and looking for a fight."
He said they "swarmed" him, pulled his hair, and threw water in his face. And this led to him accidentally throwing his arm out. He said, "It was instinct. I was reacting to them swarming me and was afraid for the safety of my group. Ten seconds later the police got involved. Police saw one of the girls hurt and refused to listen to the context. My intention for that day was to mind my own business and play fair games," reports Newsweek.
According to People, he pled guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct and was sentenced to a conditional discharge, and was required to attend five private counseling sessions.