Who is Owen Wilson's ex? Varunie Vongsvirates shares rare pic of actor's 2-year-old love child
Owen Wilson's ex-girlfriend Varunie Vongsvirates shared a rare photo of the Hollywood star's lookalike love child Lyla, 2, whom he has apparently "never met."
The blonde little girl bore a stark resemblance to her famous actor dad in the snap shared on Instagram. Vongsvirates posted the shot of herself and the child at the baby shower of her friend Ashlee. "My only outings are for Ashlee, I can’t wait for this new chapter of your life! It’s the best," she wrote in the caption.
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Vongsvirates looked breathtaking in a white summer dress as she carried Lyla in her arms. The tot was dressed in a sweet pink and white outfit.
Who is Varunie Vongsvirates?
Vongsvirates has served as a business development rep for American Addiction Centers. She worked out of Los Angeles and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego, according to her LinkedIn Page.
Vongsvirates and Wilson dated for five years before Lyla was born in October 2018. Despite their relationship, the actor refused to see his daughter altogether. At the time, Us Weekly quoted a source saying then that Wilson “refuses to meet his daughter… He even checked the no visitation box in court in June... He does not want to visit [and does not] want any custody of her.”
In fact, in June 2018, Wilson voluntarily took a paternity test after Vongsvirates claimed she was pregnant with his child. The test revealed that “the alleged father is not excluded as the biological father of the fetus," confirming Wilson's fatherhood status.
In January 2020, reports surfaced that claimed Wilson pays around $25,000 a month as child support for his daughter. According to court documents, he had made a one-off payment of $70,000 to the mother in order to cover a night nurse, labor coach, and Vongsvirates' legal fees. On the documents, he had reportedly ticked the 'none' box under visitation rights but agreed to add his daughter to his Screen Actors Guild medical insurance.
Vongsvirates has sole custody of the child and can legally make decisions about Lyla's health, education, and welfare. The 35-year-old previously told Daily Mail that the 52-year-old star had never met their little girl even though she had begged him to become involved in her life.
"Owen has never met Lyla. Never," Varunie told the newspaper during a rare night out in Los Angeles. "He helps financially but it’s never been about that," she explained. "She's incredible, you're really missing out. She looks just like you. Lyla needs a father. It's ironic how [Owen] keeps getting these father roles, he's playing a father in his new movie, and he's never met his own daughter," Varunie added.
Having said that, Wilson is also father to two sons Robert, 10, and Finn, 6. The 'Wedding Crashers' actor welcomed Robert with his Sky Marshal ex Jade Duell, before the pair split up in 2011. Meanwhile, Finn is his son with ballerina and fitness trainer ex Caroline Lindqvist.