Kai Knapp is the daughter of renowned celebrity couple Ryan Phillippe and Alexis Knapp. Her father is an American actor who has famously appeared in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions. Her mother, meanwhile, is an American actress best known for portraying Stacie Conrad in the Pitch Perfect film series.
Alexis gave birth to Kai after her split with Phillippe in 2011. Matter of fact, Ryan dated a couple of girls and was once married to the American actress Reese Witherspoon with whom he shares two children.
12-year-old Kai has two half-siblings; Ava Phillippe and Deacon Phillippe. As her parents never got married, it raises a lot of questions about the child’s custody. Let’s find interesting facts about Kai.
Kai Knapp is the Daughter of Alexis Knapp and Ryan Phillippe
Kai Knapp was born as Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp on 1st July 2011 in the USA to her father, Ryan Phillippe and mother, Alexis Knapp. Her father is famous for his appearance as Billy Douglas on the soap opera, One Life to Live. Whereas, her mother gained wide prominence as Conrad in the Pitch Perfect film series (2012-2017).
Alexis Knapp’s daughter, Kai holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic (English, French, German, Spanish) background. While talking about her education, she could be studying at an elementary school at present.
Kai Knapp’s Father is One Life to Live Actor
Kai Knapp’s father, Ryan Phillippe rose to fame after his role as Billy Douglas in the American soap opera, One Life to Live in the early 1990s. He then left the role in order to appear in other TV series such as Matlock, Due South, and The Secrets of Lake Success. Moreover, he made his film debut as the small role of Seaman Grattam in the 1995 American action thriller, Crimson Tide.
His other film credits include Gosford Park (2001), Crash (2004), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Breach (2007), Stop-Loss (2008), MacGruber (2010), and The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). For his appearance in the film, Gosford Park, he won a lot of awards which include Satellite Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics Choice Award and many more.
Kai Knapp’s Mother is Pitch Perfect Star
Kai Knapp’s mother, Alexis Merizalde Knapp has been active in the American entertainment industry since 2009 and has played in a variety of films and TV shows. She gained wide fame after her performance as Stacie Conrad in the American musical comedy film franchise, Pitch Perfect (2012-17). She starred in the film alongside Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp and others.
Alexis also played the role of Stacie Conrad in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). Other than this, she has appeared in several films such as Project X (2012), So Undercover (2012), Urge (2016), etc. Her famous TV appearance was as Tori in the American sitcom, Ground Floor (2013-14).
Kai Knapp Age: She Was Born After Her Parents’ Break-Up
Kai Knapp is the third child of her father, Ryan Phillippe and the first child of her mother, Alexis Knapp. Before her birth, Ryan already shared two children with his ex-wife, Resse Witherspoon. After the divorce, Ryan had begun a relationship with Alexis, his then-girlfriend. The ex-couple started dating in May 2010 and had a break-up after four months in September.
After their split, Alexis was found to be pregnant with Ryan’s child. In the next year, she welcomed a daughter, Kai Knapp with her ex-partner, Phillippe. Ryan was present at the hospital during the birth of their daughter.
Why Ryan Phillippe and Alexis Knapp Split?
Ryan Phillippe and Alexis Knapp stayed in a relationship for nearly five months and then parted their ways. The actual reason for their break-up still remains unavailable. After Ryan’s split with Alexis, he dated a few more girlfriends and caught up in controversies on harassing his partners.
Ryan’s ex-fiance, Paulina Slagter and ex-girlfriend, Elsie Hewitt both filed lawsuits against him. Matter of fact, he was also told to stay away 100 yards from Hewitt due to his charges of domestic violence. Well, these facts could bring some light on the reason for Ryan’s break-up with Alexis. Apart from this, neither of them have officially disclosed the main reason for their separation.
Phillippe Wanted The Custody of His Daughter, Kai Knapp
Phillippe was present in the delivery room when Alexis Knapp gave birth to their daughter, Kai Knapp. At the time, the sources report Ryan being aware of the situation and also was prepared to take all the responsibilities of the child.
Phillippe later confirmed to have Kai’s birth certificate where her full name is mentioned as Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp. Although it is confirmed that Kai is Ryan’s third daughter, her mother seems to have custody of their daughter as sources report.
Alexis Knapp is Raising Her Daughter Kai Knapp as a Single Mother
It’s not that Phillippe never wanted to look after his daughter, but Kai Knapp’s mother never waited for the custodial report to come. At present, she is raising her daughter as a single mother and never asks Ryan for any support for her daughter.
A source told about Alexis:
She has never asked Ryan for any help, nor does she expect it. Alexis has maintained her silence and will continue to do so. Any ‘source’ claiming to have been her or her camp up to this point is false.
After Kai’s birth, her father got caught up in a lot of controversies which could be the reason Alexis never looked for any child support from Ryan. Currently, she shares beautiful photos with her daughter on social media and spends quality time together.
Father Ryan Phillippe Was Previously Married to Ex-Wife, Reese Witherspoon
Prior to dating Alexis Knapp, Ryan Phillippe was married to the famous American actress/producer, Reese Witherspoon. The couple met for the first time on the 21st birthday of the actress in 1997. Subsequently, they began dating and also starred together in a 1999 American teen drama film, Cruel Intentions.
On 5th June 1999, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon exchanged wedding vows in a small ceremony at Old Wide Awake Plantation near Charleston, South California. Matter of fact, Witherspoon was six months pregnant at the time of their marriage.
The beautiful couple welcomed two children; a daughter, Ava Phillippe in 1999 and a son, Deacon Phillippe in 2003. After spending seven years of married life, the couple mutually announced their separation on 30th October 2006. After a month, Reese filed for a divorce citing “irreconcilable differences”.
During the time, Witherspoon asked for joint legal custody and sole physical custody to the court for her two children. After the final settlement of their divorce in 2008, the former couple shared joint custody of their kids.
Phillippe Previously Dated Elsie Hewitt, Paulina Slagter and Amanda Seyfried
Phillippe was linked to several women in the past. In 2011, he was rumored to be dating Paulina Slagter, a law student. Their love rumor was confirmed in 2015 when the couple became engaged. However, their relationship didn’t last for long and ended in 2016.
The next year after their separation, Paulina filed a harassment report against Ryan with the Los Angeles Police Department. She accused Ryan of harassing her via text messages. Following that, Phillippe began dating the model, Elsie Hewitt in April 2017. Their relationship also couldn’t work out as Hewitt later filed a lawsuit against Ryan alleging physical abuse. Ryan was ordered to stay 100 yards far from Hewitt by the LAPD and the case was settled.
Moreover, Ryan was shortly linked to Amanda Seyfried between 2010 and 2011. There is no information about how they met and the reason for their separation. As of 2022, Ryan is free of rumors and controversies.
Kai Knapp Has Two Half-Siblings
Kai Knapp shares two half-siblings from her fathers’ marriage with Reese Witherspoon. Her half-sister, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe is currently 22 years old (born in 1999), whereas, her half-brother, Deacon Reese Phillippe is currently 19 years old (born in 2003).
Kai doesn’t seem to share a good relationship with her half-siblings as they haven’t posted any pictures together on social media. She seems to be busy with her school and would probably share the stage with her half-siblings in the near future.
Kai Knapp’s Net Worth
Kai Knapp is in her early teens and is not active in a profession yet. As a celebrity baby, she enjoys living with the income of her parents. Nevertheless, she is living with her single mother who is surely fulfilling her every need. Let’s take a look at her parents net worth and properties.
Father Ryan Phillippe’s Net Worth is $30 Million
The 47 years old Ryan Phillippe has been active in the entertainment industry since 1992. He has played roles in a variety of films and TV series. As of 2022, he has maintained a total net worth of $30 Million.
His film, I Know What You Did Last Summer grossed $125.2 million at the box office. Similarly, his movie, Crash was made with a total budget of $6.5 million which grossed $101.2 million at the box office.
Real Estate & Cars
Phillippe bought a 7,447 sq ft five bedroom home for $7.175 million in the Hollywood Hills. In 2010, he listed the house for $7.45 million, however, couldn’t sell and re-listed it for $6.995 million. Finally, he sold the home for $6 million in March 2013. While talking about his car collection, he has Toyota Highlander, Lexus LS, Rolls Royce. Also, he was spotted riding a Triumph motorcycle.
Mother Alexis Knapp’s Net Worth is $2 Million
Alexis Knapp is currently taking care of her daughter, Kai Knapp as a single mother. She has been working as an actress since 2009 and has made famous appearances. Through her works, she has successfully managed a net worth of $2 million (approximately). Let’s take a look at her films budget and box office collection.
|Movies||Budget||Box Office Collection|
|Pitch Perfect||$17 million||$115.4 million|
|Pitch Perfect 1||$29-31 million||$287.5 million|
|Pitch Perfect 2||$45 million||$185.4 million|
|Project X||$12 million||$102.7 million|
Alexis is still serving as an American actress and surely adds more money from her work. So far, she has not revealed information about her houses and properties.