Keira Knightley, the well-known actress, is a mother of two daughters, Edie and Delilah, with her husband, James Righton. The couple welcomed their first child, Edie, in 2015 and their second, Delilah, in 2019.
Although Knightley tries to keep her children out of the public eye, she has talked about her experiences as a mother in various interviews.
In an interview with Elle, Knightley discussed the incredible love and emotional connection she has with her daughters, describing it as a primal love that is truly extraordinary.
However, she has also spoken candidly about the difficulties she faced as a mother, despite having privileges such as an excellent support system, good childcare, and a successful career.
Knightley emphasized motherhood’s physical and emotional strain and revealed that she struggled with sleep deprivation, hormonal changes, and a shift in her relationship with her partner.
She admitted that it made her feel like she was failing daily, but that did not mean she didn’t love her kids.
Looking to the future, Knightley has already planned to hand down her favorite outfits from her career to her daughters.
As an ambassador for Chanel, she has collected some amazing designer pieces that she hopes her daughters will appreciate.
However, she also hopes that her daughters will find their style and self-expression, even if it means doing extraordinary things during their teenage years.
While Knightley cherishes her role as a mother, she recognizes the challenges that come with it and hopes to support her daughters in their unique paths.
Edie Knightley Righton, 7
Keira Knightley, the English actress, welcomed her first child, a daughter named Edie, on May 25, 2015. In an interview, Knightley praised her daughter, describing her as a genius and the best child in the world.
She also shared that Edie had a distinctive personality from a young age and had a few hilarious moments.
Knightley recounted two instances when Edie said her first curse words. The first was on the night Donald Trump won the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and the second occurred when Edie’s dad almost crashed the car, and the brakes were put on suddenly.
In both cases, Edie used the f-word. However, Knightley admitted that apart from these two incidents, Edie had never uttered any swear words.
According to Knightley, Edie is not interested in watching her movies and is perfectly okay with it. Knightley once brought Edie to the set of The Nutcracker, thinking that her daughter would like to watch her in action. However, Edie declined, indicating no interest in seeing her mother on television.
Knightley admitted that she was unsure if Edie would follow in her footsteps as an actress. She shared that Edie had previously expressed an interest in becoming a dentist, and after a trip to the zoo, she wanted to be a gorilla.
Knightley joked that she was hoping for a dentist and that it might be challenging if Edie wanted to be a gorilla.
Delilah Knightley Righton, 3
Keira Knightley gave birth to her second daughter, Delilah, on September 13, 2019. According to Knightley, Delilah was a very active baby, starting to walk before her first birthday.
Due to the lockdown, her older sister, who turned five during the lockdown, spent much time running around with her younger sister at home.
Knightley jokingly shared that she thought Delilah was a genius for walking so early but quickly realized she was unprepared for it. In an interview in 2022, Knightley mentioned that both of her daughters are fans of the streaming service Disney+.
She mentioned that Encanto, a Disney animated movie, was a favorite in her household. Even her two-year-old daughter could sing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” a popular song from the movie.