Why Malin Akerman's Son, 5, Is So Happy She Found LoveNovember 3, 2018
Malin Akerman’s 5-year-old son approves of her fiancé Jack Donnelly. “They’re inseparable,” the Billions actress told Us Weekly at the Baby Ball in Los Angeles. “It makes my heart warm. I’m very glad to be bringing Jack into our lives for good.”
The Sweden native, 40, and Sebastian’s father, Roberto Zincone, split in 2013 after six years of marriage. When Zincone filed for divorce, Sebastian was just seven months old.
“It’s nice for my son to have a boy in the house constantly after being raised by a woman,” Akerman told Us at the fundraiser. “I’m not the best at play fighting. Jack’s a better person to play fight with!”
Akerman and the British actor, 32, who announced their engagement in October 2017, are looking forward to their future, which just might include a baby. “We’ll see,” she told Us. “There’s always conversations. Maybe we’ll adopt.” But first they want to tie the knot. (The former model teased they have a date and venue booked!)
Though Billions season 4 began filming in September, Akerman still has plenty of time for her two special guys. “Scheduling is pretty light because it’s such a big ensemble cast,” she explained. “My son has come to set a few times with me. He sees the craft service table full of candies and treats and he’s like, ‘This is your work? I don’t get to do this at school!’”
Akerman attended AdoptTogether’s event with celebrities including Rebecca Gayheart and Tiffani Thiessen. The nonprofit helps families fund adoption, and the 27 Dresses actress believes the mission is an important one.
“A lot of kids who come out of foster care unfortunately end up in our jailing systems or on the streets,” she told Us. “So to be be adopted — it just shifts their whole world.”
With reporting by Kayley Stumpe