Between his roles in Peyton Reed's film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Michael B. Jordan's Creed III, Jonathan Majors is having a fruitful 2023. And with all that exposure, of course, comes interest in the 33-year-old actor. The thing is, the Texas native tends to keep mum about his personal life.
Jonathan Majors has a 9-year-old daughter, but is he married? From the sound of it, the Lovecraft Country star is every bit a doting dad. Keep reading for everything we found out about his personal life.
Does Jonathan Majors have a wife?
No, Jonathan doesn't seem to currently have a wife. However, a New York Times interview published in August 2020 reveals that Jonathan studied at the University of North Carolina School of Arts and that he welcomed a daughter before he enrolled at the Yale School of Drama.
“When my daughter was coming... I’m thinking, ‘OK, I’m getting ready to become a dad,’” he recalled to Nylon. “But then you become a dad and it’s like, ‘There’s no game-plan for this.’”
Jonathan Major has a daughter who lives in Atlanta.
Jonathan told the Times he traveled from New Mexico to Atlanta, Ga., to visit his daughter during the shutdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I took a 10-day break and flew to Atlanta, where my daughter is. Which was good,” he said. “It has just been me and my dogs. Lots of exercise, lots of reading. I’ve always really valued isolation. But that rubs up against my deep need for intimacy. I’ve found myself talking to people on the phone longer. But also I’ve found myself just kind of sitting and really listening to the universe, to what this moment is.”
Jonathan Majors told his daughter about her "crown."
In a W Magazine profile from June 2020, Jonathan explained getting a call from his daughter’s mother, who said, “Look, I need you to talk to your daughter. She’s frustrated and she’s angry because her hair won’t fall down — her hair goes up.”
So Jonathan dispensed fatherly advice over FaceTime. “You have a crown,” he told his biracial daughter. “That’s why your hair goes up. Your hair, your crown, came from daddy, came from his mama, came from his father, came from his sister. Sometimes that crown can get you in trouble in this world, and it’s not right. And some people want to take that crown from you.”
Jonathan wants his daughter to understand history properly.
A few years ago, Jonathan discussed his daughter's mixed race. “I have a 7-year-old who’s mixed race,” Jonathan told People. “She has to understand that it’s actually not ‘Black history’ — it’s American history. The way it’s taught now, it’s honestly the Jim Crow system of separate but equal. We’ll give it one month, 12 pages in the history book… We’ll talk about Harriet Tubman, Rosa Park, MLK, then we’ll give you a little quiz about it. And that’s it.”
Hilariously, Jonathan's daughter has no idea her dad is famous.
It's difficult to grasp the grand concept of celebrity at just 9 years old. To us adults, fawning over other (sometimes more powerful) adults is normal, expected even. So it's especially funny that Jonathan's daughter just sees Paul Rudd — aka Ant-Man — as some dude.
"All she understands is that I'm in a movie with Paul Rudd, with Ant-Man," the actor said in a February 2023 interview with Today.
"I've never seen my daughter starstruck," he continued. "She's like, 'Nice to see you, too' to Paul Rudd and I lost my mind. I was like 'What did you say?' Oh my god."
Regardless of what Jonathan's daughter may think (or not think) of his spot in the limelight, she's always learning from her dad. The Devotion star is currently working on teaching her about the difference between needs and wants.
"You look at something and you go, 'Do I need that? Do I want it?'" he explained to Today. "And the need is going to help you move forward and the want is going to make you think about it, make you feel something."
We certainly need to take a page from Jonathan's parenting book, as he seemingly approaches fatherhood with delicate empathy and education. We love to see it.