Barry Keoghan's Son, Brando, Is a Dream Come True
Barry Keoghan has long been sharing his life on social media. For years, the "The Banshees of Inisherin" actor shared the sweetest photos of himself as an uncle and a dog dad, so fans were thrilled when he announced he and girlfriend Alyson Sandro were expecting their first child together. The exciting news came in June 2022 in the form of an Instagram Story in honor of Father's Day.
"Honestly feel like crying," Keoghan captioned a photo that showed a card from Sandro for the occasion, which included a sonogram picture. Weeks later, their baby boy arrived. "Welcome to the pack my boy," Keoghan wrote alongside an Instagram photo of him and Sandro doting on their newborn. "B R A N D O."
Since Brando's birth, Keoghan hasn't shied away from sharing what a blessing his son is and giving small glimpses of his life as a father on social media. Keep reading to learn more about Brando and how Keoghan is embracing his role as a dad.
Brando — who was named after the legendary actor Marlon Brando — was born in August 2022. Keoghan couldn't contain his excitement after Brando made his debut, even texting Douglas Greenwood, the GQ reporter whom he had been interviewed by two weeks prior. "It's indescribable," he said of becoming a dad. "It's a love I've not felt before." The month after his arrival, Keoghan captured a perfect father-and-son moment with him on Instagram. "B R A N D O ya'Charmer," he wrote alongside the pic.
In October 2022, Keoghan also spoke to POPSUGAR about being a dad. "I just want to go upstairs and hug him now," he said before discussing his thoughts on Brando pursuing an acting career in the future. "If he did want to become an actor, you know, I'm there for it," he shared, adding, "You don't want to brainwash them into doing something that they don't want to do. I think it's exciting to see where he ventures."
Keoghan — who was born in Dublin, Ireland — later told Flaunt magazine that he and Sandro opted to move out of London to raise Brando. "We've literally just moved to Scotland with the wee one this week," he said. "I'm just in the car outside the house now — we're pretty much still unloading."
"It's nice, man," Keoghan added of their new home. "There are a lot of similarities with Ireland here, actually, and a lot of the people have an Irish background — we were living in London, but it's really great to be out of London with the kid, not to say London is bad for a kid, but it's too fast for me at the minute."