Diego Luna Left Hollywood to Raise His Kids in His Home Country of Mexico

Diego Luna, best known for his roles in "Narcos: Mexico" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," may have made a big name for himself in Hollywood, but he still considers Mexico home. Born and raised there, Luna married Camila Sodi in Mexico City in 2008 before they moved to the United States. They share two children together, Fiona and Jerónimo Luna, but divorced in 2013. After the split, Luna decided to relocate back to Mexico and raise his kids there so he could focus on his activism and help solve the issues facing his home country.

"I want my kids seeing [their] dad getting involved with the place he lives in."

In 2018, he told NPR that there's a "richness" about Mexico that he wanted his kids to experience. "I have to say there's something quite interesting in living this time of their lives in Mexico versus the States," he said, adding, "Right now, I feel that I'm useful here and that I want my kids seeing [their] dad getting involved with the place he lives in."

Luna has been candid about how his Hollywood prospects have given him a special way to connect with his children. In July 2019, he told "Entertainment Tonight" that starring in director Guillermo del Toro's animated series "3Below: Tales of Arcadia" — a show that he said comments on "love," "family," and "belonging" — allowed him to communicate with his kids better. "I have to thank him because he showed me a way to talk to my kids in a very respectful, very intelligent, very horizontal way," Luna said.

The actor keeps his personal life pretty private these days, letting his two kids flourish as normally as they can. They have, however, joined him on red carpets, along with Sodi, whom Luna is still close with as they coparent. Keep reading to learn a few more fun things about Luna's kids!

Jerónimo Luna

Jerónimo Luna was born Aug. 12, 2008, in Los Angeles. He is Luna's oldest child.

Soon after Jerónimo was born, Luna did an interview with DIY to discuss his work directing "Abel," a film about a 9-year-old who struggles when his father abandons the family. "I did a film about who I was as a kid, and who I don't want to be as a father," he said. "In my case it was very different, as my mother died and my father had to play both roles. But I lived in a house where there was an absence of a parent, and in my case, there was no one to blame, but in many cases there is. . . . Like I said, I had a baby, and there's no way, no reason for me to lose the chance to be part of every decision that has to do with my kids."

Fiona Luna

Fiona Luna was born July 1, 2010. She is Luna's youngest child and was named after his mother. Fiona is apparently into music, as her devoted dad told magazine C in 2019 that he was on the hunt for a pink violin for her. "There must be somewhere on Sunset Boulevard that sells pink violins," he joked.

In early 2020, both Fiona and Jerónimo contracted COVID-19 and had to stay separated from their dad, Luna told IndieWire in April of that year. In the same interview, Luna said that both had since recovered, adding that they were finally back home with him and "in the next stage."