Jeremy Allen White and Ex Addison Timlin Share 2 Daughters
While Jeremy Allen White's character Carmy in FX's hit drama "The Bear" is somewhat of a loner, off screen, the actor is a devoted dad. White has two adorable daughters — Ezer Billie White, who was born in 2018, and Dolores Wild White, who was born in 2020 — with Addison Timlin, also an actor. The parents married in October 2019, and Timlin filed for divorce in May 2023.
White and Timlin rarely make public appearances with their girls, but they do share photos with them on their social media, and White has opened up about being a dad in interviews. He told In Style in 2022 that they're his "best friends" and shared that he actually has a tattoo to honor Ezer's birth.
"When I found out that my wife and I were pregnant . . . she called me because she wanted to just tell me right away. We had just moved into our house in Los Angeles, and I was sitting in the backyard to have a little rest," he explained. "And there was this really old tree sitting in the corner, with a hummingbird nest in it. The tree was dead, but the nest looked like it had been there for a long time. As my wife was telling me we were pregnant, my eyes were just on this hummingbird darting around the whole time. So, I got a little hummingbird for Ezer, our oldest daughter." And when White won a Golden Globe this January for his role in "The Bear," he shouted out his daughters, saying, "Louis, Ezer, I love you so, so, so, so much. I love you deep in my bones. Thank you for all you do. Thank you for everything that you've done."
In a 2019 interview with US Weekly, the "Shameless" star opened up about how being a father has a learning curve while he praised Timlin's guidance and seamless transition into motherhood. "I'm learning from Addison because I think for moms, for women, who have children, they click into it a lot faster than we do," he said. "So while I think I'm doing a really good job, I still look to her, because she, as soon as we started this thing, she's been incredible."
In May 2023, Timlin reflected on how hard parenting has been amid the couple's split. Writing on Instagram, she shared in part, "Co-parent is not how I pictured it. It is so f*cking hard." She explained, "It can be exhausting but more than anything it can just be so lonely. when something magical happens and you have to tell yourself 'don't forget this' because theres no witness by your side. It's so painful." But, she added, "just like everything with motherhood the lows are demolished by the staggering heights."
Despite the hardships of co-parenting, the couple appear to be trying their best for the sake of their kids. The pair were spotted out on a play date with the kids in early October and looked friendly sitting beside one another on a picnic blanket in photos and video of the outing obtained by the Daily Mail.
Read on to learn more about White and Timlin's mini-mes, Ezer and Dolores.
Ezer Billie White
White and Timlin's first child, Ezer Billie White, was born on Oct. 20, 201. The "Fallen" actor announced her pregnancy via an Instagram post in June 2018. "We made a baby and my heart is bursting at the seams. Today is my birthday but my wish already came true. This is 27 and the best is yet to come ❤️," she captioned the image of White cradling her baby bump.
On their baby's first birthday, White shared an adorable snap of Ezer, with the caption: "My heart turned 1." And for her second birthday, Timlin revealed Ezer's unique perspective on life, which she believes to be a sign of an old soul. "To my 1000 year old girl, today you turn 2," Timlin wrote in her Instagram post, adding, "It's clear to me that you have lived many lives, the fact that you spend most of your days pretending to be a cat despite having never met one- just confirms it. Thanks for spending this life with us. I love you the whole world."
A year later, on Ezer's third birthday, Timlin marveled at her wise-beyond-her-years persona. "Ezer Billie, my baby!! Today you turn 3 but when you hold my face in your hands and ask me about my dreams, I know you are at least 100," she wrote on Instagram, alongside a cute picture of Ezer grinning. "I love hearing about your plans, watching 'netfreaks' with you, hearing you say stuff like 'wow thats so amazing' and heavy sighs into 'it's so nice to be all together.' My little one who really appreciates the little things, you are my dream come true. I love you the most."
According to Timlin, Ezer is an incredible big sister, as she noted in her Instagram post for her second child's birth announcement: "Thank you Ezer for your patience and wisdom- you're the best big sister ever."
On Oct. 20, Timlin commemorated Ezer's fifth birthday with an emotional Instagram post, captioning a photo of her eldest, in part, "You tell me stories that are so long and nuanced now, you say things like 'I can't remember his name, so let's call him John.' You have the best sense of humor and the best laugh. You know when someone needs a friend and when something feels wrong. When you have a big feeling- it is gigantic. My jaw is on the floor at just how you-you have become, I didn't do anything at all. You become, you become, you become- I make space, I make space, I make space. You keep growing and I do too. I look at your face and see my life flash before my eyes." White commented on the post, writing, "Sweetest girl in the world."
Dolores Wild White
White and Timlin welcomed their second child, a daughter named Dolores Wild White, on Dec. 12, 2020. "Dolores Wild White- born 12/12/2020, just in time to save the year. She is the answer to 1000 prayers and we are in love with her," Timlin shared on her Instagram.
On Dolores's first birthday, the actor expressed gratitude as she looked back on the trying times of COVID-19 that surrounded her birth. "Dolores Wild, There was a you sized hole in my heart until you came around, I can't believe I lived with it for 29 and half years," she penned. "I look back at the sort of tricky and unrelenting time it was getting you here and how the one thing that remained clear and true in that hospital room was the sound of your heart. Illuminating all the dark shadows of my own brain, tick tick, baboom baboom. Tracing as fast and wild out here earthside as it was getting me through each day."
She continued: "You are wary and woeful as you are sweet and soulful. You sleep with one sucker in your mouth and one in each hand which makes me think you'll be prepared for anything life brings. You love to sit and watch, you are really only motivated to move by sharp objects and glasses of wine. My favorite thing about you is that you're a natural born flirt, that and you give real actual hugs. I've never known such a little baby to hug like you. You have really humbled me and changed my life. Every single moment with you I think to myself- what a blessing it is to really know your children, to really see them for who they are. Happy birthday my little one- thanks for picking me, I pick you too. I love you until the end of time."
Timlin and White's close friend Dakota Johnson is the godmother to both Ezer and Dolores.