William Wolf Howey is the firstborn of Shameless actor Steve Howey and The L World actress Sarah Shahi. The 13 years old Wolf was born five months after his parents tied the knot in 2009.
Needless to mention, being born to a family of actors, William has been in the spotlight even before his birth. The young teen often appears alongside his parents in movie premiers and other big events.
Besides, William also has twin siblings Violet Moon and Knox Blue from his parents’ relationship. Well, here is everything you need to know about William. Let’s take a closer look!
How Old Is William Wolf Howey? He Is The First Born Child Of Sarah & Steve
The oldest, William Wolf Howey was born on 8th July 2009 weighing 8lb and 6oz to his actor parents Sarah Shahi and Steve Howey. Sarah birthed her baby boy at home. He is 13 years in 2022.
Talking about her ethnic background, the star kid has Persian ancestry from his mother’s side and has Scottish ethnic roots from his father’s side. William’s paternal grandfather Bill Howey was the longtime acting coach and director.
Has Twin Siblings
Wolf grew up alongside his twin siblings Violet Moon Howey and Knox Blue Howey born on 1st March 2015. The twins were also delivered at home. Sarah was 29 when the actress welcomed her first child William and 35 when gave birth to the twins.
Although Shahi has three children of her own now, the actress was once against the idea of having a baby. During an interview, Sarah said,
“I came from a single parent household. And I had a bad example of what a husband and father could be and how irresponsible a father could be. So because of that I didn’t want to get married or have kids.”
Both Of William’s Parent Are Actors
As mentioned above, Wolf’s parents are successful actors. Talking about his father Steve Howey, the actor made his breakthrough as Van Montgomery in the WB sitcom Reba.
He then starred in the action film Supercross alongside Mike Vogel, Sophia Bush, and Channing Tatum. He later appeared in Still Waiting… Stan Helsing, Conception, Wrong Cops, Unleashed, Making Babies, and several others.
Moving on to his mother’s career achievement, Shahi began her professional acting career in the early 2000s. She later featured in TV shows and films like Old School, City Guys, Spin City, and Boston Public with minor roles.
Sarah landed her first lead role as homicide detective Dani Reese in the NBC series Life. She then appeared in Facing Kate (now known as Fairly Legal), Chicago Fire, and more.
Wolf’s Parents Steve & Sarah Were Married For 11 Years
Steve and Sarah first met on the set of The CW series Reba in which Howey was playing one of the leads, Van Montgomery. The chemistry between the two soon emerged. And five years after their relationship, they also engaged in June 2007. At the time of their engagement, they were on vacation in Hawaii.
As for their wedding, the former husband-wife exchanged their vows on 7th February 2009 in a private wedding ceremony.
Why Did The Couple File For Divorce?
While all was going well, Shahi filed for the divorce in May 2020 citing irreconcilable differences. As many guessed, one of the main reasons for their divorce is their busy schedules.
During an interview with Talk Nerdy To Us, Steve mentioned:
“My wife and I were like any other couple. All of our time was for each other. We would go on vacation, we’d have ice cream, we’d go to a movie, we’d do whatever we wanted to do. And then when we had the kids, it was really tough, all of that went away.”
He also added,
“And also we’re both working actors, so we were very tired, and when we’d come back, if there was any energy left it was for the kids, and not for each other. So we experienced that, I mean it almost broke us up. We realized that things weren’t the same and it was really messed up. Because it was hard and we weren’t used to it.”
On top of that, Howey even compared his real-life marriage to his reel-life-marriage which was having quite similar marital problems.
As per reports, their divorce was finalized on 29th January 2021. The former couple shares the joint custody of their three children.
Who Is William Wolf’s Mother Shahi Dating?
Following her divorce, his mom Shahi has already found her new love of life. She is currently dating “Sex/Life” co-star Adam Demos.
As per sources, the pair first came across on the set of the Netflix show Sex/Life just a few months after her separation from her ex-husband in 2020.
The couple often shares pictures of one another on their social media. Back in 2021, Shahi posted a cute photo of her and Adam on his birthday with a loving caption,
“Not exactly sure how two people on opposite sides of the world could have more in common, were meant to meet, were meant to be together. But I do know I met my soulmate. I do know I’m overly grateful for him. I’ve loved him for a thousand lifetimes before and will love him for a thousand lifetimes more. Happy birthday my baby @adam_demos”
On the other hand, William’s father is quite private regarding his personal life. Since his separation from his ex-wife, Steve has yet to go public with any kind of relationship.
How Rich Is William Wolf Howey?
The 13 years old is quite young to have a career of his own. He is currently in junior high school and is most probably focused on his studies.
Talking about his father, Howey has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He mostly earns his fortune from his acting career.
Besides, his mother Sarah has a net worth of $3 million as of 2022. Her major source of income is too acting.
Social Media Profiles
Wolf isn’t active on any social media handles. But he often appears on his father’s IG handle @stevehowey alongside his siblings. His dad Steve has over 1.8 million followers on his Instagram and over 352.1k followers on Twitter as of 2022.
In the meantime, his mother Sarah has over 1.3 million followers on Instagram and over 229.9k followers on Twitter.