Anne Hathaway’s 2 Kids: All About Jonathan and Jack

The Princess Diaries actress and her husband Adam Shulman welcomed Jonathan in 2016, while Jack joined the family three years later in 2019. She has often spoken about how her life has changed since, including the impact motherhood had on her character.

“I didn’t feel fully landed and fully here until I was a mom,” she told WSJ Magazine in March 2022. “It’s not like I was lacking integrity, but it made me want to be completely, on every level, true to my word.”

She added, “And that meant stopping any nonsense that I had going on inside myself. And it’s little breaks that you give yourself sometimes when you know that you’re not being your best self.”

From how being a mom made her reprioritize “everything” to what her boys actually think she does for work, here’s everything to know about Anne Hathaway’s two kids, Jonathan and Jack.

Her sons were born three years apart

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Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman arrive at the premiere of Neon’s Colossal at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Hathaway and Shulman welcomed their first son, Jonathan, on March 24, 2016. His middle name, Rosebanks, is in honor of Hathaway’s grandmother, Roseline, as well as Shulman’s mother’s maiden name.

Three years later, Hathaway had her second child, Jack, in November 2019. However, she didn’t reveal Jack’s name until he was 11 months old during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan.

“No coping, just love,” she told then-host Ryan Seacrest of how Jonathan was adjusting to his brother. “Now Jack’s big enough to wrestle with, and that’s brought a new element to their relationship that’s really cute.”

She has been candid about her struggles with pregnancy and fertility

While Hathaway has said she would consider another child, she has also been candid about the challenges that often come with pregnancy and fertility. In July 2019, the WeCrashed actress announced her pregnancy with a mirror selfie on Instagram.

“For everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies,” she wrote in the caption. “Sending you extra love.”

In a March 2024 interview with Vanity Fair, Hathaway explained that her Instagram post came about because she didn’t want to post something “disingenuous” about the struggles she experienced while trying to conceive.

“Given the pain I felt while trying to get pregnant, it would’ve felt disingenuous to post something all the way happy when I know the story is much more nuanced than that for everyone,” she said.

She went on to reveal that she experienced a miscarriage in 2015 while starring in Grounded, a one-woman, off-Broadway play that had her acting out giving birth onstage every night.

“I had to keep it real otherwise…So when it did go well for me, having been on the other side of it — where you have to have the grace to be happy for someone — I wanted to let my sisters know, ‘You don’t have to always be graceful. I see you and I’m with you,’ ” she said.

“It’s really hard to want something so much and to wonder if you’re doing something wrong,” Hathaway added.

She doesn’t want her kids to be child actors

The Ella Enchanted star told WSJ Magazine that she hopes her kids stay out of acting while they’re still young — an approach she learned from her own mother, Kate McCauley Hathaway, who is also an actress.

“I would probably take the same tack that my parents did with me, which is: You have all the time in the world to be a professional actor; you can only be a child once,” Hathaway said.

“So I would encourage them to study, to go to classes, to read, but I would strongly discourage them from starting too young,” she continued. “I think that they’ll be in a position where they’ll be able to go to college and figure out where they want to go from there.”