Charlie Heaton has never addressed whether he really wanted a child or not but some fans claim he was groomed or forced to have a kid by his ex-girlfriend, Akiko Matsuura. The Stranger Things cast was just 20 years old whereas Akiko was 32 years old when they welcomed their son, Archie Heaton, in 2014. Additionally, Archie now lives with his mother in London.
Stranger Things on Netflix is so much more than just scary moments and terrifying monsters to fight against. There are several lovely love stories that have developed, and some of the show's characters have amazing connections.
Two Stranger Things actors who played romantically conflicted fictional characters on the show are Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton. Interestingly, they got along well enough behind the scenes as well. Yes, you read it correctly. The two co-stars are a couple in real life as well. The couple has been together for around 5 years now.
However, we all know that Charlie Heaton also has a child and the mother is not Natalia. He has a son named Archie Heaton who was born in 2014 and is already 8 years old as of 2022. Many viewers wonder if he really wanted a child at that time and who the mother is. Well, we've got you covered.
Charlie Heaton Was 20 and His Ex-girlfriend, Akiko Matsuura, Was 32 When They Had a Child but It’s Unclear if the Stranger Things Cast Really Wanted Their Son: Some Fans Claim He Was Groomed/Forced to Have a Kid Whereas the Actor Has Never Addressed the Issue; Where Is His Son Now?
Charlie Heaton (@charlie.r.heaton) and his ex-girlfriend, Akiko Matsuura, gave birth to their son, Archie Heaton, in 2014. However, it's unclear whether he really wanted a child or was groomed/forced to have a kid. As of now, Archie is 8 years old and lives with his mother in London.
When he was 11 years old, his father gave him a drum set, and he soon became fascinated with rock and punk music. Even a YouTube video of him playing the drums as a child still exists.
At the age of 16, Charlie moved to London to live with his father. He spent a lot of time there in his uncle's recording studio watching bands enter and exit while listening to the music he had fallen in love with. Comanechi, the duet for which he'd end up playing drums, was one of those bands.
Charlie Heaton quickly became a part of the UK punk movement while he was in his teens, where he met singer and drummer Akiko Matsuura. Charlie joined the punk duet Comanechi in 2012 when she needed a drummer for her band, Comanechi.
Akiko and he reportedly met in 2012 at a home party hosted by a friend of theirs, prior to the start of recording. Akiko was 32 years old at the time. He got to know Akiko better while they were in the band, and they finally began dating. They welcomed their child Archie Heaton into the world two years later.
Their son was born in 2014 when Charlie was 20 and Akiko was 34. Fans have good reason to believe that Charlie Heaton may have been a victim of grooming just based on the age difference. No one knows for sure how old he was when he met Akiko, but the timeframe is bound to cause some confusion.
They appeared pleased for a while, but Charlie needed money to support his son, so he started doing side acting. He had been hired for a few ads here and there, but he hadn't really thought much of it until he was asked to try out for Stranger Things. And the rest is history, as they say.
Unfortunately, the reason the couple split up in the first place will likewise stay a secret. Although neither side has publicly addressed the issues in their relationship, it is said that Charlie Heaton visits Archie in London anytime he is not filming in the US.
According to US Magazine, Akiko and Charlie are amicable co-parents. On the other hand, it's clear that he is happy with his new girlfriend and co-star, Natalia Dyer.