Michael Dodge is a life partner of Leonardo Nam. The couple is the proud parents of twin kids, who were born in 2017. Both of them are pretty upfront about their feelings for one another. They also routinely post about their lives as a couple on their Instagram pages.
Here's how Michael and Nam met and how their love developed.
First Met Leonardo At Gym
Nam was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to South Korean parents. He went to Sydney, Australia, when he was six years old and pursued acting during his high school years.
Later, the Westworld star relocated to New York to pursue a career as an actor. In 2004, he had his breakout performance in the film The Perfect Score.
A year later, Nam starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as Brian McBrian, a dedicated gamer.
When the film's sequel was announced in 2008, and he was set to reprise his part, there was worry that Middle America might be turned off by an Asian guy in a love role.
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Nam went to the gym, determined to prove them incorrect. It was here that he met the man who would become his husband.
When chatting with Out, Nam described his meeting with his partner Michael as a "genuine basic-gay love tale."
Dodge and Nam have a habit of making postings about each other. Dodge celebrated his 50th birthday in July 2021 by posting many photos of himself and Nam on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Michael & Leonardo’s Fairy-Tale Romance
Michael and his partner have gone a long way from their initial encounter. The couple has already tied the wedding, though they haven't said when.
In 2017, they welcomed twin sons Alexander and Cooper into the world.
Nam spoke up about parenthood in an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune.
“It’s still mind blowing that I’m a father. My kids have a surprising sense of humor that makes me belly laugh in a way that is so visceral,” he said.
“Allowing my children to have a voice, giving them the time, love, and consideration to express their wants and needs has been eye-opening… I want to give them everything that I didn’t have in a family.”
Leonardo's family had a history of domestic abuse when he was growing up. It was also because of this encounter that he decided to pursue acting.
He composed and delivered a profoundly personal monologue "based on [his] mother and the domestic abuse that was happening at home by [his] father" during his high school years.
Nam stated in another interview with New Now Next that he intended to instill his values and ways of life in his boys.
He also stated that he never saw himself as a father, but that now that he is, he feels much more connected to the world.