Kailani Merizalde Knapp also known as Kai Knapp is the daughter of the famous actress from Pitch Perfect Alexis Knapp and the actor Ryan Phillippe.
Alexis has been a committed and loving mother to Kai and on the other hand, Ryan has been missing from Kai’s life.
In this article, let’s learn about Kai and her mother Alexis’s relationship and how the mother-daughter combo conducts their lives.
Kai’s Birth Story
Kai’s mother Alexis dated Ryan in 2010 for a brief time before an untimely breakup. Alexis was pregnant when she had split with Ryan. Nonetheless, in June 2011 when she delivered Kailani Merizalde Knapp, Ryan was present at the birth.
Kailani Merizalde Knapp Knapp-Phillippe has taken both of her parent’s surnames.
Moreover, Kai shares half-siblings from her father’s earlier marriage. Ryan was married to an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon. The couple shares two children; son Deacon Elizabeth Phillippe and daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe.
Mother-Daughter Relationship & Chemistry
Kai despite being born to celebrity parents, opts to stay away from the limelight. Moreover, when Alexis is asked about her daughter she rarely gives out a detail.
Alexis also manages her Instagram account privately and people who managed to get a glimpse of her profile shared that Kai often features on her mother’s IG platform.
As per Dailymail, in August 2016, Alexis shared a selfie with her toddler Kai with an American flag-printed vest. In the caption, the actress wrote “Enough to make me patriotic.
Nonetheless, unlike many celebrities who are quick to make separate handles for their kids, Alexis has also not made any social media account for Kai.
On the other hand, Kai’s half-siblings Deacon, 18, and Ava, 22, manage a different lifestyle than her. Deacon is a musical artist and has released his debut track ‘Long Run’ in July 2020 and ‘Love For the Summer’ with Loren Gray in October 2020. He is also active on his Instagram account where he has 400K followers.
As per Ava, she is a student at UC Berkeley and aspires to become a successful artist in Hollywood. On her IG platform, she has 1 million followers.
Some Info On Kai's Mother Alexis
Kai’s mother Alexis Knapp was born on 31st July 1989 in Avonmore, Pennsylvania, the United States as the daughter of Bradford Elwood Knapp and Marjorie Knapp.
At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles, where she started her career by hosting an Internet video series called Project Lore. Thereafter, she started working as a model before debuting as an actress.
As an actress, she first made her debut as a background character Aphrodite in the first Percy Jackson film.
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In 2012, Alexis first got her major role in Project X and got her breakthrough as Stacie Conrad in the film Pitch Perfect. She also reprised her role in the sequel of Pitch Perfect.
In addition, she has also worked on the short series Super Fun Night, in Ground Floor, and Lifetime. She had also done independent short films.
Alexis has done pretty well for herself career-wise.