Minnie Driver is opening up about her father's secret double life and his other family.
In a new chat with The Sunday Times Magazine, the "Good Will Hunting" actress spoke about learning at a young age that her dad, Ronnie Driver, was married to a different woman throughout the course of his relationship with her mom.
"My parents separated when I was six, but at the age of 12 I discovered they had never been married, and that throughout their relationship my father was married to somebody else and had another family," she said.
Minnie's mom, Gaynor Churchward, helped the actress process the secret family dynamic.
Gaynor told The Sunday Times Magazine that she had a five-year relationship with Ronnie.
"He was loyal to me, to his wife and loyal to the children," she said, adding that he was a "complicated man."
This isn't the first time Minnie has spoken about her upbringing and her dad's other family. In 2014, she met the family she never knew existed for the TLC series, "Who Do You Think You Are."
"Did you get the impression that he was hiding something," Minnie was asked one newfound relative. Another chimed in, "In those days people didn't talk about things like that."
At the time of the series, Minnie said, "My parents Ronnie and Gaynor met in 1962 and they were together for 13 years. They broke up when I was six. And during that entire time my dad was married to somebody else and had another family. I didn't know my parents weren't married until I was about 12. My dad, I think, lived a very split life. We just did not talk about where he came from."
"He spoke very succinctly about his mom and his dad. I never met either of my grandparents. I had a grandmother who was alive when I was a child and I wonder if she even knew about us. I wonder if we were a secret that he therefore had to keep her a secret from us," Minnie continued. "I never saw even a photograph of my grandparents and I have always wondered what they looked like."