William Reeve, the youngest son of Superman actor Christopher Reeve, is all grown up and looks just like his father! He is also making a name for himself in the sports broadcasting world as a SportsCenter and ESPN contributor. Additionally, he’s been making his parents even prouder of him by paying a role in the charitable organization named after his parents. Aww!
Now 26 years old, it’s unreal how strikingly similar he looks to his father, who was left a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition.
Before he passed away, the Hollywood star established the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation to support the search for treatment and ultimately a cure for spinal cord injury. Following the lung cancer death of his wife, and William’s mother, Dana in 2006 at the age of 44, the charity was renamed the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Aside from his charity work, as previously mentioned, William is huge into sports. He went on to tell PEOPLE that his family always connected through sports. “We shared a very deep bond in general, but sports was definitely a major component of our family bond,” he said.
Will graduated from Middlebury College in 2014, earning a bachelor of arts degree in English and American Literature. He was a production assistant for ABC’s Good Morning America before joining ESPN in 2014.
His father, Christopher, died in 2004 at the age of 52 after spending the last nine of his years paralyzed from the neck down. According to news outlets, Christopher’s last day alive consisted of watching his son play in a hockey game, and nothing seems more family-oriented or fitting than that.
Aside from his work in sports broadcasting, Will is ambassador and board member for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a beautiful way to keep his parents’ memories and legacies alive. He also leads the Reeve Foundation Champions Committee, which carries on the foundation’s mission through fundraising.
It appears that Will’s love life was on the down-low as well for quite a while. He was named one of the top 50 bachelors by Town and Country Magazine in 2016, but from the looks of his Instagram, he seems to have a lucky lady by his side. We’re so happy for the positive direction his life has taken him after the death of his parents. He is so deserving of it!
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