What a week it has been for Charlie Heaton. First, he missed the premiere of Stranger Things 2 because he was denied access to the US due to allegedly being caught with cocaine. And now, it appears the 23-year-old actor has a secret love child.
Heaton, who stars as Jonathan Byers in the hit Netflix drama, is reported to have a three-year-old son with ex-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura. The pair met while starring in a rock band called ‘Comanechi’ together before Heaton found fame with Stranger Things. It is believed that Akiko fell pregnant with their child in 2014.
An old picture of Heaton cradling the baby when it was newborn has been unveiled and a source told The Sun: “Charlie became a dad when he was just 20. He met Akiko when he was just a teen and fell head over heels in love. They’re no longer together but they have an amicable relationship for the boy’s sake.”
The child apparently lives with Akiko. However, neither she or Heaton have confirmed the news.
The British actor is rumoured to be dating his co-star, Natalia Dyer. In fact, earlier this month, the pair were spotted holding hands while walking the streets of New York.