Lena Kathren Headey has graced our TV screens with performances in films such as 300 (2006) and Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) and in series like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008). She truly is a gem in Hollywood. Now, let’s shift our focus to someone who is directly related to this award-winning actress: her first son, Wylie Elliot Loughran.
Wylie Elliot Loughran is the result of a relationship between Lena and the renowned musician and hairstylist Peter Paul Loughran. The marriage between Lena and Peter lasted for five years; they married in 2007, separated in 2012, and concluded their divorce proceedings in 2013. However, the process was not without a legal fight over the custody of Wylie – more on the outcome of the legal battle later in this article.
Where is Wylie Elliott Loughran Now?
Wylie resides with his mother in California and attends school there. As of 2013, his mother enrolled him in a school located in Yorkshire but brought him back to the US in 2021 after he marriage to Marc Menchaca. As of the present time, he is attending high school and enjoying his life alongside his younger sister, Teddy Cadan.
Wylie Elliot Loughran Early Life
Wylie Elliot Loughran was born on March 31, 2010, in Los Angeles, United States, to his then happily married parents, Peter Loughran and Lena Headey. He is 13 years old. Due to his parents’ diverse backgrounds, Wylie is of Irish-Bermudian descent. His mother was born in Hamilton, in the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, while his father is of Irish origin.
His birth, which everyone expected to bring joy to the couple, instead triggered postpartum depression in his mother, Lena.
Lena disclosed that she battled postpartum depression while filming the third season of Game of Thrones in 2013.
Wylie’s early years were marked by significant upheavals, from the five years of his parents’ marriage to his mother’s struggles with juggling her acting career and postpartum depression.
His parents married in 2007, and he was born into their lives in 2010. Around this time, his mother, Lena, was trying to balance her roles as a new mother and a professional actress, even though she wasn’t yet famous. By 2012, Lena had filed for divorce from Wylie’s father, which culminated in a legal battle that lasted until Boxing Day in 2013. When the divorce was finalized, Wylie was just three years old.
Growing up primarily with his mother, Wylie often moved between the US and the UK as his mother fulfilled her shooting schedule for the fantasy series, Game of Thrones. He has only one sibling, his step-sister, Teddy Cadan.
Parents Legal Battle
Wylie’s parents, Lena and Peter, shared a strong and admirable bond until 2012, when Lena filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The specifics of their separation remain private, but it is known that the divorce proceedings occurred concurrently with Lena’s rise to fame in Game of Thrones in 2011, a role she secured with Peter Dinklage’s help.
Lena officially ended her five-year marriage to Peter Loughran with a divorce filing in 2012. However, this was not an amicable split.
Before the divorce was finalized in 2013, the couple battled in court over the custody of their son and the division of their $42,000 tax refund from 2011.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Lena claimed a need for $6,000 from the tax refund due to her financial situation. She was living off credit, barely supporting herself and their two-year-old son, and had less than $5 in her bank account. Despite Peter’s demand for half of the refund, Lena argued for a larger portion due to her financial struggles.
She offered Peter $6,000 from the refund for his living expenses but wanted the remainder placed in a two-signature blocked bank account pending settlement.
The judge denied Peter’s emergency motion for half of the refund, and Lena’s proposal was also rejected. Therefore, the final division of the tax refund remained uncertain.
Despite the financial disputes, Lena and Peter agreed to share custody of their son, Wylie, with Peter entitled to ten days of visitation each month.
In 2013, Lena and Peter agreed to relocate Wylie to the UK to accommodate Lena’s filming schedule for Game of Thrones, which included locations like Ireland. While in the UK, Lena enrolled Wylie in a Yorkshire-based elementary school without Peter’s consent.
Eventually, they agreed on a divorce settlement allowing Lena to take Wylie with her while filming in Ireland and Croatia. However, Lena was also responsible for covering Peter’s travel expenses and providing him with $1,000 monthly for expenses during the trip.
As a safety measure, both parents agreed to download an app on their cell phones to prevent them from sending or receiving texts or emails while driving. Another app was installed to block internet use while on the road, according to TMZ.com.
During the filming of Game of Thrones’ sixth season in 2016, Lena faced legal challenges from Peter, who filed an emergency motion against her relocation to the UK. The court denied Peter’s request due to “insufficient showing of the requirements to obtain an emergency order,” instructing him to file his motion and wait the normal four to six weeks for a court session. Lena was ordered to cover Peter’s travel expenses to the UK, ensuring his custodial rights.
The judge also ruled that Lena and her son did not need to return to the US immediately and could wait until she finished filming the sixth season. In the interim, Lena was responsible for Peter’s travel expenses for his visits to their son.
In 2013, Lena was permitted by a court to take Wylie to the UK for her filming commitments. Later, in April 2021, she was granted permission by a judge to return with Wylie to the US, as reported by TMZ. At this time, Wylie was 11 years old and had completed his basic education. As a result of these arrangements, Wylie was set to accumulate a fair amount of frequent flier miles. The court order stipulated that Wylie would maintain contact with his father in Leeds, England, with 12 visits per year. Each visit would last up to six hours, scheduled over the Christmas and summer holidays.
Wylie Elliott Loughran’s Father, Where is he now?
After the break up of his marriage and legal between him and Lena Headey , his wife and the mother of his child, Wylie Elliott, Peter Paul Loughran fell from grace to grass. His luxurious lifestyle he had when he was with Lena was gone.
Already, Peter opted that his wife should pay his legal fees of $40,000 since she makes more money than him. In new court documents filed last week and obtained by E! News, Headey’s ex is asking her to pay $40,000 of his attorney’s fees, saying he cannot afford to do so himself, and states that she earns an “estimated more than $1 million per episode” of Game of Thrones.”
In 2018, Wylie’s father, Peter, was spotted busking in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. At that time, Wylie was eight years old and might not have fully understood the familial changes occurring around him. His father, during one of his performances, was interrupted by a policeman while campaigning for Fathers4Justice outside Buckingham Palace, with placards reading “ShameOfThrones.”
Despite his financial struggles, Peter found love with Hawaiian model, Makaha Sugita. He launched a few businesses reflective of his passions — peterpaulhair.com, anchorjack.us, PeterPaulInc.com — in the domains of hair, music, and photography. However, these ventures were short-lived.
While his relationship with Wylie may not have been the ideal father-son bond, Wylie still acknowledges Peter as his father. Following the 2018 Father’s Day celebration, Peter revealed that he had received a touching, albeit belated, Father’s Day card from his son, featuring a unicorn on the front, indicating their sustained connection.
Where is Wylie Elliot Mother Now?
Wylie’s mother, Lena Headey, has enjoyed a successful acting career, gaining significant recognition for her role as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones. Since her time on the HBO series, she has continued to feature in blockbuster movies such as “Gunpowder Milkshake” and “9 Bullets”, as well as the Netflix series, “The Abandon”, in 2023.
Lena’s first confirmed relationship was with her co-star Jason Flemyng. They met in 1994 while filming “The Jungle Book”. In 2004, Lena met her second boyfriend, Johnny Cicco, on the set of “The Brothers Grimm”. They dated for about three years before ending their relationship in 2007. After her divorce from Wylie’s father, Peter Loughran, in 2013, Lena briefly dated Pedro Pascal, with their relationship lasting from 2014 to 2017.
Lena Headey tied the knot with her third husband, Marc Menchaca, in 2020. They celebrated their union in a very private ceremony in Puglia, Italy, in 2022, inviting several of her Game of Thrones co-stars. As of now, Lena and Marc are happily married, and Wylie has become part of Marc Menchaca’s family, embracing him as a father figure.
Wylie Elliot Parents
Wylie’s parents, although separated, share joint custody of him. His Irish father, Peter Loughran, arrived in Los Angeles in 2007. During his stay, he attended a friend’s wedding, where he met his now ex-wife, Lena Headey, and the pair shared a dance. They got married within the same year in May, marking the beginning of their shared history.
Three years after their meeting, their union welcomed the birth of Wylie. However, two years after Wylie’s birth, the couple divorced due to irreconcilable differences.