Will Reeve, son of the late actor Christopher Reeve and Dana Reeve, had to navigate immense tragedy at a very young age. His father passed away in 2004, and shortly after, his mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, passing away in 2006 at age 44. Will had to grow up fast and find his way in the world, which lead him to find success in his own story.
Will told Bedford & New Canaan that he went to live with their neighbors following his mom’s death, as Dana had wanted him to stay in his hometown and suffer the least disruption to his life. However, Will maintained a close relationship with his half-siblings, Matthew and Alexandra Reeve. He shared that they are extremely close and try to get together as often as possible, despite living in different parts of the country.
Now an adult, Will is making a name for himself in the media industry. He works as a correspondent for ABC News, which he says is a dream fulfilled. He enjoys the work and the people he works with and hopes that his father would be proud of him. “I think [my dad] would be highly supportive and interested and curious and want to read what I’m working on and probably give notes,” he told Closer Weekly.
Matthew Reeve, Will’s half-brother, is a Hollywood scriptwriter. They’ve been able to bond with their connection to the film industry. Meanwhile, Alexandra Reeve Givens is the Vice Chair of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which honors the memory of their parents.
Despite the immense tragedy that Will was forced to endure, he has been able to turn his experiences into success. He’s proof that with resilience and determination, even the most difficult circumstances can be overcome.