Nicholas Hoult and Son Joaquin Make Their First Public Appearance Together

Nicholas Hoult brought his young son Joaquin—who he shares with longtime partner Bryana Holly—to the Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks game on March 31. See the adorable family outing.

By Gabrielle Chung Apr 02, 2024 2:57 AMTags
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Oh, what a day for Nicholas Hoult.

The Mad Max: Fury Road star was joined by his and girlfriend Bryana Holly's son Joaquin at the Atlanta Hawks' home game against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 31. Sitting courtside at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, the father-son duo sat courside as they watched the visiting team eke out a 122-113 victory.

At one point during the basketball match, little Joaquin—clad in a Hawks jersey, blue jeans, checkered Vans slip-ons and a black cap—was seen whispering to his dad while holding on a Trae Young plushie. Meanwhile, the X-Men: First Class alum, who wore a black sweater and matching jeans for the family outing, checked out the game's action on the Jumbotron.

The sighting marks the first public appearance for Joaquin, who Nicholas and Bryana quietly welcomed in 2018 after more than a year of dating. The notoriously private couple are also parents to a 1-year-old whose name they have not publicly disclosed.

However, Nicholas has provided small glimpses into his home life since becoming a dad. Back in 2020, he admitted that fatherhood is a bit of a "learning curve." 

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"There's a lot to take in," the 34-year-old told James Corden during a virtual appearance on The Late Late Show amid the pandemic. "But overall, it's like that time again, it brings back a lot of memories of your childhood. It makes you play again—which I'm really enjoying, particularly with this time now with everything shut down and not having to work."


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He jokingly added, "I'm kind of just playing trains all day."

And last year, Nicholas said his time at home with family during the pandemic was "actually quite peaceful."

"I think because I was just home being dad," he noted in an April interview with The Guardian, "which was nice."

Keep reading for a look back at Nicholas and Bryana's romance.

Sweet Beginnings

Nicholas Hoult first met Bryana Holly while in California, The Favourite actor told the Evening Standard in January 2019. Although he’s kept mum on the details of their romance, the model shared a loving tribute for their 7th anniversary in December featuring snaps of them from over the years. 

Building a Life

The Great star previously shared insight into how his upbringing ultimately shaped aspects of his relationship with Bryana, including smaller moments like sharing a space together. 

“I don’t feel as though I’m that possessive over things like that,” Nicholas told The Journal in November 2017. “She can put her stuff wherever she likes. My dad was an air pilot so he was flying a lot, and I grew up with my two sisters and my mum so I was used to ‘girl things’ being around and a ‘girl environment’ in the household.”

A New Chapter

Nicholas and Bryana privately welcomed their first baby, a son named Joaquin, in 2018. While he’s largely grown up out of the public eye, the now-5-year-old made his first public appearance in March 2024 while attending an Atlanta Hawks home game alongside his dad.

Navigating Parenthood

The Skins alum has given glimpses into his life as a dad and the learning curve that comes with it.

"There's a lot to take in," he told James Corden on The Late Late Show in May 2020. "But overall, it's like that time again, it brings back a lot of memories of your childhood. It makes you play again—which I'm really enjoying."

A New Addition

Nicholas and Bryana welcomed another baby, a 19-month-old whose name they have not publicly shared, in 2022.

Great Nights Out

The couple have stepped out for a rare date night over the years, including a courtside outing at a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers in 2023 and a stylish trip to Paris Fashion Week this past January.

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