“I saw this beautiful face smiling throughout the night,” he recalls. He said hello, found out she had a boyfriend, but cadged a commitment to have coffee. After some time apart, he and 20-year-old Heather Christie reconnected and began dating, and they are now cohabitating. “On paper there was no reason whatsoever we should have gotten along,”he says of Christie, who on their first date took him on a tour of her hometown of Simi Valley. “But when I hung out with her, I didn’t want to hang out with anybody else.”
They were first photographed publically together on September 16th. The relationship for the couple was not always plain sailing and they had several fallings out with the couple temporarily splitting in late 2005 while Kiedis reportedly dated model Jessica Stam only to reunite with Christie early in 2006. The following year Heather became pregnant with the couple’s first child; they were regularly seen together during the pregnancy and Anthony always looked delighted:
Their son was born on October 2nd, 2007 and named Everly Bear.
“Kiedis’s girlfriend Heather Christie came up with the rest. “The mama came up with Bear,” Kiedis says. “That made sense to me because he’s from me and I feel like I’m part of the bear clan, and I think it’s nice to have a little bit of earth in your name.”
“We had a long list of names, but I suppose it came to me by way of the Everly Brothers, which is one of my favourite bands,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers singer said at a fundraiser for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in LA. “And sometimes last names make good first names.”
The couple split in June 2008 when Everly was a few months old. They seem to remain as good friends and share custody of Everly although he mostly resides in with his father; the two were recently seen together in LA leading to speculation as to whether they had got back together again but there is no evidence to confirm this in anyway.
Update June 2011- New Kiedis & Everly Bear Photos
Some new photos of Anthony Kiedis with Everly Bear have just been added; this is just one example.