Adjoa Andoh Takes Pride In Her Motherhood

Adjoa Andoh has three grown-up children: Jesse, Liam and Daisy.

London, England: The Bridgerton actress Adjoa Andoh couldn’t keep it to herself while gushing over her new lover. She was very impressed by her character’s love interest in the spin-off show “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.”

However, in real life, the actress has been happily married to her husband of 20 years, novelist Howard Cunnell.

Key Takeaways

  • Adjoa Andoh has been happily married for the last 23 years to her husband, Howard Cunnell.
  • The couple have three grown children: two daughters, Jess and Daisy, and one trans son, Liam.
  • They are also grandparents, as their daughter Jess gave birth to a son in 2021.

Mr. Cunnell is a multi-talented individual who has expertise as a lecturer, writer, scuba diving instructor, and lifeguard.

Talking about her husband, she said, “He’s incredibly smart. He’s very thoughtful. We both love football. We love sport.”

She also mentioned that having many common interests has kept them strong over the years. In fact, both common and individual passions have strengthened their marriage.

The British couple met in 1994 when Howard bought the bookshop at Battersea Arts Centre, where her theatre company, Wild Iris, had an office.

Then, within a year, they started dating and gave birth to two kids (b. Liam 1996 and Daisy 1997).

Furthermore, they married in 2001 and are currently living in South London.

Parents To Three Children

Adjoa Andoh and her husband are the proud guardians of three kids.

She has a daughter from a previous relationship, who was born around 1988. Adjoa was pregnant at 23 and raised her first daughter as a single parent.

The actress used to take her daughter to her future husband’s bookshop, where he used to recite children’s stories to the little one.

Her eldest daughter, Jess Andoh-Thayre, 36, is a teacher and book blogger living in Cambodia.

She is a mother herself, after giving birth to a son in 2021 with her husband, Diplo.

Similarly, Liam Kobena Scott Andoh, aka Bear, 28, is a trans man and the middle child of the actress.

Before transition, he was formerly known as Lily. He came out as transgender after sharing that he had been born in the wrong body.

Liam lives in London and is the Duty Manager at Tequila Mockingbird starting July 14, 2020. Before that, he worked as a bartender at The Department Store.

As a mother of a trans son, Adjoa is also a vocal supporter of trans rights.

During a 2014 TED Talk, “One day, I believe we may understand the myriad degrees of gender to be so nuanced that three genders will look like a joke.”

In another interview, she said, “I want to advocate for people who aren’t able to get as much juice out of life.”

She added, “I’m a mother and want all my children to thrive; it’s a no-brainer.”

Likewise, the youngest daughter, Daisy Andoh, is a student at The University of Edinburgh studying for a Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies. She is expected to get her PhD in 2026.

Before that, she did her Master’s in the same school, graduating in 2022, and did her Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religion in 2019.

Skimming her social media, it becomes clear that the actress has raised her to be independent. She also loves tattoos; her left hand is filled with flower inks.

In Case You Didn’t Know

  • Andoh was born in Clifton, Bristol, to her English mother, a teacher, and her Ghanaian father, a journalist and musician.
  • Since 2005, she has been a Fairtrade Ambassador.
  • In October 2009, the actress was licensed as a reader in the Church of England for the parish of Herne Hill.


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