Charles Manson is one of the most well-known serial killers in history (despite the fact that he never really murdered anyone with his own hands). Still, in case you need a refresher: He’s the weird guy who created a cult in the 1960s that killed seven people. His horrible narrative has not only been told in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but it has also been the focus of Mindhunter season 2…with the same actor!
Manson, who was renowned for preying on underage females, had married multiple times. To be honest, it’s impossible to say how many biological children he has, although three have been verified. To avoid identification with the cult leader, all have, predictably, changed their names. So, who are they, and where are they these days?
Charles Manson, Jr.
According to the KCBS special documentary The Manson Children, Charles Jr. was born in 1956 to Rosalie Jean Willis. Oh, and they had only been married a year when Willis was only 15 years old. When Manson was imprisoned in 1958 for stealing a car and taking a brief road trip from Ohio to California, Willis divorced him. Her son changed his name to match his new stepfather’s after she remarried Jay White.
Sadly, Jay White took his own life in 1993, and according to his son, who spoke to CNN, he believes it was because of his biological father.
Charles Luther Manson
Before being charged with sex trafficking in 1960, Manson married Leona Rae Stevens a second time. Stevens disclosed that she gave birth to Charles Luther Manson, the second son of Manson, during their divorce in 1963.
Truthfully, there isn’t much information available concerning Manson’s second namesake. He has a new name and continues to lead a very secluded life, which is understandable.
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Valentine Michael Manson
Mary Brunner, one of the founding members of the Manson Family, gave birth to Manson’s third son with him. Brunner earned the cult’s moniker Mother Mary, and in 1968, she gave birth to Valentine Michael, whom they affectionately dubbed Pooh Bear.
Charles Manson’s son speaks exclusively to the Los Angeles Times. Must Watch the interview below:
Following Valentine’s 1971 arrest for credit card theft and involvement in a gunfight involving the police, Brunner’s parents were granted custody of the child. When he was just 18 months old, they gave him the new name Michael Brunner, and he eventually moved in with his grandparents in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Michael claimed that he had never read the letters that Manson allegedly sent him. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest celebrity news and insider information.