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Evan Rachel Wood gushes about ex Jamie Bell

April 1, 2017 GMT

Evan Rachel Wood is full of praise for her ex-husband Jamie Bell.

The former couple - who split in 2014 and are now both engaged to other people- have a three-year-old son together and Evan loves co-parenting with Jamie because they are such different people.

She told Elle Canada: “My ex-husband’s lovely and very British and straightedge. And then our son has got this glam-rock weirdo for a mom.

“Bless him. He’s a gypsy by proxy because his parents are. He’s only three now, but he’s starting to understand. He hears one of my songs and he knows that that’s me, and he has seen me on TV and he’s starting to put the pieces together.”

Evan also called her young child “profound”, admitting that she is learning from him all the time.

She explained: “He said something to me that was so profound I wanted to put it on a T-shirt. I was just poking fun at him lovingly one day and I said, ‘You’re weird,’ and he said, ‘I’m not weird. I’m playing.’ And I was like, that’s the most brilliant thing I’ve ever heard. I’m not weird, I’m just playing. That’s my motto for life from now on.”

Evan recently moved from Los Angeles to Nashville, Tennessee with the tot because she wants him to have a more normal upbringing.

She said: “LA is wonderful, and it has given me so many amazing things, but I’ve also got a lot of demons here. I was ready to break it up a little bit. I wanted to give my kid some grass to run around on. Again, he’s got two actor parents. I was like, ‘You don’t need to live in LA full-time. Let’s go somewhere a little ‘normal’ for a bit.’”

Jamie is now engaged to Kate Mara, while Evan is set to wed bandmate Zach Villa.