The contents of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will are being reported, and it looks like he wanted t make sure his family was taken care of. He left everything to his estranged partner Mimi O’Donnell.
The will was apparently written back in 2004, when the couple only had one child, now 10-year-old son Cooper. Little sisters Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5, later joined the family, although it doesn’t seem as though Hoffman’s will was updated.
Hoffman made clear that he did not want his children raised in Hollywood. He stipulated that Cooper be raised in Manhattan so that “he could experience the culture, arts, and architecture that the city provides.” He also listed Chicago and San Francisco as possible alternatives, but made no mention whatsoever of Los Angeles, despite Hoffman’s frequent trips to Tinsel Town.
The request shouldn’t be too difficult to see through, as the family is currently residing in downtown Manhattan. Hoffman lived in nearby Greenwich Village at the time of his death.
Hoffman was an involved dad, often photographed around town chilling with his kids. He once reported to Us Weekly: "My spare time is really about hanging out with my kids … If I'm free, a good chuck of that is going to be thinking about how to hang out with them."
It’s no surprise that he wanted to make sure they were taken care of.
How would you want your kids to be raised if you were gone?