Parents & Siblings
Evangeline grew up in Fort Saskatchewan, Canada, with her parents and two sisters. Her family is a devout Protestant family. Her father was an economics teacher, and her mother was a secretary.
Husband & Son
Evangeline met boyfriend Norman Kali whilst working on the TV series Lost. Norman was a production assistant for the film crew. Lost began in 2004, but it is unknown as to when the couple began dating.
In April 2011, Evangeline announced she was taking a break from her busy acting career, with rumours speculating that she was taking maternity leave.
“I’m definitely planning on taking a break for a little while. I consider acting a day job – it’s not my dream; it’s not my be-all, end-all,” Evangeline said in an interview.
While the rumours remained unconfirmed, in the same month, Evangeline was spotted with an obvious baby bump. Even when she was photographed with a blooming baby bump in a bright blue maxi dress, Evangeline still kept quiet.
“I have always wanted to have a child of my own and I will always want to go through the gift that women have been given to experience that, so I hope to be a mother at some point. I think I can allow myself one child – and from then on, I think I would have to adopt. It makes sense not to add to the population problem,” Evangeline had once stated (before the baby rumours began).
After months of speculation and no actual confirmation from Evangeline or her long-term partner Norman, the pair were spotted carrying a newborn baby! However, in Evangeline’s tradition of keeping things to herself, the baby’s name was kept quiet for a long time… In late 2011, it rumors speculated that the boy was named Kahekili (a Hawaiian name meaning “The Thunder”).