Do you love skateboarding? If your answer is yes then you must know about the professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, and the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse, namely Tony Hawk. He is regarded as one of the most influential skateboarders of all time and people often refer to him as a pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding.
But did you know that he is married and he has children already? His oldest son has followed in his father’s footsteps but his other son Keegan Hawk seems to be just diverting his interest from skateboarding to something else.
Now you must be interested to know about Keegan’s passion and what is he up to these days. So, here’s everything you need to know about Keegan Hawk in this article. You will also find some information about Keegan’s parents and some interesting stuff regarding Tony as well.
Keegan Hawk’s childhood
Keegan Hawk was born on 17th July 2001 in San Diego, California. He is the second son of Tony and his former wife, Erin Lee. Spencer Hawk is his older brother and he has two half-siblings; Riley Hawk from his father’s relationship with Cindy Dunbar, and Kadence Clover Hawk from his father’s relationship with Lhotse Merriam.
Hawk studied in a private school and it was tricky for him to make friends during childhood because all the kids would only want to talk to him so that they could meet his dad. He started skateboarding at a very young age. Furthermore, he said during an interview that there never was a definitive stage to say when he started skating, but for him, it was always there.
He revealed that he always had a skate park in his backyard and he remembers how his dad and his friends used to make him a pinata when he was just five. Hawk is very much loved by his parents and he mentions that he played Minecraft a lot growing up. He also revealed that he also loved playing a life simulation real-time strategy God game called Spore. He started playing the game in his early 20s and another game that he grew up playing is Runescape and follows Ice Poseidon.
Keegan gave his father a hell of a scare when he was a child
Tony Hawk has shared an incident about his kids when they gave him the scare of his life in May 2010. He revealed the incident and told that he had just come out of his home office to find his youngest son, Keegan, dancing on a chair who was just 2 years old at the time.
Tony said that his son was holding an ice pick and a kitchen knife with his hand while holding a lightbulb in his mouth. He added by saying that his son was standing on the chair which itself was on top of the kitchen counter.
In 2018, Keegan was rushed to ER after sustaining a fatal skateboard-related injury much like his father. Keegan guillotined the top of the index finger of his right hand while doing a stunt. He had fallen backward and sat on his board with his hand beneath it.
Luckily the doctor was able to sew his finger back on but he still feels numb in the area. Furthermore, he was also involved in another incident when he hit his toe and it turned blue for about four months. He also revealed that his nail fell off eventually after a while.
Keegan’s parents have divorced
Unfortunately, Keegan’s parents Tony Hawk and Erin Lee have divorced in 2004. They had been married since 1996 and together they have welcomed two children Spencer and Keegan.
In April 2020, Tony said that his jet-setting career was the main issue behind each split including with Erin. He also said that the most challenging factor in his relationships remained travel and prioritizing his time. Tony admitted that each marriage was still very different and he blamed his past behaviors as one of the factors which now he claims has managed to get control of.
The 54-years-old said that the reason behind their separation was due to his travel commitments.
Keegan’s father had a hyperactive temperament and an IQ of 144
One thing you might know about Keegan’s father Tony Hawk is that he had a “hyperactive” temperament when he was a child. Tony’s mother stated that her son was so hard on himself and expected himself to do so many things.
It is also revealed that the father of four even struck out in baseball one time. After that, he hid in a ravine due to his distraught, and later his father had to physically coax him out. He was soo harsh on himself that his parents decided to put him through a psychological evaluation. It turns out that he has a very high IQ as he scored 144. He was very much gifted or had a very advanced IQ so school advisers recommended placing him in advanced classes.
However, his parents let him do skateboarding because it served as an outlet for his excessive energy. This is how Tony started skateboarding and he developed skills so quickly that he became a professional skateboarder at age 14. Furthermore, he went on to win the National Skateboard Association world champion for 12 consecutive years and he even bought a house even before he completed his senior years in high school.
Does he have any siblings?
As mentioned earlier, Keegan has one blood-related brother and two half-siblings. His older brother Spencer (born 1999) is an electronic music producer who releases music under the stage name, Gupi.
Prior to Tony’s relationship with Keegan and Spencer’s mother Elen, he was married to Cindy Dunbar. Tony and Cindy had a son named Riley Hawk on 6th December 1992. Just like all white teenage Americans, he used to make stoner rock in his garage and was afraid of big-booty video girls. Ultimately, he grew up to be a professional skateboarder just like his father despite leaving his father’s company, Birdhouse to ride for Baker to show he can make it on his own.
Riley turned pro on his 21st birthday in December 2013 and he became Skateboarder Magazine’s 2013 Amateur of the Year on the same day. Furthermore, he has sponsorship deals with companies like Baker and Lakai.
After Tony ended his relationship with Keegan’s mother, he got married to Lhotse Merriam. Together, they welcomed a daughter named Kandence Clover Hawk in 2008. Unfortunately, their relationship couldn’t last long as they decided to get separated in 2011 just 5 years after their marriage.
Currently, he is married to his fourth wife, Cathy Godman. They had decided to walk down the aisle on 27th June 2015. Their wedding ceremony was held in Limerick, Ireland.
Keegan’s father’s secret tape
In 2018, Keegan saw a shocking and embarrassing incident about his father. At the age of 17, he reportedly found his father’s sex tape when he went into his father’s room to look for a phone charger. Instead of a charger, he noticed a yellow glow coming from the top of the dresser so he decided to look at it for a while and found a beat-up VHS tape kind of floating around.
But what’s funny is that his dad was out of town and he thought that it was his father’s skateboard video. So, he invited his friends over to watch the VHS but to his utmost shock, it wasn’t what he thought the VHS was about. When he played the tape, he and his friend witnessed his dad doing some naughty adult business with a bunch of ladies. This incident spread like a fire on social media. His father was surprised when he found out about his son’s discovery. At that time, he was in England for a series of promotional appearances.
What is Keegan up to these days?
In the beginning, it looked like Keegan would follow in his father’s footsteps as there were a bunch of videos where he looks like he’s taking the wheel business rather seriously. He hardly tried his interest in a competitive spectrum and he prefers standard ground stuff like ledges rails but also occasionally wants to try on the big ramp.
Hawk is somewhat of a casual skateboarder and he is mostly into a bunch of other cool stuff such as photography. However, he was seen skateboarding with his father and close friends by the fans. If we look into his social media posts at the present then we will notice that he seems to be focusing more on his photography skills.
Furthermore, it was reported in January 2020 that he was studying in a college in Seattle while pursuing photography in his first year of high school. So, he splits his time between Seattle and San Diego. He excels at landscape photography but he used to do a lot of digital imaging mainly because of the amount of traveling.
Additionally, he is also learning about film photography and he explained to Misfits that he may try and create a strong portfolio in photography so that he can actually make a living off of it. Moreover, he is rediscovering old games like Scoby-Doo and We Sports Resorts in the meantime. As mentioned earlier, he is still a huge fan of Iceland and he also likes mountain climbing and even considers himself a big climber.