On February 13, 2012, Thornton announced that she was pregnant with their first child. The couple had their son, Kenneth James Carney, on August 14, 2012. The child's godparents are actors Cassandra Scerbo and Wilmer Valderrama. On October 25, 2013, Thornton announced that she was pregnant with her second child. She gave birth to their second son, Bentley Cash, on March 1, 2014. On December 4, 2015, Carney was killed in a car accident.