Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger welcomed their daughter, Lyla Maria.
In a post on Monday, Chris announced the birth of his newborn baby girl. He also shared a picture of him and his wife holding the baby’s hand. The actor captioned the image saying they both are beyond thrilled to announce the arrival of their newborn. He also revealed her name, ‘Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger/Pratt’. Chris said they could not be happier with the new addition to their family.
He also gave an update on the mother and the baby saying both of them are doing great. Chris said they are extremely blessed and signed off with both of their names with love.
The Guardians of the Galaxy actor also added few Psalm verses at the end of the post. The first, Psalm 126:3, said: “The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” The next, Psalm 127:3-4, was a bit longer, reading: “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
Katherine’s brother, Patrick, was the first one to confirm to ET that they have welcomed their child. He said both of them are doing great and he is about to grab a gift. He showed a gift package with a pink ribbon. It wasn’t clear if it was for Katherine or the baby.
Patrick did not mention when the new born arrived but Chris’s car was spotted outside at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, on Friday afternoon. Katherine’s parents and siblings were spotted visiting the couple in their house.
A delivery van was also spotted delivering flowers to Chris’s house on Saturday. Chris shares a seven-year-old with ex-wife and actress, Anna Faris.
Chris and Katherine got married last year in June in California. In April, a source told ET that the couple was expecting their first child together. A source had revealed at the time that the couple is very happy for their first child together.
The source added, “The couple knew going into their relationship that having kids together was important to them, so when they found out the news, they were extremely happy. Although Katherine was busy promoting her book at the beginning of her pregnancy, she now has time to be at home and get things ready for when the new addition arrives. Chris is so excited.”
Katherine had been giving us a sneak peek at her baby bump while going out for a stroll. A source also had informed that the baby is coming soon as they celebrate their first wedding anniversary. They also said that Chris and Katherine had a great first year of marriage. The couple was planning to celebrate their anniversary with something small as they were waiting for the arrival of their baby.
Katherine’s father, Arnold, also expressed his excitement when he made an appearance in The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He said, “Think about this for a second… there are three gene pools that you can do,” he pointed out. “There’s Kennedy, there are Schwarzenegger and Pratt. We can do anything. We can go and solve the Cuban missile crisis… We can go and train dinosaurs. I mean, think about it!”