Congratulations are in order for Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke! The “You” Actor and his singer wife welcomed their first child together on 11th August, as Kirke revealed on Instagram.
“His heart shaped home ❣️ #40dayspostpartum #placentaart,” she wrote, alongside a photo of the placenta which was printed on a piece of paper.
While this is baby no. 1 for Badgley, this is Kirke’s second child as she also shares a 12-year-old son, Cassius Riley with her former partner, musician, Morgan O’Kane.
When the couple tied the knot
The “Gossip Girl” Actor and Kirke began dating back in 2014. The couple tied the knot, four years later, in February 2017 during an intimate courthouse ceremony attended by the bride’s family members. Including sisters, Jemima Kirke and Lola Kirke.
The couple celebrated their three year wedding anniversary earlier this year, in June. Kirke even shared a sweet picture of her and Badgley from their wedding day, marking their three-year anniversary.
“I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done”
Kirke, who’s a singer and doula, announced her pregnancy back in February. She also revealed that she had previously endured “two miscarriages in a row” before their baby’s arrival. The miscarriages had left the couple feeling “ready to call it.”
“I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done,” wrote Kirke. “As a birth attendant, I’ve seen and heard it all. It takes everything I’ve got to detach lovingly from the losses I’ve been present for and be in my own experience.”
“When I was pregnant at 25, I knew nothing. I had no community. I dove in blissfully unaware about birth and its mysteries,” she continued. “Now, with 10 years worth of experience to pull from, I treasure my birth community and the knowledge I have.”
Kirke addressed her unborn child in conclusion, writing, “You’re already teaching us how to stay in the day in a way we’ve never had to, little one. Thank you.”
Lola Kirke shared a family snap from the day on Instagram with the caption, “When someone gets married in a courthouse, it’s really an open invitation to everyone but the beautiful bride to explore all that fashion has to offer. Here, I try a look simply called ‘Pants,’ as Cassius goes for ‘That Dude from #incubus’ and Jemima experiments with ‘Off to Therapy!’ Congratulations @dominokirke. We love you.”
“I don’t think I could truly value human love until I developed divine love”
Badgley, who has studied the Bahá’í faith, opened up about his affection for his wife in a September 2018 interview, saying, “I don’t think I could truly value human love until I developed divine love. [Domino and I] very much had a romantic beginning. And I think that you discover in marriage that’s what sustains a marriage for decades. There are less and less people who can tell us this. But I think it has something to do with [divine] love,” added the star.
“A super-brief review of your invisible qualities: A truly radiant soul, you seem to spark alight almost everyone you meet, like a 99% success rate,” he gushed. “It’s really impressive, and quite mysterious. You encourage others to be honest, and brave, and gentle, and expansive. Your great capacity for empathy is obvious, something anyone can get warm by like a glowing stove. Your desire to be of service to others is miraculous. It is in your DNA. You make others happy by you,” he continued. “For me, it is a joy to witness you when you are happy. For you, I always hope to be a source of joy. I’m really glad we’re married,” Badgley wrote at the time.