Vanessa and Nick Lachey welcome a Christmas Eve baby

Nick and Vanessa Lachey

“It’s a very Merry Christmas indeed!” Vanessa Lachey posted, announcing the earlier-than-anticipated birth of the couple’s third child via Instagram on Monday.

Early arrival

Phoenix Robert, a brother for the pair’s son Camden John (4) and daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth (almost 2), made his entrance on Christmas Eve.

Singer Nick and his actor wife are calling ‘miracle’ on baby number three:

“We had our Christmas Miracle. Phoenix Robert Lachey decided to show up early and was born on Christmas Eve. Mommy, Daddy, Camden and Brooklyn LOVE you very much,” the pair wrote in matching Instagram posts, hash-tagged #LacheyPartyof5

(The newest Lachey recruit was obviously named in keeping with the couple’s penchant for city-slicking monikers.)


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Party of five

The pair announced this third pregnancy in relatable style in September and posted an adorable gender-reveal via Instagram last month.

The then-almost-party-of-five had spent the weeks leading up to Phoenix’s birth squeezing in plenty of quality time together, visiting Disneyland, celebrating Thanksgiving and prepping for the festive season.

While Phoenix may have arrived a little ahead of schedule, it’s plain to see that the family were well-and-truly ready for him.



The glamorous life

Nick Lachey shot to fame in boy band 98 Degrees and was formerly married to singer Jessica Simpson.

He’s since forged a solo career, parted ways with Jess and found love with TV veteran and former-Miss Teen USA Vanessa.

The pair, who first met on the set of one of Nick’s videos, married in 2011 on Richard Branson’s private island.



“It’s busy and chaotic”

Fast-forward to now, and the couple are deep in the trenches of family-growing at the moment.

“It’s busy and it’s chaotic, but… it’s what I’ve wanted and it’s all I know right now and on top of all of that, I have the most amazing supportive husband.” Vanessa told eOnline back in September.

It’s obvious that things are about to get a little bit more chaotic at Chez Lachey!

Congrats on the arrival of tiny Phoenix!


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