Author and TV presenter Dawn O’Porter and husband Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd have welcomed their second child, a sweet little brother for 2-year-old Art.
Baby Valentine made his appearance last week – on July 1st – and his parents seriously could not be any more chuffed.
We’d noticed Dawn’s Instagram had gone slightly off the boil (BTW, have you read her latest book, The Cows?!) so this news is not a surprise, but still a total delight!
“Happy to announce I am the proud owner of this chirpy little chap,” Dawn posted in an adorable Instagram birth announcement featuring her new bub in a duckling-adorned onesie. “Born July 1st, his name is Valentine O’Porter, and he is so delicious. Two sons, my goodness #soinlove”
— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) July 12, 2017
Her hubby, The It Crowd’s Chris O’Dowd, SUPER helpfully had the Twitter birth announcement covered. These guys are SO a team!
“We had a baby boy last week. Woohoo! His nappy expenses are ridiculous, so this baby is going ‘Cheep’.
#DadJoke #Valentine” Chris posted.
It’s possible that this meal (below) sent Dawn on her merry path to birthing baby number two. It was the last thing she posted to Instagram before the birth, so if you’re trying to encourage your own baby to make an appearance, perhaps some eggplant and crips is the answer? I mean, who even knows?
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In no universe does cold aubergine (or eggplant, if you're so inclined) work in a salad. I was enjoying all the textures and crunches then came across, what seemed to be, a chunk of old shoe. And yes, those are crisps on my salad. I put them with everything. Because it's how I cope. #saladproblems.
The Dawn and Chris love story began when they met at her 30th birthday party back in 2009. They went on to marry in 2012 at this onesie studded wedding (below!)
Dawn – formerly Dawn Porter – changed her name to Dawn O’Porter once she was married sort of combining her own name withChris’s surname – O’Dowd – which is incredibly modern and creative.
Their first baby, a little guy called Art, was born in 2015.
One UK daily was so excited to divulge Valentine’s arrival they popped a photo of a completely different woman – comedian Nina Conti – in their celebratory birth announcement piece.
Surprise, Chris! You have a different wife now!
It seems all brunettes-with-bangs look the same when you’re a tabloid champing at the bit to publish a story about a new baby, folks.
Mistaken identity aside, HUGE congrats to Dawn, Chris and Art on their fresh new family member!