UPDATE: And baby makes three! This Is Us star Chris Sullivan and his wife, Rachel Reichard, welcomed their first child together on Tuesday, July 28.
A rep for the proud parents told E! News they named their newborn son Bear Maxwell Sullivan. Sullivan also shared a photo of Bear's feet to Instagram, writing, "HE HAS ARRIVED! 8lbs of beautiful baby boy. Witnessing @therealrachelsullivan bring our first son into this world, after 20 hours of labor, was one of the great honors of my life. It was primal and intentional and I have never been more in love with this powerful woman. She and baby are resting and recovering well. Everyone is healthy and exhausted."
This Is Us star Chris Sullivan and wife Rachel Reichard are going to be parents!
On Friday, the actor shared the amazing news he and his wife are expecting their very first child in a funny post to Instagram. "WE'RE HAVING OUR FIRST BABY! And we just found out the sex. Swipe through for the gender reveal," he captioned the sonogram. As followers swiped right, they found various photos of phallic items, for lack of better words.
His post surely had some people in stitches, but his wife took a more emotional approach to the special announcement. "It's TRUE!!! You heard it from @sullivangrams we are having a BOY!! So excited!!" she shared on her personal account.
She added they're already in the process of decorating their little one's nursery and picking out the names. But at the top of her to-do list is always a nap. She joked, "naps are my go-to self care bc I'm just so [zzz's emoji.]"
As tired as the mommy-to-be is, no feeling can outweigh the pure joy she feels. "So much to do and yet so much not to do, just enjoying the moment...life is good!" the actress shared.
Their son will join a large family comprised of both blood relatives and the numerous stars from This Is Us. There's no doubt he will also be adored by the This Is Us cast, who are already sharing their congratulations. Susan Kelechi Watson commented with a bunch of heart emojis on the announcement, while Eris Baker said, "Congratulations!!!! This is sooooo exciting!!"
Congratulations, Chris and Rachel!
(This story was originally published on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:33 p.m. PST)