Any fan of Jared Padalecki will tell you that it’s nearly impossible to imagine anyone else as Rory’s first love on the Gilmore Girls (despite the unaired pilot that actually featured a different actor playing Dean Forester), and that it’s sometimes hard to see the actor as anyone other than the teen we knew so well. But in the years since the original series ended, he’s not only gone on to become one of the two crush-worthy stars of Supernatural — he’s also become a daddy who’s just welcomed his third child, a beautiful baby girl.
Already the father to five-year-old Thomas Colton and three-year-old Shepherd, 34-year-old Padalecki has just welcomed little Odette Elliott into the world with wife and former Supernatural guest star, Genevieve Cortese Padalecki.
She made her big arrival on March 17, and her proud papa shared a pic of mom and bebe to Instagram along with the message, “Please welcome the newest Padalecki, Odette Elliott!! 👶🏼💗 I wanted to celebrate this special occasion by collaborating with one of my favorite brands, @popandsuki, to raise funds for two amazing causes: Planned Parenthood and Human Rights Campaign, who need our help now more than ever.”
He added, “Help us spread the love and joy Odette has brought us by monogramming your own heart tag. They are super limited edition so will run out quickly! Link to purchase is in my bio. I can’t wait to see how you guys are personalizing your hearts! 💗😍”
And her big bros? Apparently, “Tom and Shep can’t wait” to meet “Sissy :)” So sweet!
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(h/t People; photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)