The celeb baby boom just got another addition! Timeless star Matt Lanter and his wife, Angela, welcomed a baby girl over the holidays, confirming the news on Instagram with a series of adorable snaps and some sweet words for their new daughter.
“Welcome to the world my little angel,” the actor captioned the first photo of his new daughter. In the pic, Lanter and his wife sit in a hospital bed, holding their new bundle and sharing an affectionate moment.
Angela, who runs the lifestyle website Hello Gorgeous, shared a similar sentiment while also revealing the name that they chose.
“I never knew how much I loved your daddy until I saw how much he loves you,” she captioned a series of pics of their first moments with their newborn.
“[Matt] and I are thrilled to introduce you to our new bundle of joy! MacKenlee Faire Lanter was born on December 30th and weighed in at 6 lbs 11 oz and 20″ long,” she wrote. “She’s the sweetest little angel baby ever.”
The Lanters first revealed they were expecting back in August, a moment they shared with a few Star Wars jokes in reference to Matt’s time on The Clone Wars. “HUGE NEWS! We have a Jedi joining the family in 2018!” they said at the time. “We sense The Force is strong with this one!”
2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for the family: After a few days in jeopardy, Lanter’s most recent show, Timeless, was saved from cancellation earlier this year, and will return for a second season. And, of course, new baby MacKenlee is sure to be a handful as she grows — something Angela has already acknowledged. “This week has been filled with so much love, happy tears and, yes, sleepless nights,” she wrote, “but we’re blissfully in love with this sweet girl of ours.”
According to the happy new parents, the meaning of little MacKenlee’s name, as well as more details of the birth story, can be heard on an upcoming episode of the couple’s podcast, Hello Bump. Congrats to the growing family!
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