Dave Grohl, Wife Have a Girl
Violet is the first child for the Foo Fighters frontman and wife Jordyn
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and his wife, Jordyn Blum, welcomed their first child, Violet Maye, on Saturday, April 15, in Los Angeles, Grohl’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Named for the singer’s grandmother, Violet weighs 6 lbs., 15 oz., and measures 21 inches – or as her rocker dad describes her, “just perfect.”
Father, mother and child are happy and healthy, says the rep.
Grohl, 37, wed Blum, 29, a former MTV producer, at their Los Angeles home on Aug. 2, 2003, before guests including Clive Davis and Grohl’s former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic.
It was the first marriage for Blum and the second for Grohl, who was divorced from photographer Jennifer Youngblood in 1997.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins first revealed that the couple were expecting in an MTV interview early this year. “We’re going to be touring Europe in January and February, but we’ve got to be home by March, because Dave and his wife are having a baby,” Hawkins said, adding, “but I probably wasn’t supposed to tell you that.”
After the Foo Fighters failed to win a Grammy in February, Grohl pointed to his pregnant wife and said, “I don’t need Grammys anymore, baby! I’m retiring. I’m going to write a children’s book. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do when you have kids? Or form a kid’s band.”
Grohl added that he’d been playing music to his unborn child: “Likes the Beatles. Doesn’t really get down to the Beach Boys. Digs Mozart.”