Kyle Newman and Jaime King Welcome Son Leo Thames
Somebody call Taylor Swift: Her godson is here!
Jaime King welcomed her second child with her husband, director Kyle Newman, on Thursday, July 16, she announced Monday on Instagram.
“Kyle and I named our second son Leo Thames Newman,” the former Hart of Dixie star tells JustJared.com.
“Our family couldn’t be happier welcoming another little angel into this world. Thank you for all of the support and well wishes.”
“Jaime and Kyle were married by the River Thames and Leo means strong and powerful,” a source close to the family adds.
“We are SO happy to welcome to the world our new baby boy!” the actress captioned a family photo of the foursome in the hospital.
Newman added, “HE’S ARRIVED! So happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world. Born July 16th! Mom & Baby are well. Name coming soon.”
King, 36, confirmed the couple were expecting a sibling for 21-month-old son James Knight in February, days before she showed off her beginning belly at an Oscars after party.
But the parents-to-be weren’t the only ones eagerly awaiting the baby’s arrival: In March, King appointed one of her best friends, Swift, as the godmother.
“And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby @kylenewman – we all love you!” she wrote.
King later told PEOPLE of her decision, “It was really because of her morals and her values and the way that she treats people and how hard-working she is and her family and how close she is to them.”
Despite it being her second pregnancy, King told PEOPLE it was “just as sacred” — and was proud to show off her growing baby belly.
“To me, it wasn’t racy or sexy. The reason why I posted that photo was as an advocate and as an activist for women’s bodies,” she said of daring to bare her bump.
Not only have the couple been busy putting together the perfect nursery for both the new baby and big brother James Knight, but the parents-to-be have also been deciding on a name.
“I want my child to feel strong in life and in business and what they do, but it’s still romantic at the same time … It’s not easy, but I like classic and eclectic mixed together so it’s a bit of both of my worlds at the same time,” the expectant actress, and new brand ambassador for A Pea in the Pod, told PEOPLE.
— Anya Leon