He's Here! Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke Welcome Their First Child
Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke previously endured "two miscarriages in a row" before the arrival of their first child
Welcome to the world, baby Badgley!
"His heart shaped home ❣️ #40dayspostpartum," she shared, along with a photo of the placenta which was printed on a piece of paper.
Badgley, 33, and Kirke, 36, began dating in 2014. They married in February 2017 during a small courthouse ceremony attended by the bride's family members, including sisters Jemima Kirke and Lola Kirke.
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The miscarriages left the couple feeling "ready to call it."
"I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done," wrote Kirke, who's also mom to son Cassius Riley, born in 2009. "As a birth attendant, I've seen and heard it all. It takes everything I've got to detach lovingly from the losses I've been present for and be in my own experience."
"When I was pregnant at 25, I knew nothing. I had no community. I dove in blissfully unaware about birth and its mysteries," she continued. "Now, with 10 years worth of experience to pull from, I treasure my birth community and the knowledge I have."
Kirke addressed her unborn child in conclusion, writing, "You're already teaching us how to stay in the day in a way we've never had to, little one. Thank you."
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Lola shared a family snap from the day on Instagram with the caption, "When someone gets married in a courthouse, it's really an open invitation to everyone but the beautiful bride to explore all that fashion has to offer. Here, I try a look simply called 'Pants,' as Cassius goes for 'That Dude from #incubus' and Jemima experiments with 'Off to Therapy!' Congratulations @dominokirke. We love you."
Badgley (who has studied the Bahá'í faith) opened up about his affection for his wife in a September 2018 interview with PEOPLE, saying, "I don't think I could truly value human love until I developed divine love."
"[Domino and I] very much had a romantic beginning, and I think that you discover in marriage that what sustains a marriage for decades — there are less and less people who can tell us this — but I think it has something to do with [divine] love," added the star.