Married since October 2016, actors Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci just became first-time parents to a baby boy

By Colleen Cronin
September 12, 2019 01:47 PM
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Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci are officially parents!

The Flash actor, 31, and Designated Survivor actress, 32, welcomed a baby boy named Robert Amell V on Thursday, Sept. 12, they both shared on Instagram.

“Today we welcome Robert Amell V into the world but also find out that being triple extra pregnant increases your odds of birthing Gollum,” the new mom joked alongside a snapshot of her baby boy grasping a finger.

“And now everything is different,” Amell captioned a similar image, sharing his son’s name.

Baby Robert is the couple’s first child together.

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Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci’s son, Robert V
| Credit: Robbie Amell/Instagram; Inset: Gregg DeGuire/Getty
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Italia Ricci (L) and Robbie Amell
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Amell and Ricci were married in October 2016, but have been together since 2008. The couple got engaged in August 2014, just one month after celebrating their six-year anniversary.

Ricci and Amell announced that they were expecting in a funny April Instagram post, with both showing off their bellies. “One of us is actually pregnant,” Amell joked in his caption.

Other celebrities — including Ricci’s Designated Survivor costar Kal Penn and Amell’s The DUFF costar Bella Thorne — congratulated the couple and sent them well wishes on social media.

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Ricci has been offering hilarious glimpses of her pregnancy journey over the last few months, showing off her baby bump in a variety of poses on Instagram, complete with cheeky captions.

“Running out of womb with months to go. I kid you not,” she captioned a black-and-white shot in late June, which put her bare belly front and center.

Another funny photo, posted on June 1, saw the actress eating ice cream out of a bowl — which was situated atop her belly for easy access. She wrote alongside it, “I knew this kid would be good for something.”

Amell praised Ricci on social media, captioning a seemingly candid image of the pair on Aug. 21, “My pregnant wife is the strongest person I’ve ever met. So if you can, give your mom a hug, because having watched Italia carry our son for 9 months, I know that it’s harder than anything I’ll ever have to do and she’s doing a better job than I ever could. I’m a very lucky man.”