Celebrity Parents Van Jones Welcomes Baby Girl with Friend Noemi as 'Conscious Co-Parents' "It's a concept that I hope more people will explore and consider," Van Jones says of conscious co-parenting while announcing the arrival of his baby girl with his friend, Noemi By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 12, 2022 05:49 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Van Jones is celebrating a new addition to his modern family. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, 53, advocated for "conscious co-parenting" Saturday as he announced in a statement shared with PEOPLE that he welcomed a baby girl this month with his friend, Noemi. "After the COVID lockdown, I got clear that I wanted another kid. I discovered that my friend Noemi also wanted a baby. So we decided to join forces and become conscious co-parents," he said. "It's a concept that I hope more people will explore and consider. "This month we welcomed to Earth a baby girl, whom we will raise as coparenting partners. This is a special time for our families. I feel grateful, joyful and blessed. As we create a safe and loving environment for this blessed young soul, I respectfully ask for privacy. Thank you for all the love and support," Jones added. Van Jones Says He Thinks Kim Kardashian Will Be an 'Unbelievable' Lawyer: 'She Hasn't Let Up' Jones' announcement marks his third time becoming a dad. He also shares two sons with ex-wife Jana Carter, whom he married in 2005. They announced their split to PEOPLE in 2018. RELATED VIDEO: Van Jones Reacts to His First-Ever Times Square Billboard "We will continue raising our kids together, running our businesses together and supporting each other's growth," the exes said in a joint statement at the time. "There is no beef or drama — just evolution." The commentator previously breathed a sigh of relief as a father during his heartfelt reaction to President Joe Biden unseating Donald Trump in November 2020. "It's easier to be a parent this morning. It's easier to be a dad. It's easier to tell your kids 'character matters.' It matters. Telling the truth matters. Being a good person matters," Jones said on CNN.