Outlander star Caitríona Balfe and her music producer husband Tony McGill have welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
The Irish actress, who plays Claire Fraser on the hit TV show, took to Instagram to make the surprise announcement.
“I’ve been off socials for a while as I was taking some time to enjoy cooking up this little human …. We are so grateful for this little soul ….that he chose us as his parents,” she wrote.
“I’m in awe of him already and can’t help stare and wonder at all the possibilities of who he will become, where he will go and what he’ll do on the big adventure of his life.
“Right now he seems so small and fragile and I constantly think how grateful I am that I live in a place, in a time where he is born into peace and safety and yet at the same time I see so many in the world right now that aren’t afforded that same privilege and opportunity … who are born into famine or war and how unjust it is that the same safety isn’t there for all children.
“Here in the west we have so much, we are so lucky and so if you’d like to join me in supporting any of the wonderful charities that need help trying to give those that are forgotten dignity and hope, we can give the gift of peace and safety and opportunity to a few more children…”
Production for the sixth season of Outlander wrapped in June, suggesting that the actress may have kept her baby news under wraps on set.
Back in 2019, there was speculation that she may be pregnant, which Caitríona slammed, tweeting: “To all those who think it’s appropriate to ask. No, I’m not pregnant, just having my period and was bloated…. so yeah… thanks for asking.”
— Caitríona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) June 4, 2019
The couple have reportedly been together since 2015, with the actress revealing that her husband prefers them to keep things private.
“He’s a very shy person and he doesn’t like much talking about him,” she told The Independent in 2018. “I met him through one of my best friends, which I think is the best kind of introduction you can get.”
Congratulations Caitríona and Tony!