Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz welcomes first child, girl, with husband David Stanley: ‘Our hearts have burst wide’
Former Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz and her husband David Stanley have officially welcomed their first child together.
The actress confirmed their daughter’s arrival in a post shared on her Instagram on Friday, featuring a black and white portrait of herself cradling the newborn in a hospital bed.
“Our hearts have burst wide open,” wrote the South Korean-born star, who ensured David was tagged in the post.
She’s here! Former Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz and her husband David Stanley have officially welcomed their first child together. The actress confirmed their daughter’s arrival in a post shared on her Instagram on Friday, which included a black and white portrait of herself cradling the newborn in a hospital bed.
In the hospital photo, Ushkowitz’s girl was wrapped in a blanket with her face out of the picture.
What was visible was the newborn’s tiny hand peeking through the blanket as… she rested on her mother’s chest.
Ushkowitz was dressed in a hospital gown and she also had a brand new “mom” necklace from the Ef collection.
Not long after sharing the baby news, the proud new mother thanked the jeweler’for the mommy necklace to welcome the girl to the world @efcollection.’
Wedding Vows: Their daughter’s arrival comes 11 months after getting married in a small ceremony in Hollywood; the couple pictured in 2021
Proud Mom: Ushkowitz was dressed in a hospital gown and she also had a brand new “mom” necklace from the Ef collection. Not long after sharing the baby news, the proud new mom thanked the jeweler ‘for the mommy necklace to welcome the baby girl into the world @efcollection’
The happy couple announced in late January that they were expecting their first child along with another black and white Instagram photo showing Stanley with his hand on his wife’s growing baby bump.
“Our hearts are so full… Baby Girl Stanley is coming in June,” she gushed in her post’s caption.
The pair received some celebratory comments from their celebrity friends, such as Marla Sokoloff, who said, “I. BEN. SO. HERE. IN FRONT OF. THIS ONE.’
Glee co-star Max Adler commented: ‘Congratulations!!!!!’ with some emojis in the heart, while Christine Ko added: ‘Ahhh congratulations Jenna!!! So happy for you both!!!’
New bundle of joy: Ushkowitz and Stanley announced their baby news on January 26 in a post shared on the star’s Instagram, which also revealed the gender of their child
Glowing: The actress shared photos of herself during her pregnancy
Ushkowitz and Stanley first met on a date after connecting through the dating app Hinge in 2018.
They finally got engaged in August 2020 and tied the knot in July last year at the historic Lombardi House in the heart of Hollywood for 104 of their closest friends and relatives.
Ushkowitz is best known for playing the role of Tina Cohen-Chang in the Fox comedy-drama musical Glee, throughout its six-season run that began in 2009 and lasted through 2015.
She has also won two Tony Awards for her work as a producer on the Broadway musical Once on This Island, and has been recognized for her performances in Broadway musicals such as The King And I and Waitress.
Breakthrough Role: The actress is best known for her role on Glee during the six-season series that began in 2009; the cast is pictured (above) Chord Overstreet, Harry Shum Jr., Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron, Iqbal Theba, Heather Morris, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch. (bottom row) Kevin McHale, Mark Salling (floor), Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison