Laura Benanti announces arrival of second daughter, Louisa Georgia, via surrogate


Younger star Laura Benanti announces arrival of second daughter, Louisa Georgia, via surrogate: ‘Welcome to the world’

Laura Benanti announced that she welcomed a baby daughter via surrogate in a post shared to Instagram on Saturday.

The performer, 42, uploaded two snaps of her eldest daughter Ella, five, bonding with her newborn sister, Louisa Georgia, who was swaddled in a blanket.

The Younger actress shares her two girls with husband, Patrick Brown.

Arrival: Laura Benanti announced that she welcomed a baby daughter via surrogate in a post shared to Instagram on Saturday

Benanti began her message by unveiling her baby daughter’s name and noting that the she was born in the early hours of Saturday morning.  

‘Please welcome to the world Louisa Georgia Benanti-Brown. On July 9th at 2:43am we were blessed with the arrival of our second daughter,’ captioned the star.

The Tony-winning actress did point out, however, that bringing another child into her family’s life was not an easy task.

‘Like many, the journey towards growing our family has had many challenges,’ she wrote.

New addition: The performer, 42, uploaded two snaps of her eldest daughter Ella, five, bonding with her newborn sister, Louisa Georgia, who was swaddled in a blanket

New addition: The performer, 42, uploaded two snaps of her eldest daughter Ella, five, bonding with her newborn sister, Louisa Georgia, who was swaddled in a blanket 

Baby girl: Benanti began her message by unveiling her baby daughter's name and noting that the she was born in the early hours of Saturday morning

Baby girl: Benanti began her message by unveiling her baby daughter’s name and noting that the she was born in the early hours of Saturday morning 

Benanti then took time to thank Louisa’s surrogate mother.

‘However, our journey has also been marked by the privilege to pursue different paths to grow our family. Specifically, our remarkable surrogate (an angel-on-earth) who carried our precious girl and delivered her into our arms,’ she noted.

Benanti said her surrogate has ‘an other-worldly generosity of spirit, body, and kindness that can never be repaid.’

She then described daughters Ella and Louise as her ‘rainbow babies’ and referred to them as ‘rainbow sisters.’

Grateful: Benanti said her surrogate has 'an other-worldly generosity of spirit, body, and kindness that can never be repaid'

Grateful: Benanti said her surrogate has ‘an other-worldly generosity of spirit, body, and kindness that can never be repaid’ 

Benanti and her current husband Patrick Brown married back in 2015. The performer was formerly married to Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron, although they divorced in 2006.

The cast member of The Detour later married Steven Pasquale, and they amicably divorced in 2013.

She later tied the knot with Brown, and they brought Ella into their lives two years after their wedding.

Love: The Supergirl actress shares her two girls with husband, Patrick Brown

Love: The Supergirl actress shares her two girls with husband, Patrick Brown 

Benanti spoke about parenthood in an interview with SheKnows, where she noted that it helped her come to a greater understanding of her own mother’s personality.

She stated, ‘Mothers are just people. And that is hard to know when you’re a child. It wasn’t until I had my daughter five years ago that I was like, “Oh, my mom is a person.”‘

The actress added: ‘My mom is a person, my dad is a person, my stepdad is a person, and everyone was really doing the best that they could.’ 

Parenthood: Benanti spoke about parenthood in an interview with SheKnows , where she noted that it helped her come to a greater understanding of her own mother's personality

Parenthood: Benanti spoke about parenthood in an interview with SheKnows , where she noted that it helped her come to a greater understanding of her own mother’s personality 

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