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22nd Sep 2020

You’s Penn Badgley and wife Domino Kirke welcome first child together

Jade Hayden

A massive congratulations to the pair.

Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke have welcomed their first child together.

Badgley, who is best known for starring in Netflix’s You and Gossip Girl, and singer Kirke welcomed their first child in August of this year.

Domino confirmed the news on her Instagram account this week, sharing a photo of some placenta art (placenart) and the hashtag ’40 days postpartum.’

“His heart shaped home,” she wrote.

The couple announced that they were expecting a child together earlier this year. Domino took to Instagram to share the happy news, revealing that she and Penn had experienced two previous miscarriages.

“Pregnancy after loss is a whole other thing,” she wrote. “After two miscarriages in a row we were ready to call it. I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done.

“When I was pregnant at 25, I knew nothing. I had no community. I dove in blissfully unaware about birth and its mysteries.

“Now, with 10 years’ worth of experience to pull from, I treasure my birth community and the knowledge I have. You’re already teaching us how to stay in the day in a way we’ve never had to, little one. Thank you.”

Domino is also mother to a son from another relationship, 12-year-old Cassius. This is Penn’s first child.

Penn and Domino have been together since 2014. They married in a New York courthouse in early 2017 and Domino announced that they were expecting their first child in February of this year.

Badgley has kept his personal life largely private, opting not to comment on the pregnancy.

Elsewhere, the actor has been busy preparing for the eagerly anticipated third season of Netflix’s You. Returning as the murderous Joe, Badgley will commence filming again with the rest of the cast later this year. 

Series co-creator Sera Gamble recently told Badgley during an interview video call that season two’s cliffhanger of the mysterious woman in the back garden will, of course, be addressed.

“I want to ask you about what we’re going to do here but you can’t really tell us,” said Badgley.

Gamble replied: “It’s pretty obvious when we were filming this that we were careful not to show too much of her because that role hasn’t technically been cast yet.

“But there’s lots to come with that neighbour.”


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