America Ferrera is a new mom for the second time. The Ugly Betty star finally announced that she has given birth to her second child.
Mother’s Day announcement
Ferrera made the announcement on Mother’s Day through her Instagram account. Together with a photo of the newborn’s little hands, Ferrera revealed that they named their child Lucia Marisol Williams.
The 36-year old mom of two also put in the caption about how her daughter arrived just in time for Mother’s Day.
“Lucia Marisol Williams arrived on May 4th to give me my Mother’s Day hugs and kisses herself,” Ferrera wrote.
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????LUCIA MARISOL WILLIAMS ????arrived on May 4th to give me my Mother’s Day hugs and kisses herself. Mama, Dada & Big Brother are over the moon to welcome her bright light to our family. ???? Quarantine may have canceled her Baby Shower but it didn’t stop us from collecting and delivering essential supplies to #YesWeCanMobileSchools – spaces for moms and children at the border to learn, play, and stay safe through these hard times. Dear friends, if you’re considering sending Lucia a gift, please donate to @yeswecanwf in her name. Or make a donation today in honor of the Moms you love! Visit www.yeswecan.world for more info. Thank you @elsamariecollins @evalongoria & @thisisabouthumanity for organizing the baby shower and donations! And thank you to to all my friends and loved ones who donated gifts to support these beautiful families! Enjoy the video of your gifts reaching families! #WelcomeLucia #FamilyOfFour #MayTheFourth #MothersDay
She then went on to say that the whole family is “over the moon” in welcoming the bright light that their daughter has brought. Greetings of congratulations from the star’s friends flooded in her comments section.
The proud dad also posted the same image on his own Instagram page. He introduced and welcomed their daughter and even called her “the most exquisite little creature.”
Baby shower gifts
Aside from welcoming their second child, the couple also mentioned in their posts about turning baby gifts into a donation.
The Superstore star revealed that the current quarantine situation caused them to cancel the baby shower for Lucia. It was supposed to be hosted by Eva Longoria and Elsa Collins.
The canceled party didn’t stop them from collecting supplies for migrant families though. The Ferrera-Williams have been advocating in helping mothers and children waiting for asylum in Mexico.
So instead of asking for gifts for their baby, they are urging their families and friends to donate instead to Yes We Can World Foundation.
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My sneaky and dear husband @ryanpierswilliams surprised me with a zoom birthday party yesterday! I have to be honest, I’ve seen a million of these posted and thought “how could that be fun?”. But as you can see from these pictures, I was completely overwhelmed with joy & love! I had no idea how much I wanted to be with my community and to see the faces I love so much! @ryanpierswilliams you turned my quarantine birthday into one of the most joyous and memorable! You filled me with love and cake and ended it with a virtual dance party!! You are the best. So grateful for community and friendship and love. #birthdaygirl #besthusband #virtual #surprise #danceparty (@priyaparker how do you grade this gathering? ????) #togetherapart
It’s a foundation that supports migrant families and children in the United States and Mexico. Ferrera’s family has partnered with them together with This Is About Humanity, a community dedicated to raising awareness about families in vulnerable communities.
“Dear friends, if you’re considering sending Lucia a gift, please donate to @yeswecanwf in her name. Or make a donation today in honor of the Moms you love!” wrote Ferrera.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress closed her message with a thank you for all her friends and loved ones who donated gifts to support the vulnerable families.
America Ferrera and her husband also have a two-year-old son, Sebastian Piers Williams.
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