Lovely news for Zooey Deschanel and her husband Jacob Pechenik, who have welcomed their second child together.
A representative for the Elf and 500 Days of Summer star told PEOPLE magazine: ‘Zooey, Jacob and their daughter Elsie are overjoyed to welcome the newest member of their family’, whilst another source revealed to the title that the couple’s son had arrived last week in Los Angeles.
Zooey gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Elsie Otter, in July 2015, two months after their wedding, and the pair have stuck with the animal baby name theme for their son, as they’ve reportedly chosen the name Charlie Wolf.
The actress, 37, revealed the reasoning behind Elsie’s name during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March 2016.
‘Elsie’s kind of a classic name,’ she explained to the host of the same name. ‘A lot of people have grandmas and aunts named Elsie. And then the middle name can be a little wild.’
News of Zooey’s second pregnancy broke in January, when she was spotted in LA filming her hit TV comedy New Girl with a visible baby bump.
She told Redbook magazine during a cover interview the previous year that becoming a mum had made her feel more mature, saying: ‘I’ve never really felt like an adult. But I think it’s a huge accomplishment to have a child, so maybe I feel like an adult for that reason.’
‘I’ve slowed things down a bit. I think it’s good for your whole self – your creative self, your professional self, and just your soul — to take a little time for yourself and your family. You can spend your whole life going after things, but I think you risk missing out on some really powerful self-reflection.’
During the same interview, Zooey also opened up about her post-baby body, adding: ‘To expect someone to look like her pre-baby self immediately is odd, because you just grew a human and then birthed that human — there’s a lot that needs to go back to where it was. All your organs move around, for Christ’s sake!’