On Saturday, February 28, Sara Gilbert gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Gilbert’s co-hosts in The Talk shared the news on the show’s March 2nd episode. They shared a photo of the baby, named Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry. “Our very own Sara and her wife Linda are the proud parents of a new baby boy and both mother and child are doing well,” co-host Julie Chen said on the show.
Gilbert also revealed her pregnancy in the talk show after she declined to join her co-hosts in a segment that required them to participate in a dare that involved having a bed of nails placed on their stomachs. “I really do believe in facing your fears and doing things that make you uncomfortable, but I actually can’t do the dare because I’m pregnant,” Gilbert said to her stunned co-hosts.
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Gilbert and Perry started dating in 2011, right after Gilbert came out as a lesbian. They married just last year. Prior to her career as a talk show host, Gilbert made a name for herself for her role in the sitcom Roseanne. Perry, on the other hand, sang vocals for 4 Non Blondes. She now works as a record producer, scoring hits with such acts as Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, and Adam Lambert.
Gilbert and Perry were spotted shopping days before Gilbert gave birth. Sara, wearing a casual outfit that covered her belly, was drinking a beverage alongside Perry. Rhodes is Sara’s third child. She has two children – son Levi, 10, and daughter Sawyer, 7 – with her ex-partner for a decade, Ari Adler. The identity of Rhodes’ surrogate father is currently unknown, with Gilbert and Perry keeping the identity of their sperm donor a secret.
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Sara and Linda will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary on March 30, right as baby Rhodes becomes one month old.