Jared Padalecki, star of the CW's drama series Supernatural, and wife Genevieve Cortese welcomed a second son into the world on Sunday.
Padalecki joined what has apparently become a celebrity trend when he announced the good news on Twitter.
These days it's common to see celebrities announce pregnancies and births on the social network. It seems that the days when that kind of news was announced via a publicist are long gone.
Jessica Simpson, Molly Sims, and Tori Spelling all used Twitter to let the world know they were expecting.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z announced the much-anticipated birth of their daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Twitter back in 2012. Other stars such as Roselyn Sánchez and Fergie posted birth announcements on Twitter.
Ok. For real 😉 My amazingly strong wife home-birthed a happy and healthy baby boy last night :). Please send love :))
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) December 24, 2013
Padalecki and Cortese married in February 2010. They also have a 21 month-old son, Thomas.
— Genevieve Padalecki (@realGpad) November 29, 2013
I'm incredibly grateful for my loving family pic.twitter.com/xJECxTDOki
— Genevieve Padalecki (@realGpad) November 28, 2013
Padalecki, who was born in San Antonio, TX, has obviously been following his home state's Dallas Cowboys and their injured quarterback Tony Romo. He took the opportunity to boast about the fact that his wife gave birth to their latest addition without the aid of anesthesia:
romo got an epidural?? my wife @realGpad birthed an 8 and a half pound baby without an epidural. whats his excuse?????
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) December 25, 2013
Padalecki has been a part of Supernatural since it premiered in 2005. He plays the role of Sam Winchester opposite Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester. The two brothers continue their father's legacy by fighting demons, ghosts, and other supernatural beings that threaten the world.
Cortese stepped into the role of Ruby, a demon with questionable allegiance, in Season Four, replacing Katie Cassidy who filled the role in Season Three.
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