Lauren Bush Lauren has given birth to her third son with Ralph Lauren heir David Lauren.
The 36-year-old, who is the granddaughter of late former President George H.W. Bush, shared the joyful news on Instagram, where she revealed that the couple has named their latest arrival Robert Rocky, after the ‘majestic’ mountain range where they were married in 2011.
Sharing a sweet snap of herself cradling her newborn, the proud mother, who gave birth in New York City, wrote: ‘Welcome to the world baby Robert Rocky Lauren, born on April 10th at 11:53am! We are so in love and happy that you have come to complete our wolf pack.’
Lauren went on to share that the couple chose the name Robert in honor of her maternal grandfather, Robert E. Smith, but that the baby boy will go by Rocky.
Overjoyed: 36-year-old Lauren Bush Lauren has welcomed her third son, Robert Rocky, with Ralph Lauren heir David
Heartwarming: Lauren and David shared the news of their son’s arrival on Instagram, revealing that they named him Robert Rocky, after the mountain range where they were married in 2011
Baby boy: ‘We wish for you a happy, healthy, and purpose-filled life with so much love and goodness all your days!’ Lauren, seen sleeping alongside her newborn in hospital, wrote
Growing brood: The couple have two other sons together, James, five, and Max, two
‘We will call you Rocky after the majestic Rocky Mountains where @davidlauren and I were married and where we both grew up going,’ she continued. ‘Robert is my late grandfather’s name and classically cool.
‘We wish for you a happy, healthy, and purpose-filled life with so much love and goodness all your days! We already love you to the [moon] and infinity and beyond!’
Proud dad David also made his own Instagram announcement about the arrival of the couple’s new addition, expressing his joy at becoming a father to another little boy, who weighed 7lbs 10oz and measured 19.75 inches tall at birth.
The fashion heir also revealed that Rocky’s name was not only inspired by the location of their wedding, but also his ‘favorite movie character’.
‘We are excited to announce that our son, Robert Rocky Lauren, was born Saturday at 11:53am in New York City, weighing 7lbs 10oz and measuring 19.75 inches tall,’ he wrote.
‘We have decided to call him Rocky as an ode to the beautiful Rocky Mountains where we were married, a place we both visited growing up, and a nod to my favorite movie character.
‘@laurenblauren is doing great and we can’t wait to introduce James and Max to their baby brother!’
The couple, who began dating in 2004, and tied the knot in September 2011, are already parents to sons, James, five, and Max, two, who was born just days after Lauren’s grandmother Barbara passed away.
David and Lauren were inundated with well wishes from their friends, family, and Instagram followers, including Dr. Oz’s daughter Daphne, and publishing heiress and socialite Amanda Hearst.
‘Awww so many congrats, Lauren,’ Amanda commented on the mother-of-three’s post, while Daphne added: ‘So beautiful! Congratulations love!’
Supermodel Christy Turlington also shared a sweet message for the couple, writing: ‘Welcome to the world, Robert. What a beautiful mama you have too.’
John Legend and Lily Aldridge also added their congratulations.
Significant: David and Lauren were married on a ranch in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado in September 2011, and chose to name their newborn after the ‘majestic’ location
Done? Lauren suggested that the couple are not planning to have anymore children, writing that Rocky has ‘completed their wolf pack’
Updates: The proud mom has shared several images of her growing bump since revealing that she was pregnant at the end of 2020
Lauren was one of George H.W. and Barbara’s 14 grandchildren, alongside her sister Ashley, who tied the knot in 2019, and her cousins, former First Daughters Jenna and Barbara.
Jenna and Barbara’s father, former President George W. is great uncle to Lauren’s three sons – who also boast a very famous relative on their father’s side: David’s father, designer Ralph Lauren.
News of the tot’s birth comes just four months after Lauren and David announced that they were expecting another child together.
‘We are excited to welcome baby #3 due next Spring!’ Lauren wrote at the time. ‘It has been strange and wonderful to incubate new life during this truly surreal year.’
In the post, Lauren also opened up about her struggle with morning sickness, joking that she has suffered ‘all-day sickness’ throughout the first months of her pregnancy. However she said that – despite her discomfort – the news has been a ‘ray of hope’ for their family amid the pandemic.
She concluded: ‘Morning sickness (more like all-day sickness) aside, it has been a major ray of hope in our lives as we look towards a brighter tomorrow in 2021! Sending [love] to all!’
David followed suit by sharing the news on his Instagram account, posting a picture of his young sons playing in the snow and writing: ‘Big news… We are getting a brother or a sister next year!’
The news was met with a slew of congratulatory messages from commenters, including several members of the couple’s famous families.
Today host Jenna shared her joy over the news, commenting: ‘So thrilled for you and your beautiful fam!’
Meanwhile, Lauren’s sister-in-law Sarahbeth, wife of Pierce Bush, wrote: ‘So excited!’
Excitement: Rocky’s birth comes four months after Lauren revealed she was pregnant by posting an ultrasound snap and writing, ‘We are excited to welcome baby #3 due next Spring!’
Together: Lauren and David, pictured in 2006, began dating in 2004, and tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Colorado in September 2011
Saved by the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley Lauren – who is married to Ralph Lauren’s nephew Greg – also celebrated the happy news, commenting on Lauren’s post: ‘We can’t wait!’
She added on David’s Instagram: ‘Love you guys!’
Lauren’s cousin George – son of Jeb Bush – chimed in: ‘Congratulations! Looking forward to adding another member of the family.’
The birth of baby Rocky comes less than a year after Lauren and David marked their ninth wedding anniversary, with Lauren posting a sweet Instagram tribute to her husband to celebrate the milestone.
‘Happy 9 year Anniversary to my one @davidlauren!’ she wrote.
‘If this pandemic has reinforced anything, it’s that I’m very lucky to get to do life with you through the good times and the tougher times. Here is to the next 90+ years together! Xo.’
David shared a similar sentiment in his own post, writing: ‘Lucky to have my one today and everyday…. 9 year anniversary!!’
Lauren met David at the Met Gala in 2004 when she was just 19 years old, and prior to the pandemic, the two returned to the high-profile social event almost every year after to celebrate the anniversary of their first meeting.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is such a special place for the couple that when it came time to propose to his lady love in 2010 he chose that very spot.
David suggested that they meet at the Met to look at some new pictures before attending a dinner nearby, but when Lauren arrived at the venue she was surprised that no one else was there but him.
The great outdoors: While the family is normally based in New York City, they have spent much of the year quarantining in the Hamptons
Politics: Despite being a member of the Republican dynasty, Lauren supported Democratic President-elect Joe Biden in the past election
The art work he wanted her to see was actually a series of photographs from their seven years together.
‘I created our own exhibition of our life together,’ David told Vogue in 2011. ‘And I got down on my knee and proposed.
‘Then we went outside and took a carriage ride with a clarinetist and a saxophonist following us.’
Throughout the pandemic, the couple, who are normally based in New York City, have spent much of their time away from the Big Apple, instead choosing to quarantine with their sons in the Hamptons.
The soon-to-be mother-of-three has clearly enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors with her young children, sharing several images over the past six months that show the family out and about in nature.
Most recently, Lauren and David posted images of James and Max playing in the snow, with Lauren writing: ‘Snow day, fun day! Experiencing the wonders of nature with these puppies is such a gift.’
Lauren, who is the founder of fashion-focused charity FEED, is currently working with Sarah Jessica Parker and her wine brand Invivo X to combat hunger by providing school means to more than 300,000 children internationally.
Lauren founded the non-profit in 2007 ‘after seeing the reality of childhood hunger firsthand while traveling with the World Food Program,’ according to her organization.