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Outlander star Caitríona Balfe, 41, announces she’s welcomed a baby boy


Outlander star Caitríona Balfe, 41, announces she’s welcomed a baby boy after keeping her pregnancy secret

  • The Irish actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to make the surprise announcement alongside a picture of her baby’s hand and a lengthy caption 
  • She penned: ‘I’ve been off socials for a while as I was taking some time to enjoy cooking up this little human …. We are so grateful for this little soul’ 
  • Included in her announcement was touching words highlighting the plight of the people of Kabul and links to charities to donate and provide help 
  • Caitríona welcomed her son with husband Tony McGill, who she wed in 2019 

Outlander star Caitríona Balfe, 41, has welcomed a baby boy with her music producer husband Tony McGill after keeping her pregnancy under wraps. 

The Irish actress, who plays Claire Fraser in the hit show, took to Instagram on Wednesday to make the surprise announcement alongside a black and white shot showing her holding her baby’s hand and a lengthy, impassioned caption. 

She penned: ‘I’ve been off socials for a while as I was taking some time to enjoy cooking up this little human …. We are so grateful for this little soul’.

Included in her announcement was touching words highlighting the plight of the people of Kabul and links to charities to donate and provide help. 

Her boy: Outlander star Caitríona Balfe, 41, has welcomed a baby boy with her husband Tony McGill after keeping her pregnancy under wraps

Her post went on: ‘That he chose us as his parents. I’m in awe of him already and can’t help stare and wonder at all the possibilities of who he will become, where he will go and what he’ll do on the big adventure of his life…

‘Right now he seems so small and fragile and I constantly think how grateful I am that I live in a place, in a time where he is born into peace and safety…

‘Yet at the same time I see so many in the world right now that aren’t afforded that same privilege and opportunity who are born into famine or war and how unjust it is that the same safety isn’t there for all children…

‘Here in the west we have so much, we are so lucky and so if you’d like to join me in supporting any of the wonderful charities that need help trying to give those that are forgotten dignity and hope… 

Sweet: The Irish actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to make the surprise announcement alongside a black and white shot showing her holding her baby's hand and a lengthy, impassioned caption

Sweet: The Irish actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to make the surprise announcement alongside a black and white shot showing her holding her baby’s hand and a lengthy, impassioned caption

Her love: She welcomed her son with her husband Tony McGill, who she wed in 2019 (pictured in 2017)

Her love: She welcomed her son with her husband Tony McGill, who she wed in 2019 (pictured in 2017)

‘We can give the gift of peace and safety and opportunity to a few more children … @wchildcancer @chooselove @unicef @refugees’. 

Tony and Caitriona wed in 2019. Filming for Outlander season six wrapped in June, meaning Caitriona would have been keeping her baby news under wraps on set. 

Her baby news comes after Caitriona detailed her struggle while working as a model in her early career in the fashion industry, prior to going into acting.

In January, she reflected on her time as a model in a candid chat on the Thanks A Million podcast with Angela Scanlon.

Career: Caitriona plays Claire Fraser in the show (pictured with Sam Heughan)

Career: Caitriona plays Claire Fraser in the show (pictured with Sam Heughan)

Looking back, Caitriona, who plays Claire Fraser in the show, hit out at the ‘s**t agencies’ she worked with in the past as she criticised the ‘weird balance of power’ in the industry as a whole.

The actress worked in advertising campaigns with brands like Chanel, Dolce And Gabanna and Balenciaga for a period of ten years before going into acting. 

While she didn’t name companies, Caitriona said: ‘You’re supposed to automatically be this fun, interesting, edgy person that fashion people want to be around. But then at the same time you have to be so skinny and so androgynous. 

‘There was always people doing better and constantly being compared to people. I think, as a young woman in your teens and twenties, it’s hard enough. 

Thoughts: Caitriona (pictured in 2002 at a Victoria's Secret show) said: 'You're supposed to automatically be this fun, interesting, edgy person that fashion people want to be around'

Thoughts: Caitriona (pictured in 2002 at a Victoria’s Secret show) said: ‘You’re supposed to automatically be this fun, interesting, edgy person that fashion people want to be around’

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