Shameless actress Emmy Rossum and her husband, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, welcomed a daughter on Monday, May 24, completely taking everyone by surprise. Fans of the actress were shocked when she shared the news on her Instagram account with a series of maternity photos.
Captioning the pics “5.24.21. On a sunny Monday morning, at 8:13AM, we welcomed our daughter into the world.” The first photo shows The Phantom of The Opera star staring directly at the camera in a black and white shot with a baby bump. The second shot shows her and her husband, and the final pic is a closeup of her daughter’s footprint.
Those who were excited by the news took to the comments section with sweet messages for the new family. Comedian Chelsea Handler commented, “I love it! Congratulations, mama!” While Gabrielle Union commented, “Congratulations mama!!”
Rossum even shared the exciting news on her Twitter account sharing a different picture.
Shortly after her post, Rossum shared another stunning photo of her standing on a windowsill with the caption “Two weeks before our daughter was born.”
Rossum and Esmail kept the news of the pregnancy a secret from everyone by only posting photos of Rossum on her Instagram account from the waist up. The news of her pregnancy also explains why she didn’t make an appearance on the Shameless series finale back in April.
Shameless writer John Wells told The Hollywood Reporter that “Emmy wanted to come back” but COVID restrictions made it difficult.”
Rossum and Esmil started dating in 2013 and tied the knot back in 2017. Keeping their personal lives off of social media, they use their platforms to promote political messages, which explains why they didn’t share the news of their pregnancy.
Congrats to the new family!
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