A few months ago, we were so excited to learn that ’90s teen movie couple Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. were expecting their second child. Because how could you not want to procreate again after giving birth to their sweet little daughter Charlotte Grace? Well, Charlotte is now a very proud big sister—and we know this because the family’s rep just announced that Sarah gave birth to a little boy!
“Sarah Michelle and Freddie Prinze, Jr. are thrilled to announce that they welcomed a baby son into the world this past week,” their rep told Us Weekly. “Mother and baby are doing great. And Charlotte is VERY excited to be a big sister.” This makes me all warm and fuzzy inside, and not just because the Prinzes now have a mini-Sarah and a — if genetics are anything to go by — mini-Freddie. What I really like from this story is that it’s personal and engaging with the fans, but also still retains a sense of privacy.
Consider these relevant points:
1) The announcement came out today, but Sarah gave birth sometime last week.
2) There’s the personal detail about Charlotte being psyched to be a big sister, so we feel included in the news.
3) But notice how they didn’t reveal the kid’s name, like other celebrities do either before the birth or when drafting the birth announcement.
Sarah and Freddie have always come across as one of those great, low-key Hollywood couples who don’t seek out extra attention. It’s not like this story includes an anecdote about Sarah pulling her baby out of her, a la Kourtney Kardashian; and the fact that her kid is a week old and she’s resisted the urge to do a People cover like Snooki shows the difference between one kind of star and another.