Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Padalecki (formerly Genevieve Cortese) are new, happy parents to their first-born child. A name has not been announced yet, but Jared used his Twitter account on Monday night to simply announce, "It's a boy!"
We may be waiting a while on a name announcement, as the couple has been quite public about their desire to not name the baby before birth. "We've thrown around countless names, probably every one in the books, and a few that we kind of made up, but we both agree that we'd like to meet our child before we decide on a name," Jared says, "We want to get a feel for who this kid is before we name him."
The Padalecki baby was born in Seattle, which is not far from where Jared and Genevieve met. Jared and Genevieve first met on the set of Supernatural, which is filmed in Vancouver. The couple married in 2010, and in October of 2011, announced Genevieve's pregnancy. Again using Twitter as a platform, they not only announced the pregnancy, but also requested that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in lieu of receiving gifts for the baby. Jared and Genevieve promised to match the donations dollar-for-dollar, and fans have responding by raising well over $37,000 for the children's hospital.
Jared Padalecki, who portrays Sam Winchester on Supernatural and was also a popular character on Gilmore Girls, is hoping that the hit show is renewed for another season. He enjoys working on the show, with his cast and crew, and also expresses that working on the show gives him the flexibility that he now needs as a father. He reports that when telling the Supernatural producers about Genevieve's pregnancy, they automatically offered him some time off, about which he says, "You can't do that if you're doing some big movie with Tom Cruise."
We are all hoping we get to see another season of Supernatural as well, and we wish the Padalecki family the best.