Natascha McElhone Welcomes Third Child

10/19/2008 at 11:00 AM ET

Californication star Natascha McElhone, 36, has given birth to her third child at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. No further information about the delivery has been given, including sex of the baby, a date, or birth details, but both mother and child are now back at their West London home.

The baby’s father and Natascha’s husband, plastic surgeon Dr. Martin Hirigoyen Kelly, passed away suddenly in May following a heart attack. The couple are also parents to sons Theo, 8, and Otis, 5. Of losing her husband and going forth alone, Natascha recently told the Times Online,

“I’ve never been one to believe in spirits, but I feel we’re allsuffused with him in different ways and that will live on, in me, inthe kids, in this new little one that’s just coming along. The amazingthing is how you can keep going if you have to.”

Source: The Mirror

Thanks to CBB readers Victoria and Pamela.

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Colby on

I’m so happy for her in what must be a bittersweet time…Congrats to the entire family.

Léa on

Her story is so sad… I really hope she and her kids will be alright even if she seems to have enough strengh to gon on..

She is brave..

what more can i add ?

Jennifer on

Oh, God bless their whole family. I have thought of them often and prayed for them. So often we think people who are famous and appear ‘perfect’ have it easy. I for one have found myself jealous of famous people from time to time. This family is the perfect example that we ALL are human and there is no such thing as ‘having a perfect life’. What an inspiration their family is to those who face tough times. May God bless them as they move forward with their lives and may they feel the spirit of ‘daddy’ around them always.

Mari on

I wish Natascha, Theo, Otis and the new baby all the very best in the coming years.

Congratulations on your new baby Natascha.

jenny on

Bittersweet… the only way to describe the joy of bringing a new life into the world without the joy of sharing it with your partner. I can only imagine the tears being shed and the innumberable conversations being had with her late husband as he watches over them. I wish this whole family the best.

Louise on

i repeat the sentement of many when i say it is very bittersweet. she seems like a very strong lady who will do her best to cope in a difficult situation.
congratulations to her and her family,and the best of luck for what the future brings them x

babyboopie on

Congratulations on your baby boy, Martin would be very proud of you all🙂

Colby on

babyboopie…how do you know its a boy?

DLR on

aw, that is so bittersweet. her late husband’s invention of the cream really is a wonderful legacy along with the three children. blessings to natasha in what is both a happy and sad time for her and her family.

mp on

All good thoughts & prayers to Natascha, Theo, Otis and the new baby. May you all heal and be blessed. As babyboopie said, Martin would be proud of you all.

CelebBabyLover on

I wonder why they haven’t released any details? I mean, obviously they had no problem releasing the genders, names, and birthdates (I’m assuming, anyway, since we know their ages) of their two older children.

Why be so secretive about this baby?

SAR on

I can understand why Natascha wouldn’t want to release too many details about the new baby. This is a time of happiness, but also a time of sadness, because her husband isn’t there to welcome their new child.

Deborah on

Congratulations and God Bless and give you strength in this time of need. Your husband would have been very proud of you.

Anna on

So sad, very bittersweet. Martin Kelly was a gift from above, I remember watching his plastic surgery programme to help those with tumours or difigurments.Such a lose.

I sincerely wish Natascha and her kids all the best and may Martin shine of them and guide them through life.

lilith on

“Why be so secretive about this baby?”
Well, maybe because her husband and the father of her baby died a few months ago, maybe she doesn’t know how to cope with all the sadness and joy in this particular situation, maybe because right now she just doesn’t want to give away any details to some people she does not know at all. Sorry, celebbabylover, but I find your comment about her being secretive a little bit strange (considering the situation).
Has she really released any details about her two older kids? Sex/ age are pretty obvious once babies grow older/ mom isn’t pregnant anymore and their names will eventually come up (remember Mary-Louise’s Parker daughter).

I wish her and her family strength in this difficult time. Many blessings.

Brandi on

Thank you lilith. I’m sure it is an insanely difficult time for her right now and she certainly doesnt owe us any information. I hope no one was feeling entitled to it? I can’t even begin to imagine all the emotions she must be dealing with and I can understand her wanting to keep to herself.

CelebBabyLover on

Brandi- I’ll be honest, I guess I WAS feeling intitled to the info about her baby. I admit I get frustrated when celebs don’t even release the gender of their baby.

Your and lilith’s explanations do make sense, though, and I apologize (both to you and to Natascha, although I’m sure she doesn’t read this blog)!

lilith on

Celebbabylover, that was a kind answer. Everybody makes sometimes comments others don’t understand or say something in the heat of the moment, I know I certainly do, and if I was a little bit rude to you (in my first answer), I’m sorry for that.
Have a nice day🙂.

Emily on

Congratulations on the new baby Natascha!! I know this is such a bittersweet time for you with the loss of your husband but he left you with such a precious gift to raise. Good Luck and may all be well.

babyboopie on

The reason I know it’s a boy as I was reading an article in the Times recently in which she revealed she was expecting a boy, her third son.

carrie on

my thoughts go out to Natascha and everything she has been through, mu husband died suddenly too, i hope though that she can realise she is so lucky to have three children and be so beautiful that she can earn a fortune as an actress and neutrogena model too, so she will be able to provide well for her children and give them all the love she can too. There are always people worse off though, I lost my husband too and im infertile so i never got to have a child with him and have that connection that way. And im broke too, and not beautiful either so there are more tragic situations ….

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