Chad Lowe Welcomes Daughter Mabel

05/20/2009 at 06:40 PM ET
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It’s a girl for Chad Lowe and girlfriend Kim Painter! The couple welcomed a daughter, Mabel Painter Lowe, last Saturday, May 16th in Los Angeles. Though no further details were released, the couple’s rep says, “Everybody is healthy and happy.”

Chad, 41, and Kim announced they were expecting in late January. Though they kept a low profile throughout Kim’s pregnancy, the first-time parents said they were taking in all of the advice they could, including “get a lot of sleep now!”

Chad, a television actor, won an Emmy for his role in Life Goes On and also appeared in hit shows including 24, ER, and Melrose Place. Chad and Kim began dating in January 2007.

Source: PEOPLE

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Ava on

I guess they kept it low profile, I didn’t even know they wee expecting..Congrats

Corrie on

Congratulations to them! I’m not too sure about Mabel, though… 🙂

Julia on

Congrats to them!! im not really a big fan of their name choice tho.

Angi on

Aww..that is joyous news.

Lauren on

Whenever I hear the name Mabel I remember the show with Helen Hunt where she named her daughter that because it stood for “mothers always bring extra love”. Cute! And I loved Chad on Life Goes On. Congrats to the family!

Brooke on

Sweet name…I love the name Mabel

Grace on

Very sweet name 🙂


Lucy on

I just know him because he was married to Hilary Swank.

brannon on

Love the name Mabel! (Mommy is very pretty 🙂 — not sure I’ve seen her before?) Congratulations to them both!

becka on

Mabel is ok.. but I had no idea Painter is a name… Congrats to the couple!!

Brooklyn on

Mabel’s not really my style, but Congrats to them both!

Andi on

Congrats! I love old-fashioned names like Mabel. They sound so pretty and feminine.

Kimber Christian on

Congratulations! I love the name Mabel! Can’t wait to see pics of her!

Sarah on

Ohh i love her name! Chad is a seriously underrated actor, and I bet he’ll be a fabulous father. Congrats to Chad and Kim!

Sam & Freya's Mum on

Congrats to the new parents! Was sad when his marriage to Hillary Swank broke up, glad he’s found happiness again with his (now) two girls! Not sure if I like the name, is kinda cute, but I can’t stop thinking of a horse called Mabel in a book one of my kids’ had, first thing that came to mind! – anyone else the same?, such as Leo the Lion, I always do that, and always think of a Lion when I hear of Leo – nothing against the name, just what it naturally makes me think of from childhood, lol.. on

Very cute name…love it!

Jeanie on

Awwww Mabel
Do you guys remember the show Mad about you????
They named their little girl Mabel because it was the acronym for
Moms always bring extra love !! or someting like that

Old fashioned but very sweet 🙂
Congrats to them !!

CTBmom on

Congrats to them. I like the name Mabel….I’m fond of old fashioned names.

michele on

I am SO happy for him. Can’t wait to see what she looks like!

Alex on

Congrats to them! Mabel is such an old fashioned name.

Michelle on

Wow – I didn’t even know that his girlfriend was expecting! That’s such a cute, old fashioned name. Congrats to them!

christina on

Congratulations to them!! He’s wanted to be a father for a long time, and now he has a baby daughter 🙂 I’ll bet she’s as gorgeous as her parents!

Cookie on

That is pretty old fashioned. Maybe it is after a relative or something. Not fond of the name, but glad the baby is healthy!

poohbear on

always think of the show MAD ABOUT YOU when i see the name Mabel
congrats to Chad and Kim

Merry on

Mabel is my eight year old daughter’s name, and we have absolutely loved it. We recently ran into another child who’s name was Mabel. I love the old names, and I am glad they are coming back. What a relief! 🙂 Congrats to the happy family!

ljc on

Congrats! I didn’t know they were having an 87 year old woman though!

Susan on

Always liked Chad and am loving hearing about Baby Mabel as that was my beloved Nana’s middle name (Elsie Mabel), who lived from 1912-2008. Congratulations to the family!

Becky on

oooh, LOVE the name!! I love old fashioned names like Mabel and my all time favorite…Greta. I just need my husband to agree. Congrats to them! I bet she is one pretty baby.

CelebBabyLover on

Hey, at least the name isn’t Peanut or Moxie Crimefighter or something! 🙂

Anyway, I love that they gave Mabel her mommy’s last name as her middle name! 🙂

steph on

Sam and Freya’s Mum– how funny-my children are Mabel and Leo. The names are of the same ilk and I think they are perfect- congrats to the Lowes on baby Mabel!

Alice on

becka, I wasn’t sure if you realized that Painter is not just the baby’s middle name but also her mother’s last name.

Congrats to the new parents and new baby!

babyboopie on

They could call her May for short! Mabel is not one of thos timeless classic names unfortunately!

Bumbles on

I do like the name Mabel but unfortunately it’s the name of my brothers cat so I always associate it with that now!

Lis on

I agree! I love the name! I’m a fan of the old fashioned names as well. And I have to say that I think it IS pretty timeless 😉

Jennifer on

Great date of birth – that’s my daughter’s birthday. Congrats.

kait on

Haha aw that’s my grandma’s name. Congrats, I bet she’s a doll.

brannon on

steph – love those names! i have an oliver and am thinking leo if i have another boy!

Tearra on

I am happy for Chad and his girlfriend. Its about time for him! 🙂

I always wished things had worked out for him and Hilary… 😦
They were together so long!

Congratulations Chad!

anna on

congrats! maybel is an weird name but i love it

CelebBabyLover on

babyboopie- I agree! I have to admit that I picture an 80-something year-old woman whenever I hear the name Mabel.

That said, I LOVE timeless, classic names. One of my favorites is Mary, as, in my opinion, it’s a timeless name that fits a newborn baby just as well as it fits an elderly lady. 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

Oh, and congrats to Chad and his gf! 🙂

Lisa on

I am so happy that Chad moved on and has a whole new family. For you young ones, he was more of a serious actor that played some pretty dramatic roles as a teenager and when he was in his early 20’s. I haven’t heard too much about what he is doing now, but it would be great to see him on TV again.

mabel on