Baby On the Way for Jared Padalecki

10/12/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
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The shape of his family is shifting –Β Jared Padalecki is going to be a dad.

The Supernatural actor, 29, and wife Genevieve Cortese will welcome their first child next year, Padalecki confirms via Twitter.

“OK yall I’d rather you officially hear it from me … So, yes. Genevieve is pregnant. We’ll be welcoming a new member to our family in 2012,” he writes, ending the message with a smiley face.

Padalecki, who also played Dean on Gilmore Girls, wed former Supernatural costar Cortese, 30, in February 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

— Sarah Michaud

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klutzy_girl on

I am so freaking excited about this! Congratulations to Jared and Gen! I’ve liked him since Gilmore Girls and have absolutely loved him on SPN.

I cannot stop smiling because this is just so awesome! I can’t wait for Padababy to make his or her appearance. Hopefully, Jensen and Daneeel are next!

neΕΎa on

first SPN baby, yay, exciting πŸ™‚

Em on

I knew my friend was right. Jensen is so excited to be a daddy! Oh..I mean an Uncle.

Brooklyn on

Ooh, how exciting! I loved Jared on Gilmore Girls and I know he shoots Supernatural in my hometown so that’s cool too! Congrats to him and his wife. (Cute couple by the way!)

Em on

To quote Sir Scott

“Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive! “

klutzy_girl on

neza – Actually, this will be the second SPN baby. Misha had a son named West born last year.

Sarah K. on

Oh no, Em – are you one of the Supernatural fans who think Jared and Jensen are in some secret relationship and they got married to women to fool the whole world? And let me guess, Jared got his wife pregnant to fool all of us even more? Ugh, I will never understand that conspiracy theory.

Anyways, congrats to Jared and Genevieve (love that name!)! Jared’s Dean was my favorite boyfriend of Rory’s on Gilmore Girls.

Julianna Rosas Lago on

Sam and bad!Ruby are having a baby! That’s so exciting! Hope it’s a beautiful boy like his daddy!

Jana on

Congratulations to Jared and Genevieve! I had no idea they were married though, thats funny. Their baby is going to be amazingly beautiful!!

Melissa on

Congrats! That is going to be one beautiful baby! I love Supernatural, i have never heard of the Jared and Jensen rumor before. That cracks me up πŸ™‚

Lila on

Love Jared and Gen! Supernatural is my favorite show. So excited for them. That baby is going to be super cute!

Jackie on

Good for them I watched the show since I was in the 5th grade I have now graduated ( high School)

Linda on

What a gorgeous baby they will have! Congrats to them both. From everything I have ever seen about Jared as a person [which is an embarrassing amount, actually, via UTube clips of interviews, conventions, etc] he seems like a very gently, sweet guy. He will be a great dad! And she must be a saint to put up with the crazy fangirls. So good luck to them both! Get used to sleepless nights and never really have a moment’s peace again πŸ™‚ But it’s all worth it!

Nat on

I LOVED her on Wildfire!! Happy for them πŸ™‚

Kristina on

congrats to you two on your new addition if you have a boy I think you should name him Jacob Matthew Padalecki and if you have a girl name her Olivia Hope Padalecki. Just some suggestions and ideas. Good luck.

Jackie L. Vester on

YAY!!!!! I’m so excited fgor the first official “Winchester” baby!!! I’m sure Uncle Jensen will spoil him/her rotten!!! I’m positive that baby Padalecki will be gorgeous just like daddy and mommy!!! Jared is a total sweetie pie and Gen is a love. Congrats you two.

J on

Sarah K. I don’t get those people either. From what I understand Jared and Jensen are really good pals but apparently that means you’re gay in Hollywood to some.

Then there are the freako’s who write that creepy fan ficton where the Winchester brothers have sex with each other. Sometimes I wonder about people.

Nicole on

Congrats Jared that’s pretty cool… As for Klutzey_Girl Jensen and Daneel have been broken up for awhile lol….But I’m pretty sure Jensen wil be a happy uncle congrats again Jared there’s nothin like it then being a parent πŸ™‚

Harley on

I’m not going to lie, I saw this headline and immediately yelled, “Yay!!!!!” lol, sad, I know, but I’m completely and totally excited for the happy couple and their extended families. I wish them a very healthy and easy going pregnancy. Cannot wait for this second Supernatural baby.

Tina on

Congrats Gen and Jared. Please name your baby something normal like Jensen or Chelsea not Apple, Pear, Onion, Grape like some Hollywood stars.

Rachel on

Aw Congrats you two on the baby. I just hope that the baby is healthy and I hope that’s it’s a beautiful baby boy and looks just like his daddy -giggles- I loved Jared on Gilmore girls as well cause he was an excellent bf on the show.

Liz on

I loved Jared in Gilmore Girls and Genevieve in Wildfire! So exicted and happy for them!

John on

Congrats to Jared Padalecki and his wife on going to be parents for the first time and I think Jared is going to be a great dad and I wish them both a long and blessful life together forever. Sincerely yours truely John

ST on

Loved her on “Wildfire”. Congrats to the parents-to-be.

Mary Ann Tantalo on

Congrats Jared and Gen. What ever You it will be gorgeous

Natasha on

Super excited for Jared and Genevieve. Wish he would have announced it Sunday at the Supernatural convention but the rumour mill had just got it and I understand why he wanted to keep it private.

Yay for Supernatural babies!

Melissa on

Congrats to both of you.

Jane on

OMG I heard about this on the 11th and was so excited to have the news confirmed. They are gonna have one cute baby πŸ™‚

LoveCrazyBeautifulLife on

I’m soooo excited!!!! Jared is so hot and Genevieve is really beautiful!

Kris on

Hahaha Padababy! Love it!

Constance on

So happy to hear this news. I love Supernatural and Jared is so good on the show. I am a huge fan of Genevieve from the Wildfire series and really liked her on Supernatural. It is clear that you two were made for each other and may you have beautiful and healthy baby.

rae on

i love them. when i saw this headline i got a big smile on my face. i didn’t watch gilmore girls, but i knew who jared was becasue my grandma watched the show. and i loved wildfire. it was one of my favorite shows when it used to play. they will have one cute baby. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

Allie on

EEEE! Congrats to them. That baby is going to be gorgeous! Look at them! Haha. That’s so exciting, just had my first..she’s turning 5 months soon. It’s amazing. πŸ˜€

Hea on

Ohhh…I’m a wee bit jealous! πŸ˜‰

Congrats to them. I bet the baby will be absolutely gorgeous.

Lauren on

Sarah K and J, YUH. I honestly dont understand those theories. Why cant people just accept that these two are a happy couple and are starting their family that has nothing to do with jensen? instead of these sick twisted fantasies about them being a couple.

I’m so happy for them. This is great news πŸ˜€ That kid is going to be gorgeous πŸ™‚ I’ve been a massive Jared fan since he was in GG and his lil disney movies haha. They seem like such lovely people and I wish them the best πŸ™‚

Jedaqia on

OMG!!!!! A mini moose!!!! XD Congrats to Jared and Jen..I mean Gen (lol! I just can’t help myself. Sorry Gen!) for incoming Dragon in your family.

Jedaqia on

Hey J, the Wincest factor is all in good fun. Its just fiction. I read & written both Wincest & J2 but I also know about their real life which have nothing to do with slash. They are just very good friend. & do you know there is actually Danneel/Genevieve bcos some fans think the wives are pretty hot too. :-p

keely on

i’ve been waiting for this to happen for years and now its here congrants jared and gen i know its gonna be a cute baby

coffee438 on

Em, why do you have to bring ants to the picnic? Why not be happy for Jared and Gen?

CSF on

Wow, didn’t even know he had gotten married! Loved him on Gilmore Girls (have never seen the Supernatural show). Not sure who she is, but she looks lovely!

Kari on

Congratulations Jared and Guinevere on your newest member of your family.

Trish on

I LOVE Supernatural – and am a big fan of Jared, Jensen, Jim and Sasha. Genevieve is an awesome Ruby!

I wish Jared and his gorgeous wife a healthy, happy bundle of joy.

Keep making more Supernatural!

Cuddy on

Jensen and Danneel broke up??? o.O That’s news to me!

Happy 4 J and G!))))

Anna on

Oh yay! Congrats to Jared and Gen. Hopefully Jensen and Danneel aren’t too far behind!

Erin on

now Jensen and Dani need to get busy lol

Janice on

So happy for Jared and Gen!! And these two wonderful people have stepped up to the plate again — when fans started inquiring about sending gifts for PadaBaby, they requested that, rather than sending them stuff, people donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. One fan site alone raised over $6000 in under 24 hours!! They’re wonderful people with awesome fans!

klutzy_girl on

I love how much money the SPN fans have raised for St. Jude’s because Jared requested that instead of sending gifts to Padababy.

And Jensen and Danneel aren’t broken up! They’re still pretty happily married, and she’s even going by Ackles now instead of Harris.

It’s been three days and I still can’t stop smiling about this news!

soph on

“Congrats Gen and Jared. Please name your baby something normal like Jensen or Chelsea not Apple, Pear, Onion, Grape like some Hollywood stars.”

Please tell me which stars named their children Pear, Onion, and Grape. Oh…you can’t.

Gwyneth named Apple SEVEN years ago…give it a rest.

April Bair on

i am so happy for you guys if the child is a girl name her jenny if its a boy name it sam

Jamie on

I am personally SO excited for the baby! It isn’t the first Supernatural baby (Jim Beaver aka Bobby and Misha Collins aka Castiel both have children) but it’s the first for the “brothers”

Instead of baby gifts, the happy couple have requested that the fans donate money to St. Jude. The original goal was $10,000 and it has now been raised to $20,000 since the fans have already donated (as of now) $8,194! You can also donate items on the list, if you don’t wish to donate money.

J on

“Hey J, the Wincest factor is all in good fun. Its just fiction. I read & written both Wincest & J2 but I also know about their real life which have nothing to do with slash. They are just very good friend. & do you know there is actually Danneel/Genevieve bcos some fans think the wives are pretty hot too. :-p”

Yikes. Not sure why anyone would think incest (fan fiction or otherwise) would be fun to do in your past time but more power to you. I can only imagine what Jensen and Jared think when some of their fans tell them what you just told me…lol! :-p

I got a kick out of the episode of Supernatural when Sam and Dean discuss the creepy fanfic when they find out Chuck and others have been writing about them and Dean says, “Oh now that’s just sick!” regarding the incest stories.

Not a fan on

He was the worst boyfriend for Rory on Gilmore Girls.

Sherri on

I can’t believe Sam Winchester is going to be a dad!Lol..congrats to Jared!Loved watching him on Gilmore Girls and now Supernatural..

FC on

Aww, Jared and Gen are having a baby! I can’t wait to hear more, but now I’m just wondering if I’ll hear the news that Jensen and Danneel are going to have one. πŸ˜‰

Maggie on

So freaking excited that Dean is going to be a daddy! Loved him on Gilmore Girls.

That is going to be one cute kid.

Sharon on

I wish they would bring back Supernatural. I love this show, I watch all they rerun’s.

KJ on

Congrats to Jared and Gen what a beautiful couple and sure to be wonderful parents. Wishing you a happy healthy baby.

Tanya on

Congratulations to Jared and Genevieve! Three years ago I wanted so bad for Sam and Ruby in season 4 to have a baby together! I even wrote a fanfiction about it. And then in real life the actor and acteress who played SAm and Ruby got married and now they are having a baby- its like a dream come true!

I`m surte their baby will be gorgeous! They both have very good genes I think for making the cutest little Supernatural baby ever!

melaniep on

so excited for my cousin and his new little family. πŸ™‚ finally another padalecki.

Lo on

I am so happy for Gen and her lover!!!!!Its so wonderful !!!
I wish them a happy healthy baby!!!!

Liloff on

CONGRATS Jared & Genevieve!!! I wish & pray for you a healthy, happy bundle of joy and an easy pregnancy for Genevieve!!!

Cleta on

Awwww congrats to them both! Get some sleep now guys-you won’t for a loooooong time!!! πŸ˜‰

Kari on

Sharon Supernatural is still on the air it on Friday nights @8 or 9 on the CW depending on where you live. Or do you live in a country that no longer runs Supernatural?

Johnny on

I went to school with this kids dad, Congrats. Gerald on your ne Grandson

Kylie on

Congrats guys on baby, girls don’t get too carried away he is mine after all and genevieves and not the rest of you girls so keep hands inside your pockets thank you, have a great day!

kadymarie on

he confirmed at the supernatural convention in chicago that he and genevieve are expecting a boy and due in march

Megan on

I’ve heard it’s gonna be a boy
I’m so excited for a mini Jared πŸ˜€
p.s that kid is gonna have the most AMAZING hair ever<3

supernatural lover on

OMC, I’m sorry happy for Jared and Gen!! there is gonna be a new lil padalicki awww… me and my sis were actually thinking about what they would name their children before we even found out! we got
Jensen Jeff
Samuel Tristan
Jeff Ross… it would be soooo cute!! if jared named his son after jensen or his brother, yall know someone important to him but it’s not my decision it’s all up to Jared and Gen
Once again congradulations you guys!!

emily on

congrats to gen and jared can not wait to see what their son will look like

love spn