Carson Daly Welcomes Daughter Etta Jones

09/06/2012 at 10:00 PM ET
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Carson Daly‘s daughter already knows how to time an entrance.

After years spent on MTV, it’s only fitting that the former TRL host’s second child with girlfriendย Siri Pinter would arrive on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 6 — the night of the Video Music Awards.

“Tonight at 5:15 p.m. we welcomed the latest addition to our family. Etta Jones Daly weighs 8 lbs. and is beautiful!”ย The Voice host, 39,ย posted on his Facebook page.

“Mom was a rockstar, [3ยฝ-year-old] Jackson James is a proud big bro, and Dad’s drinking a cold one. Praise God.”

In the days leading up to her due date, Pinter — a food blogger — attempted to kick start her labor with a tried and true maternity salad.

And, according to Daly, Pinter’s plan worked! “I had to go into my office … ‘Did the salad work? Is there a baby yet?’ Contractions have begun!” he Tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

The couple had announced the pregnancy in May.

— Anya Leon

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tashastar81 on

Congrats to Carson and his girlfriend.

Julianna on

Congratulations to Carson and Siri! I wonder if they were inspired by Etta James?

Heather on

Congrats to the happy couple. I would like to say that it’s a sad society we live in when a pregnant woman watches her weight to the point where she doesn’t look pregnant…at all… Unless you see a somewhat smallish bump in the tummy. I’m all for healthy eating, not ballooning during pregnancy. But Siri looks like an anorexic who lucked out getting pregnant and counted every calorie and over exercised.

Kate on

@ Heather, how did she over exercise if the baby weighed 8 lbs.?

Sharon on

If you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all. You don’t know her story. Congratulations

Today on

I like this guy

Fab on

Ohhhh Heather ShuuuuuuuutUP!!!!!! #YouFatAzzHatinSlob

Frances on

If you’re going to praise God, perhaps you could sanctify the relationship?

Homosexuals are fighting to be legal couples, maybe heteros could start following their example?

Deserae on

@Heather–wtf! Maybe she is just small framed. She looks tiny naturally and I doubt she counted calories, etc. while pregnant. Get a life!

Congrats to them! ๐Ÿ™‚

Catca on

@Julianna, I also thought of Etta James and being the music fan Carson is, I’m sure that was at least part of the inspiration for the name.

@Heather, you do realize different women carry pregnancies differently. I’d suggest you leave the judgments about her health and fitness to her doctor.

They say couples who’ve been together a while start to look like each other. I’d say these two are the spitting image of each other – they could pass for brother and sister! I wonder how long they’ve been together? Congratulations on your beautiful new baby girl!

Catca on

Heather, you do realize they don’t state when the pic was taken? It might have been taken a few months ago. I understand you’re trying to make a point that women shouldn’t be overly worried about their weight during pregnancy, but seriously, I really don’t think you can judge Carson’s girlfriend from one picture, particularly when you don’t even know when the pic was taken.

Marilyn on

Carson’s middle name is Jones.

macey on

that’s her career….a BLOGGER…..

Heather on

So what the kid weighed 8 lbs? Doesn’t mean this woman doesn’t have weight issues. A woman’s body gives all nutrients to the baby first, woman second. It’s totally possible to eat light and have 8 lb baby. Kate Hudson is small framed. She gained. So did sienna miller and Hillary duff, etc. This woman has eating disorder. And y do you call Heather a fat azz slob for stating opinion?!

Lily Rain on

You are an idiot. Both my pregnancies I gained 20 lbs & started off at 105 & 108 lbs for each pregnancy. I’ve never had an eating disorder, I love food & am one of those ppl who can eat whatever I want without gaining weight. She’s probably like that too, also my stomach went back to normal size 2-3 weeks after giving birth & that & my hips were the only place I gained weight. You’re probably just one of those fatties that likes to call everyone that’s thin an anorexic because you’re jealous that your fat ass can’t eat whatever you want without gaining a shitload of weight.

JT on

I had twins & didn’t have a very big stomach when I delivered. I was on a high calorie diet & also ate healthful foods while pregnant. I left the hospital basically the same weight as before I was pregnant. I do not have an eating disorder nor do I over exercise. My doctors were never concerned about my size during pregnancy. Maybe you should lay off the judgement given you actually know nothing about this woman.

Dee on

Etta Jones…..I immediately thought of Etta James….lovely name. COngrats to their family ๐Ÿ™‚

Jen DC on

Love the name.

Brock on

I think its hilarious how people complain when couples aren’t married, but the moment couples get married people post bets on how long the marriage will last and that celebrities make a mockery of marriage… its a no-win situation.

Congratulations to the family on the new baby girl, precious

Caroline on

WOW! I remb. when I was teenager I used to watch him on MTV.. now look at him.. a daddy! Congrats!!!

Caroline on


Ariel on

Heather – This isn’t a current picture. Another blog has some candids from a couple of days ago and she’s much bigger than this photo.

Also, for what it’s worth just because other people are small framed and carry large, doesn’t mean all small framed people will carry that way.

Caroline on

My goodness, with those parents, that must be one BEAUTIFUL baby!

Nikki on

Heather seems so concerned about siri’s weight and saying she islooking anorexic? She’s healthy and had a healthy baby so she did something right. Heather seems dissatisfied with her own self to be talking about someone she doesn’t know. Don’t hate, congrats Etta is a beautiful name.

Anonymous on

Ariel- Thanks for sharing those photos! It’s pretty obvious by looking at them that Siri doesn’t have any eating issues! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, congrats to them, and I hope we get to see pictures soon!

Lauren on

I wonder if Jennifer Love Hewitt is kicking herself for dumping him!

kimmie on

Heather, you can’t change your ID on If you want to send yourself supportive comments looking as someone else, you have to use a different computer.

I don’t know if she’s anorectic or no, but she does look extremely tiny in this picture, with huge belly. First thing I thought was actually Photoshop.

Melanie on

That photo is from the last red carpet they did together in June, for those asking.

Lynn on

When i was pregnant, i was 5’3″. Also, i was overweight when i had my daughter. i gained the right amount of weight. I was all baby and not alot of fluid. My daughter weighed in at 7 lbs. 14 oz. For what its worth, ive seen pregnant women around 7 months and they dont have any belly. I think siri looks great and healthy, and i think that all pregnancies are different and that you should never judge a book by its cover until youve read it.

Mia on

I bet she is gorgeous – but really… can you have kids but still not get married? Make the commitment + then have kids – not have kids + then still be in an unsure status by just being “boyfriend/girlfriend” – you’re not 15… an adult and get married.

MiB on

@ Heather, not sure which picture you are looking at, but she looks pretty pregnant to me in this picture, and I remember seeing it a couple of months ago, sot it’s not as if it was taken last week.

Anyways, congratulations to the happyt couple and big brother. Love the name! (And, yes, Etta James came into my mind as well… :))

Anonymous on

what kind of salad was that

Kira on

Congrats on having a 90 year old black woman.

Katie on

Sometimes people just can’t gain weight @Heather. I only gained 23 lbs in my pregnancy and my son was 6lbs 12oz and 20 1/2 inches long. I’m 5’6″ and around 115-120 normally. I couldn’t gain weight to save my life when eating anything and it’s just genetics at times.

bh on

Does anybody get married anymore? Two babies?

Cortney on

@Macey Im sure the Celebrity Baby bloggers at People love your comment! Yes people have jobs as bloggers! Congratulations Carson and Siri on the baby girl!

misspiggie on

weird, the two of them look alike….

cc0916 on

Heather, how pathetic are you? Why do people feel the need to criticize women who are pregnant? Calling someone anorexic for being small is idiotic. Unless you’re her doctor, or any doctor for that matter, I don’t think you need to concern yourself with her weight. I’m 6 1/2 pregnant and quite small, they only thing that has really grown is my stomach and I can certainly assure you I’ve had no reason to count calories. Every woman and every pregnancy is different, get over yourself.

Congrats to the parents on a healthy baby girl and mom!

Anonymous on

should maybe think about getting married now?


I have no respect for Carson,marry the girl already. She gives birth to his two children but she’s not good enough to be his wife. Sorry,just don’t agree with this and Siri shouldn’t either! If you love her do the right thing!

Turtle on

Noooooooo. That is how a pregnant person is suppose to look like. Not like a fat slob eating everything in sight. She looks great!

Sarah on

I read her blog daily and she seems really down to Earth. She is constantly baking and cooking up amazing recipes. I have tried several of them.

They are a beautiful couple and I am very happy for them. I was so excited to see she had the baby. Super cute name too. Congrats to you Carson and Siri!

Mira on

Cool name! Congrats

PEOPLE Magazine Reader on

If Carson Daly “really values” his Catholic faith, why not marry the mother of his two bastard children?

oops on

a food blogger.

Tabitha on

@Lily Rain, you sound JUST as bad as Heather does. You really don’t need to name call. It truly makes you look like a hypocritical idiot! Just because you went back to your weight, didn’t gain much and lost your baby tummy in three weeks, does not mean you are better than anyone else either. I did the same with my first and second but not my third. I know how it feels on both sides. YOU do not so quit judging people.

J on

Oh good Lord Frances, hush.

Joan on

Congrats to both parents!! Love the name reminds me of the great Etta James!!

Sarah on

Heather, just because someone looks small doesn’t mean they counted every calorie and over exercised. You couldn’t tell with both of my children I was pregnant for a long time and that is because I am naturally small framed, but I frequently ate, never counted calories, and worked out based upon my doctor’s recommendations. Please do not judge when you don’t know her circumstance!

His on

Marriage doesn’t equal commitment. I really think it’s time people see that. Get over it.

Congrats to the happy couple ๐Ÿ™‚ Married or not (which is their choice, nobody else’s), they’ll be great parents to baby Etta ๐Ÿ™‚

WTF on

Marry her, you bum.

Maureen Howland on

Are these two clowns going to get married?

Maureen Howland on

Wouldn’t it be lovely if they got married for the sake of their, now two, children? Hollywood sets such a dismal example.

Julie on

How judgmental and pathetic, judging peoples weight. Period. Whether, someone has an eating disorder, is naturally thin or is overweight… we are talking about a human being and she deserves your respect! Our world would be a lot kinder if people could remember that.

Congratulations to the happy family, I’m sure little Etta is beautiful.

Toni on

Doesn’t anyone get married anymore?

Millie on

Carson Daly should set an example for his new baby and marry i5s molther. When the child is grown up it will question how long the parents were married when he or she was born. I know of two teenagers who question the wedding date in relation to the birth dates. It is stupid not to do things legally.

Millie on

Get Married! for the sake of the child.

Jenn on

WHAT? I thought he was gay. God these people just keep popping them out.

n on

For any As The World Turns fans out there, Siri is Colleen Zenk’s daughter. Coleen played Barbara Ryan (Stenbeck) on the show.

Congratulations to her on the birth of the grandbaby and congratulations to the parents.

Anonymous on

LAURA (and others who have expressed the same view)- Did you ever think that maybe it’s SIRI that doesn’t want to get married? As someone who knows a woman that is very hesistant when it comes to marriage (for very valid reasons that I won’t go into, since they’re nobody’s business!), it baffles me that people always think it’s the man who doesn’t want to marry!

His- Exactly! I’m all for marriage, but why should Carson and Siri tie the knot if they don’t want to? Getting married simply because it’s what society deems “the right thing to do” is never a good idea, in my opinion.

Also, I find that people on this website are the biggest hypocrits when it comes to celebrities getting married. When an unmarried celebrity couple announces a pregnancy or birth, most of the comments are people saying things like, “Get married already!”. Yet when there’s a story about a celebrity couple divorcing (such as the article from just two days ago about Will Arnett and Amy Poehler ending their marriage), you get people saying things like, “Why do celebrites even bother to get married?!”

Make up your minds, people (commentors, not the website/magazine!), can’t have it both ways!

Anonymous on

Also, maybe NOT getting married will be the answer for Carson and Siri. It seems to be working just fine for Goldie and Kurt! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mia on

Having Kids doesn’t signify commitment either – marriage signifies commitment + longevity. Having kids isn’t that special when anyone can do it …you can’t marry someone by accident. Why have kids if you don’t want to marry them?

queenofhearts on

Congratulations Carson, Siri & Jackson on the birth of baby Etta!

Absolutely love the name and I bet she’s just gorgeous!

queenofhearts on

Congratulations to Carson, Siri & Jackson on the birth of baby Etta!

I love the idea of this name, but for some reason when I say Etta (without the full name) it just doesn’t sound like a real name??