Dave Grohl Welcomes Daughter Ophelia Saint

08/20/2014 at 07:45 PM ET

Dave Grohl Welcomes Daughter Ophelia Kevin Mazur/WireImage

There’s a new little Foo Fighter in the world: Dave Grohl is a father again!

The rocker and wife Jordyn Blum recently welcomed their third child, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The baby is a girl named Ophelia Saint, and she arrived on Friday, Aug. 1, a source shares.

She joins big sisters Violet Maye, 8, and Harper Willow, 5.

Grohl, 45, and Blum, 38, revealed they were expecting at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in April, when the dad-to-be posed with his hand on Blum’s bump.

The David Grohl Alley Scholarship Program also congratulated the new parents on Facebook and offered condolences on the death of Grohl’s journalist father, Jim, who passed away Aug. 6..

“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away,” the post read.

The Foo Fighters’ new album, Sonic Highways, will be released in November.

 — Michele Corriston with reporting by Patrick Gomez

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Angelica on

Congratulations to them!

Becky on

Congrats to them..I love their children’s names..

wildmountainbelle on

Dave Grohl is great! Congratulations on your newest little girl. Enjoy her!

Marisa Beatriz on

I knew he was in his 40s and was wondering if he was one of those who married much younger. However I am happy to see that their age difference isn’t that substantial.

Jean on

Congratulations on the new little one. Like another poster I actually find it refreshing that the new parents are not that far apart age wise. I find it unbecoming when they could be parent child themselves. My opinion, I know.

emily on

Ophelia middle name is saint.

Gal on


kjc on

Congrats to Dave on the birth of his daughter. I hope his father was able to meet Ophelia before he passed.
…but I am the only one who finds it weird that people is posting this info on Dave’s new daughter from info that was found in an obituary?!

Stef on

So they found out the child’s name from an obituary, that’s weird.

rrrrrraaaaa on

Is Ophelia some variation of his dad’s name?

Stella Bella on

I love the names they choose!

Dave&Eric on

OK, does anyone else think Dave Grohl looks like Eric Clapton? lol Thats not a insult btw. I happen to think Eric Clapton was/is sexy. Scary resemblance. Hahaha

Dave&Eric on

Doesn’t Dave looks just like Eric Clapton? Scary resemblance. Hahaha

Izzie on

Of all people to choose normal names, an alternative rock musician.

forrest gump on

damn damn damn, AND I’M STILL SINGLE!!

Tanja on

Congratulations. 🙂 Wonderful names.

Three daughters? Holly…have fun with that.Lol.

Am I the only one who thinks that 2014 has been a celebrity baby girl year so far? 😀

And when I look at the pregnancies that are due anytime now I can see baby girls once again.Alyssa Milano,Ashton Kutcher,Rachel Bilson…girls girls girls. Hihi. 😀

Anonymous on


People meant this :
“Grohl and his ex-wife, Virginia (Hanlon), have two children: Lisa of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Dave (married to Jordyn) of Encino, Calif. He also has three grandchildren (Violet, Harper and Ophelia); a nephew, Brian Grohl of Los Angeles; and a niece, Sara Grohl of Arlington, Va.”

Guest on

I love stories like this! Nice family and I love their daughter’s names!

Carolyn Middleton on

Dave Grohl often appears on BBC music documentaries as a ‘talking head’ – he is always well informed, interesting, articulate & sometimes highly amusing – it’s always a plus for me when he’s on.

Lili on

How cute daddy will be chasing all the boys away when they are older…. Hehehe how precious, sad about Dave’s father xxxx much love to them

Anonymous on

I long for the day when the Foo Fighters come to Nashville TN!

Page on

Love the name Ophelia, very unique!

Valarie on

Congrats to Dave and Jordyn for their new addition.

Louise on

Couldn’t be more pleased for them both, congratulations to the Grohl family, and commiserations on the sad loss of James x

Anonymous on

Happy for them and RIP Dave’s father!