Donald Glover is a dad once again!
Glover, 37, revealed how he welcomed his son, Glover, during the coronavirus pandemic in a GQ interview with actress Michaela Coel.
This is the third child for Glover who shares two other sons with partner, Michelle.
Glover revealed his latest baby news while introducing her eldest son, Legend, whom he welcomed back in 2016.
“You know, I had [a kid] during the coronavirus,” he shared with Coel, revealing how the birth came amid nationwide protests over George Floyd‘s death.
“Yeah, it was nuts,” Glover went on. “I was in the hospital bed. My son had just been born, like, an hour before and I was watching the George Floyd video. It was such a weird moment.”
Glover added how his son was named after his father Donald Glover Sr. who passed in 2018.
“It was such an intense, weird moment, because I’m watching that video and it’s like eight minutes long, so you’re sitting there and I had just had this amazing, joyful, expanding moment, plus my dad had passed away recently, so [my son] was named after my father,” he explained. “I don’t even know what, really, the word is to describe it. It was just expanding: the empathy and compassion and the terror and the joy of it.”
In the interview, Glover also spoke on potentially expanding his family in the future. When Coel, 33, said how she is freezing her eggs, the father of three replied:
“That’s great. I feel like it’s gonna become more and more [common]. Because I’ve actually had that thing where I’m like, ‘Maybe I should just get a vasectomy and just freeze those assets.’ “
“Because adopting kids, my family adopting kids … And we actually have been talking about [it], because we have three boys so I’m like, ‘Oh, it might be nice to be get a girl in there,’ ” he continued. “So I think all those are great options. But it is hard.”
Glover welcomed his second child with Michelle back in 2018, and at the time, the Glover said, “I think my partner, she does all the hard stuff, to be honest.”
“She’s just very supportive. I haven’t really had to change anything. But it’s given me definitely another perception on what life is. It gives me a lot of context,” he said.
In the same year, Glover shared with reporters during a TCA panel for his FX series how the handling of fame is similar to having children.
“You’re always ready, but you’re always not ready. It’s never really a good time,” he said. “I definitely wouldn’t handle it differently. I’m happy that it happened when it happened because I don’t know if I would’ve handled it in the way that I have the contact to handle it now.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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