Van Jones is overjoyed with his newest addition, a baby girl.
Jones, 53, revealed he is currently consciously “co-parenting” as he welcomed a little one this past month with his friend, Noemi.
“After the COVID lockdown, I got clear that I wanted another kid. I discovered that my friend Noemi also wanted a baby. So we decided to join forces and become conscious co-parents,” he said.
“It’s a concept that I hope more people will explore and consider.”
“This month we welcomed to Earth a baby girl, whom we will raise as co-parenting partners. This is a special time for our families. I feel grateful, joyful and blessed. As we create a safe and loving environment for this blessed young soul, I respectfully ask for privacy. Thank you for all the love and support,” Jones added.
This is Jones’ third time becoming a dad.
He also shares sons Mattai and Cabral with ex-wife Jana Carter, whom he married in 2005. They revealed their split 2018.
“We will continue raising our kids together, running our businesses together and supporting each other’s growth,” the exes said in a joint statement at the time. “There is no beef or drama — just evolution.”
In 2020 after it was announced that Joe Biden had become president, Jones broke down in tears on live television.
“It’s easier to be a parent this morning, it’s more easy to be a dad,” he said. “It’s easier to tell your kids that character matters. It matters. Telling the truth matters, being a good person matters.”
Jones isn’t the only celebrity who is raising a child with a non-romantic partner. Anderson Cooper is open about how his best friend (and ex-partner) Benjamin Maisani, welcomed their 2nd child together, a boy named Sebastian Luke.
Sebastian, along with his 22-month-old brother, Wyatt, will be raised by both Cooper and Maisani. In addition, Maisani plans to adopt Wyatt.
“We are co-parents,” Cooper explained to viewers. “Wyatt calls me Daddy, and Benjamin is Papa.”
In 2021, Cooper admitted he and Maisani have “an unusual setup.”
“But I knew he would [be] a great dad, and he is,” Cooper shared with People at the time. “We’re exes, but we’re family to each other, and we love each other as family and as co-parents.”
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