Congratulations are in order from Benjamin Hollingsworth and Nila Myers! The Code Black star and his wife have welcomed their second child, a baby boy on Friday, March 16, multiple sources have confirmed.
The 33-year-old Canadian actor announced the birth of the latest addition to Entertainment Tonight who was first to report this good news.
He told ET,
[We’re] beyond words happy over here,
The couple has named their newborn son Gatsby Willem Hollingsworth. Gatsby was born at 2:45 in the afternoon, weighing 6 lbs., 10 oz.
The proud parents already has a one-year-old son Hemingway who was born in July 2016.
Hemingway has been preparing for the big day for quite some time. We bought him a little toy doll to take care of and he’s been showing every sign that he’s gonna be the best big brother.
Benjamin provided to ET a couple photos from the hospital, including one of Hemingway adorably peering over at the new addition to the family.
Check out them.
'Code Black' Actor Benjamin Hollingsworth and Wife Nila Myers Welcome Second Child, Baby Boy: Photos
When asked how did the newly born get his name, Benjamin explained that the couple didn't take the name from the famous novel The Great Gatsby and said,
It was a wonderful series of coincidences that, all combined, led us to the name Gatsby. Last summer we took a trip to Paris. After a long flight with our one-year-old, Nila and the baby were wiped and decided to stay in that night so they could get settled into our hotel room. I ventured out into the warm rainy night, wandering the cobblestone streets to explore. Led by my curiosity and unyielding appetite for chocolate croissants, I stumbled upon a restaurant with the name “Gatsby” printed across its blue yawning.
It was all lit up and I found myself strangely drawn to it. There was something mystical about it so I snapped a picture. A few days later my wife was out on a walk of her own and came across the same yawning and took the exact same photo.
He further revealed that the couple already had set the name for a while, however, they had some trouble keeping it a secret!
My Code Black castmate Harry Ford has done everything short of waterboarding me to find out the name early. We told a few of our friends though, that if they guessed the name, we would tell them. My mother-in-law actually guessed it, which completely floored me. I now call her Rumpelstiltskin.