Back in the summer, it came out that Insecure star Jay Ellis and his longtime love, model and actress Nina Senicar, were engaged and expecting their first child together. At the time that Senicar shared that news with the Serbian publication HELLO in their June issue, she was four months pregnant and said that their child would be due in the fall and that the couple would eventually wed in Italy.
“I’m sure that this role will be more important to me than any role in any film or series,” the mom-to-be said at the time about her upcoming role.
Well, their child is here. On Tuesday, which is actually Senicar’s birthday, she announced that the baby was born on Friday, November 8.
“And just like that our lives got a whole new meaning,” she wrote as the caption to a photo of what looks like the couple’s hands holding on to the baby’s legs. “Welcome Nora Grace Ellis ♥️ 8.11.2019.”
Ellis’s face can’t be seen (nor can Senicar’s), but he is tagged in the image:
This announcement came solely from the actress’s page, but Ellis, who rarely speaks on their relationship, actually asked for book recommendations the day baby Nora was born. For the record though, he did share a low-key “Happy Birthday” message to Senicar in his InstaStories today, but it’s an image of her back with her head to the side. He hasn’t mentioned the baby just yet.
We get it. He’s quite private.
Just a week ago, Senicar revealed that she hit 40 weeks pregnant and was “Counting hours” until the child would make her debut:
The couple have reportedly been an item since 2015, and Ellis spoke about their relationship once while visiting The Breakfast Club in 2017. In the past, people had plenty to say about the fact that his partner was white, so that may play in his decision to keep quiet in most cases about what they have.
“I am in a relationship. I’m in a very happy relationship and that’s where I leave it,” he said at the time. “I don’t really worry about anything else and that’s it. I think for me, we give so much of ourselves in what we do no matter what side of the industry we’re on so for me…a relationship for me is probably the most important thing that I think two people can have.”
Congratulations are certainly in order for the pair, a new mom and (very private) dad.