Candice Accola is now officially a mom!
“The Vampire Diaries” star welcomed her first child with husband and The Fray’s guitarist Joe King on 15th January. The blonde beauty posted a photo of her baby girl’s 2 tiny little legs resting on an embroidered blanket of her name, Florence May King, on it.
The name Florence is particularly meaningful for Accola and King, who got engaged in Florence, Italy back in May 2013. The couple got married in New Orleans on 18th October the following year. The 28-year-old actress is already a stepmom to her 2 gorgeous stepdaughters, Ava and Elise (from King’s frist marriage), so we reckon she’s pretty well prepared. Ava and Elise are now big sisters. How exciting!
Accola previously announced her pregnancy last August in an adorable family photo that showed her musician husband and her 2 stepdaughters pointing at her belly, which has a huge “BABY” label on her white shirt.
Baby Florence has already been blessed by Pope Francis last year during his US visit when Accola was only a few months pregnant.
“My husband’s band was performing for the big event in Philadelphia, so it was The Fray and Aretha Franklin and Andrea Bocelli. [It was this] incredible event with the World Meeting of the Families,” she told Access Hollywood. “It was all to honor the Pope and so I got to go out and just support my husband and there was a very last minute opportunity to meet the Pope and I still can’t believe my husband was able to say the words, ‘Can you please bless our child?’ and was able to take pictures without dropping the phone, while we’re all, I think, shaking, a little bit,” she recalled.
She then added, “But it was a very quick moment that was so just incredibly – it all happened at lightning speed, but it was a huge honor, a literal blessing and an unforgettable moment that we will cherish talking about at many dinner parties to come.”
Congrats to Accola and King on their new bundle of joy! We’re looking forward to see more photos of baby Florence in the future.