We've come a long way since High School Musical! The lovely Ashley Tisdale and her husband Christopher French have welcomed a baby girl and given her the coolest name.
Ashley gave birth to their little girl on Tuesday March 23. Announcing the happy news on Instagram today, she shared a picture of her daughter's hand clinging tightly onto mum's thumb. "Jupiter Iris French arrived earth side 3.23.21 ✨," she wrote, and we're not ashamed to admit we're kinda jealous of the newborn's name.
Since announcing her baby news in September, the HSM alum has been keeping fans up to date with her pregnancy journey and recently opened up about her relationship with her body over the last nine months.
Writing on her Frenshe blog, Ashley revealed she hadn't experienced "the whole warm and fuzzy feeling about my pregnant body being beautiful.
"Don’t get me wrong. I am so proud of my body, and I’m so grateful to be able to create a home and grow my little one. However, seeing my body look so different is still a little startling to me."
Ashley added, "I think it comes down to body acceptance vs body love. I think that you can love your body, no matter what shape or form, but it’s the acceptance part that trips me up a little. I don’t know what my body will be like after the baby comes, but I do know I’m going to give it time, let it heal, and take really good care of it."
She said she wanted to share the post in case it helped anyone feeling similar thoughts, concluding that "it’s important to honour how you feel and understand that everyone has a different experience with pregnancy".
In another post, Ashley - who has been married to musician Christopher since 2014 - opened up about friends and family putting pressure on her to have kids, saying it had been "the question from everyone since I got married".
"At first, I rebelled against it, and like clockwork, after I got engaged EVERYONE (and I mean everyone!) asked when I was getting married," she wrote. "Then, once I was married, everyone was asking when I was having kids. To be honest, it just felt invasive."
Ashley explained that she wanted it to be just her and Chris for a while following their wedding, and added: "I'm not naive about how a baby changes everything as I have a niece and plenty of friends with kids. I'm glad I worked on myself before we decided to make this decision."
The couple first revealed their baby news with an adorable picture of them standing face-to-face while Ashley cradled her growing bump.
Congratulations Ashley and Christopher!
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