Glee star welcomes second baby and reveals very unusual name

Darren Criss
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Former Glee star Darren Criss has become a father for the second time. The actor and his wife Mia Swier welcomed their son on Monday 3 June and revealed the tot's unique name: Brother Laszlo.

The tot joins their two-year-old daughter Bluesy Belle. Darren took to Instagram to share a photo of the newborn swaddled in an R2-D2 print blanket, with oversized sunglasses seemingly held over his face by his big sister. The caption read: "M + D just delivered their follow-up single. Brother Laszlo Criss. 6/3/24. Out now.(sic)"

This appeared to be a nod to the announcement he made when Bluesy was born, where he shared a family photo and wrote: " M+ D made some sweet music. Bluesy Belle Crisss , 4/11/22 Out now."

He decorated the post with heart and music emojis. Back in December, Darren revealed that he and Mia were expecting another baby and commented the youngster was "coming soon".

He shared an edited version of the 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' promotional poster on Instagram, featuring his face superimposed over Meryl Streep's, Mia's head on Amanda Seyfried's body, and Bluesy's face on Lily James' head. The post also included a photo of two positive pregnancy tests, with the caption: "And COMING SOON...let's hope the sequel is better than the photoshop. (sic)".

The 37 year old, who tied the knot with Mia in 2019, had earlier confessed that his life was in "chaos" as he attempted to balance raising his little daughter and performing in 'American Buffalo' on Broadway, along with other professional commitments.

During an interview with People magazine, he commented: "It's a blessing to get all these things happening kind of all at once - personal, home stuff happening among the same fun, prosperity and excitement that is existing in my professional life - there's something that's very invigorating about that. So I'm rockin' and rollin'."

He further continued: "Chaos begets chaos,. And I, for better or worse, tend to thrive on a bit of chaos."

Following his breakthrough role as Blaine on Glee from 2010, Darren has appeared in various productions on Broadway, and won acclaim for his performance as Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered Gianni Versace, in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and also in the 2020 TV drama Hollywood. He will next appear in the romantic comedy musical Maybe Happy Ending on stage on Broadway later this year.