Candice Accola King has given birth to her second child.
The ‘Vampire Diaries’ actress and her husband, The Fray musician Joe King, welcomed daughter Josephine June – a sister for four-year-old Florence – into the world on 1 December, they revealed on Instagram on Thursday (10.12.20).
Candice shared a photo of her baby girl’s hand clutching her thumb and wrote: “Last week our baby girl flew into the world and into our hearts [heart emoji] We love you Josephine June King! 12/1/20 (sic)”
Her 40-year-old husband – who has two other daughters from a previous relationship – shared a photo of himself cradling the baby and paid tribute to his “warrior woman goddess” wife.
He gushed: “It is now one of the best years of my life, truly grateful to welcome our Josephine June King, born Dec 1st, 2020.
“I’m also very proud she looks just like her momma @candiceking who is a warrior woman goddess, I’m lucky to create this perfect love with you.
Candice – who married Joe in 2014 – announced her pregnancy in August on her and Kayla Ewell’s podcast ‘Directionally Challenged’.
She said: “Something I have not shared yet on this podcast is that I’m actually pregnant. I’ve got a bun in the oven.
“I’m a little over five months, so it’s been the entirety of the whole quarantine experience and everything that 2020 has brought us this year and it’s been a journey to say the least.”
In October, the 33-year-old star admitted that having her first child hadn’t prepared her for pregnancy in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
She said: “Where is the baby book that tells you how to navigate giving birth in a year like 2020? There isn’t one. This is uncharted territory.
“There is no guidebook on how to deal with going to doctor’s appointments alone. … Forget my birth plan going out the window; this time, I threw out my whole pregnancy plan.
“My first pregnancy did nothing to prepare me for being pregnant in 2020. But being pregnant in 2020 has undoubtedly prepared me to become a better mother.”