America Ferrera and Ryan Piers welcome baby girl Lucia, say she came to give her 'Mother’s Day hugs and kisses'
Ferrera also revealed if anyone wanted to send Lucia a gift, to instead send donate it to a charity she was supporting in honor of mothers
The ‘Ugly Betty’ alum America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers recently shared the news of welcoming their daughter Lucia.
The 36-year-old actress on Instagram shared a picture of her bundle of joy’s little hand and wrote, “Lucia Marisol Williams arrived on May 4th to give me my Mother’s Day hugs and kisses herself. Mama, Dada & Big Brother are over the moon to welcome her bright light to our family.”
In the same post, Ferrera also spoke about the charity she’s been working towards raising funds for mothers and children amid the ongoing health crisis. “Quarantine may have canceled her Baby Shower but it didn’t stop us from collecting and delivering essential supplies to #YesWeCanMobileSchools - spaces for moms and children at the border to learn, play, and stay safe through these hard times. Dear friends, if you’re considering sending Lucia a gift, please donate to @yeswecanwf in her name. Or make a donation today in honor of the Moms you love!,” Ferrera’s heartfelt note read.
She also thanked her friend and actress Eva Longoria and Elsa Collins, the founder of the charity saying, “Thank you @elsamariecollins @evalongoria & @thisisabouthumanity for organizing the baby shower and donations! And thank you to to all my friends and loved ones who donated gifts to support these beautiful families! Enjoy the video of your gifts reaching families!”
In April, Ferrera shared a powerful yet beautiful message to other women who were finding it hard to navigate pregnancy amid coronavirus. In the note directed to all “pregnant mamas”, the actress wrote, "As this baby grows inside and I attempt to breathe through the fears and unknowns of this time, I am thinking of all you other mamas bringing new life into this world right now."
“And also all of the women across generations and centuries and borders who have and are currently birthing new life in the midst of so many extraordinary and daunting circumstances. Life is a miracle, and mamas make it possible through their strength and power,” it further read.
Ferrera and husband Piers also have a son together named Sebastian, who he will be turning two at the end of May 2020.