'So smitten with you': Joey Lawrence and wife Samantha Cope welcome 'sweet' baby girl together
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: ‘Melissa and Joey’ actor Joey Lawrence and Samantha Cope have welcomed their first child together! The 46-year-old actor and his wife 35, announced the birth of their baby, a daughter, through a joint Instagram post. They revealed the name of their daughter as well- Dylan Rose Lawrence. Lawrence is already a father to two children from his previous marriage with Chandie Yawn-Nelson- two daughters named Charleston, 16, and Liberty, 12.
Daily Mail reports that the pair have been married since May 2022, and had dated for a year prior after they met on the sets of a Lifetime movie with his brother at the helm. The film also had his oldest daughter in a starring role. Lawrence was previously married to Yawn-Nelson for fifteen years 2005 to 2020. Lawrence’s first marriage lasted three years and was with Michelle Vella, between 2002 to 2005.
The post was captioned, “1.16.23 ~ Dylan Rose Lawrence ~ Mom, Dad, and big sisters are all so smitten with you sweet girl! we welcomed her into this world with the most amazing midwife, everyone is happy and healthy and we are overjoyed with gratitude. wow what a beautiful journey. thank you for all your continued love surrounding this beautiful new life! stay tuned for baby spam xoxo.” The post features three different images, one of them being a wholesome family photo. The other two were snaps of the baby peacefully asleep, and another of her toes.
The news of the baby’s birth comes months after the pregnancy was announced on Instagram, soon after their summer wedding last year. “The blessings just keep on coming. Proud of you babe! Baby Lawrence on the way!” the post reads, with a picture of Lawrence cradling Cope’s bikini-clad baby bump as they look blissfully happy at the beach.
The pair also had a photoshoot done, with Cope wearing a white-blue maternity gown and Lawrence twinning with his wife in a white buttoned shirt. “My wife. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for us,” the caption reads.
The pair’s meeting and the relationship had happened during the pandemic and Lawrence describes the whole ride as ‘crazy,’ according to The Teal Mango. “It’s crazy because we met at such a time. There was no wining and dining, I wasn’t even in an emotional place to do that, we were in COVID, there was nowhere to go…We met and sort of grew and fell in love with each other, like, totally confined. So we didn’t even go anywhere. We went to see our first movie about three weeks ago,” he said.