Tina Fey Welcomes Baby Girl

Tina Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond, welcomed a baby girl on Wednesday night. The 30 Rock actress’ representative confirmed to People that mommy and baby are doing fine, and that the baby’s name is Penelope Athena. Fey and Richmond are already parents to daughter Alice, who is 5 years old, and when she appeared on Oprah in April, Fey explained that a portion of her book, Bossypants, was about the difficulty she had in deciding whether or not to have a second child. She told Oprah that when she turned 40 she started to feel like she wanted to be a mom of two children, but admitted she was extremely suspicious of her desire: she said she couldn’t tell if she only wanted another baby because she felt like she was running out of time or if it was because everyone else she knew was having more children. Then, of course, there was the dilemma that 30 Rock presented, and Fey said she didn’t want a baby to interrupt the production schedule…but at the same time, she didn’t want her job to be more important than her family. She said, “My husband and I really decided that we felt rather than risk having the show end in several years and feeling like part of our family was missing that we were going to prioritize a family.” Congratulations to the new parents!


Sources: Popsugar, People