Gwendoline Christie, Joey King Congratulate Chloë Sevigny After She Welcomes First Child

Congrats are in order! Actress Chloë Sevigny gave birth to her first child, a boy named Vanja Sevigny Mačković, on May 2 in New York City. The new mom and American Horror Story actress, 45, shared the happy news on her Instagram on May 6. 

Chloë Sevigny thanks the nurses who helped her give birth ‘during this time’

Sevigny revealed in January that she was expecting a baby with her boyfriend Sinisa Mačković. Recently, she shared that she and her BF were having trouble choosing a name, even though she was days away from giving birth. 

“Our baby’s due in 8 days and we don’t have a name yet,” she said in a Q&A with Homme Girls, People reported.

In her post announcing Vanja’s arrival, Sevigny expressed her gratitude for the medical professionals who were there during her labor and delivery. 

“Thank you to all the staff at Mt. Sinai East for your bravery, perseverance and kindness, especially the nurses for being so gentle and patient,” she wrote. “Blessings to all the other families giving birth during this time.”

Gwendloline Christie and other celebs congratulate Sevigny

Composite image of Gwendoline Christie, Joey King and Kim Gordon
(L-R) Gwendoline Christie, Joey King, Kim Gordon | Mike Marsland/WireImage; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; John Phillips/Getty Images

After Sevigny shared a photo of herself and Mačković with their new baby, the well wishes rolled in. 

“Congratulations mama bear,” wrote actress Joey King, who co-starred with Sevigny in the 2019 Hulu miniseries The Act

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie also offered her congratulations, as did The Craft’s Fairuza Balk. 

“Omg ! This makes me so happy ! A sweetheart congrats to you both,” wrote Sevigny’s long-time friend Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth.

Actresses Debi Mazar, Emily Mortimer, and Alice Braga; Cat Power’s Chan Marshall; and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers were among the many others who commented on the post and shared their best wishes with the new mom. 

Sevigny shared her thoughts on preparing to give birth during a pandemic 

Chloe Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny | Steven Ferdman/FilmMagic

Over the past couple of months, Sevigny — who lives in NYC — has shared her thoughts on preparing to give birth during a pandemic. In a post from a few days before Vanja’s arrival, she wrote that “this baby is due any second!” and added that “I’m as big as our collective love for NYC!”  

In late March, she expressed her worries about New York City hospitals barring womens’ partners from delivery rooms because of coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. 

“I hope all expecting families are finding some calm. Today’s news in NY was very distressing for all,” she wrote.

Hospitals were later ordered to allow a spouse or birthing partner in the room when a woman delivered her baby. It’s not clear if Mačković was present with Sevigny when she gave birth at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The hospital currently allows moms to have one support partner with them in the labor and delivery unit, along with a doula, provided they are free of COVID-19 symptoms.

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