This ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Just Welcomed a New Baby
The cast of ABC’s hit show Grey’s Anatomy is often seen in the delivery room, coaching expectant mothers through labor and delivery. That blessed event is a reality for one of the stars of the medical drama, who just welcomed a baby girl.
Adding to the family
Kevin McKidd, who portrays Dr. Owen Hunt, recently posted on Instagram an announcement for his baby daughter’s arrival with wife Arielle Goldrath. “I’m so happy to announce the arrival of our little baboo – Nava James McKidd! She is amazing and our whole family feels blessed,” her wrote. The photo showcased the newborn sleeping on Goldrath’s stomach.
The couple has a 1-year-old son Aiden, who he also mentions in his post, as well as his two older children – son Joe, 19, and daughter Iona, 17 – from his marriage to ex-wife Jane Parker. “We just got her home and Aiden is already a brilliant big brother to her. Joe and Iona are the best guiding lights to these new souls,” he wrote in his announcement.
Endings and beginnings
McKidd and Parker were married in 1999 and initially separated in October 2015, according to Entertainment Tonight. At the time, the couple released a statement through a representative announcing their split saying, “Kevin and Jane have jointly decided to end their marriage. They look forward to continuing to co-parent their children, who have been their top priority, and will to continue to enjoy a close and caring relationship.”
McKidd wed Goldrath, a private chef, in March 2018 when she was expecting their first child together as reported by People. “Arielle and I are so happy to announce our marriage and new baby, who is soon to join our growing family,” the actor wrote in an announcement at the time, according to Entertainment Tonight. “My kids are happy for us too and are looking forward to the arrival of their newest sibling! Close friends and family came together with my Grey’s family to share in our celebration day — an intimate, low key gathering culminating in a Scottish Ceilidh dance… There’s much to be grateful for and we’re thrilled for the adventures 2018 will bring us all!”
The actor praised his wife on her fortitude during delivery of baby Nava. “Arielle is a WARRIOR and I’m so proud to witness her natural mothering strength and wisdom,” he wrote on Instagram. “Full of love and gratitude #clanmckidd”
Oh, as for his ‘Grey’s’ ex-wife …
McKidd’s character has been married a couple of times, first to the memorable Dr. Cristina Yang, played by the now-legendary Sandra Oh. The actress left after season 11, leaving many fans to wonder (and hope and wish) if she’ll ever return to the show, even if it’s just a brief appearance.
Clearly, McKidd would love Oh to come back. “I hope [Oh] will [return to Grey’s Anatomy]. I think it would be so much fun and it would open up so much again in the story and mix everything up,” he told Entertainment Tonight in 2017. “She’s just such an amazing actor that I still miss her to this day, every day at work… We’re good friends.”
Maybe McKidd is still burning a candle for the couple. He told Entertainment Tonight in the article that Owen and Cristina’s relationship remains his favorite of the series. “I think they were such a complex couple and really loved each other with passion, and really struggled and ended up in a way of being closer through all the struggles they had,” he said.
It looks like Oh may still have a hard time letting go as well. When Owen remarried to another character on the show, the former Grey’s star was not too happy. “When my character got married to Amelia, she got kind of jealous,” McKidd said. “She’s like, ‘No, that’s not right. That shouldn’t be the way. That shouldn’t be what’s going on.’ “I told her [to come back]. And she was like, ‘Maybe, maybe.'”
It’s safe to say that most viewers would be completely on board with a Cristina/Owen reunion!