Darren Criss’ Wife Mia Gives Birth, Welcomes Their 1st Baby

New dad alert! Darren CrissAnd your wife Mia Criss (née Swier) welcomed their first baby on Monday, April 11.

The American Buffalo Broadway star, 35, announced his daughter Bluesy Belle’s arrival via Instagram on Thursday, April 14.

“M & D made some sweet music,” he captioned a family photo, confirming his firstborn came into the world a few days prior. “💙 Out now.💙.”

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Courtesy Darren Criss/Instagram

The actor debuted the 36-year-old producer’s baby bump via Instagram in October 2021. “We’ve been making music for years,” the American Crime StoryThe alum captioned photos showing him and the native of Alabama listening to an ultrasound. “But this time we made a BEAT. The ultimate collab droppin Spring 2022.”

The Glee alum’s former costars commented on the social media upload, including Max Adler. “Yessss!!!! Congratulations, guys!!” the 36-year-old New York native, who played Dave Karofsky on the Fox show, wrote at the time.

Darren’s slideshow came two years after he and the Effin Media founder tied the knot in Louisiana. The California native proposed to the couple in January 2018, after they had been dating for seven years.

“Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, CRAZY adventures together,” the Broadway star told his Instagram followers after proposing. “And I’m happy to announce that we’re kicking those adventures up a notch. We’re goin for it. To boldly go where neither one of us has gone before. Engage.”

The singer shared his secret to a happy union before they got married, telling Us Weekly that he was “get[ting] used to saying, ‘Whatever you want,’ and, ‘Yes, dear.’”

The Emmy nominee said Use during the February 2018 interview that “whatever makes her happy makes [him] happy,” adding, “It’s a long time coming, and I’m excited for the next chapter. It feels great.”

The coronavirus pandemic brought together the couple for 10 years.

“With so much pain and frustration plaguing our information intake, I thought I’d take a small moment to appreciate the light that is my Mia,” Darren gushed via Instagram at the time. “This past week marked 10 years of our lives together. 10. I used to hear a number like that and think — no way. But here I am, privileged enough to be able to share the number. It has only gotten more amazing over the years. Her tenacity, her creativity, her selflessness, her penchant for always giving life a fun flourish — they’ve all been an evergreen source of joy and inspiration for as long as I’ve known her. Even in these difficult times, I am grateful for the special connection we have. Mia, I wish you many more. Thanks for making the world a brighter place.”

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