Family of five David HenrieAnd Maria CahillAfter previously experiencing a miscarriage, the couple welcomed their third child, a rainbow-colored baby, on Sunday July 17.
“IT’S A GIRL!!!! Gemma Clare Henrie was born 7lbs 15oz at 3:21am,” Henrie, 32, shared via Instagram alongside some family photos from the hospital. “Maria is currently enjoying the most deserved nap ever haha. She stuck to her plan l and had a drug free birth and I couldn’t be more in awe of her! God bless you all for this greatest gift. Maria and I want to thank you for your prayers. I have received many messages and I appreciate it. #vitabella #deogratias – A shout out to our nurses Morgan, Sofia, and Katy, our midwife! Y’all are spectacular and thank you to all the nurses out there we appreciate you.”
The Wizards of Waverly PlaceThe alum revealed in December 2021 that he was expecting a child with the former beauty pageant queen, 31-year-old. In March 2019 and December 2020, the couple welcomed 19-month-old James and Philomena, respectively.
“Maria and I were really racking our brains on what to get our son James for his first birthday #3 #bigbrother,” the California native captioned an Instagram photo from James’ birthday party at the time. “We are going to wait until birth for the gender reveal. Couldn’t think of a better gender reveal then [sic]Are you right?!”
The former Disney Channel star also revealed to his Instagram followers that the Delaware native had suffered her fifth miscarriage before she was able to conceive their child.
“I’m proud of her because she did what needed to be done to heal, and now we’ve been given another chance with our third child, and we are hopefully clear of miscarriage danger,” Henrie wrote.
The actor previously spoke about his partner’s pregnancy losses when they welcomed Philomena.
“Maria and I suffered three miscarriages before finally being able to carry Pia to full term,” the How I Met Your MotherAn alum shared her thoughts via Instagram in 2019. “While it was insanely difficult recovering from miscarriage after miscarriage, we knew if we were ever going to be able to hold a baby of our own in our arms that we must not let the tragedy affect our marriage, but rather grow closer together!”
Henrie went on to explain why he “felt compelled to share” their losses, writing, “I had no clue just how difficult trying to start a family could be. My wife and me went through many trials. … We discovered a severe progesterone deficiency which seems to have been our culprit. The answers are out there.”
When James arrived on Christmas Day, Henrie told his Instagram followers about Cahill’s fourth miscarriage.
“Jesus … blessed us in a special way by giving us James on this date because it was December 25th, 2019 that we had our fourth miscarriage,” the This is the YearStar explained in the 2020 social-media upload. “Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes, they paid off in a massive way. … My wife is a superhero and was able to achieve her goal of having a drug-free birth. I’m so proud of her!”
Three months after Henrie proposed, the couple got married in Los Angeles in April 2017.