A family to be proud of! Nearly a decade later, they are still together. Matthew MorrisonAnd Renee PuenteTheir family grew with the addition of son Revel, and daughter Phoenix.
“My wife’s name is Renee, and I’m Matthew, obviously, [and] we wanted our boy to have an R name, and we just kind of came with different R names.” the Glee alum — who wed the Hawaii native in October 2014 — exclusively told Us Weekly Their eldest child was born in October 2017 and they were married in March 2018. “We were just having a conversation and talking about how we want to revel in our child, just revel in love. It’s not really a typical name, but it’s not so weird.”
Morrison added: “The thing we didn’t really anticipate was, whenever I say his name, some people are like, ‘Rebel?’ That’s the only hard thing.”
As the married couple continued to marvel over Revel’s milestones, they gave their son a little sister, Phoenix, nearly four years later.
“What a monumental joy it is to celebrate this first year of life of our Phoenix Monroe Kahilina’ialoha Morrison. You rose from the ashes of a global pandemic, and the loss of several deep loves to give our family a new beginning,” the Broadway veteran gushed via Instagram in June 2022. “I was so excited go through this whole experience again, with a lot more understanding of what to expect. I couldn’t have asked for you! Your mischievous smile is what makes my heart sing. Your kisses to all the mariposas and pajaros. Your caution with every movement, every touch. Already, I can see many unique qualities that will carry you through this lifetimelong journey. This is just the beginning.”
Phoenix’s 2021 arrival came nearly two years after Puente suffered a miscarriage.
“I just went through one of the most vulnerable, raw, massive, confusing, just phenomenal experiences that a woman could ever endure,” the Tell me you love me In an Instagram video, the actress explains. “Matthew and I have been so intentionally trying to get pregnant and calling our child. I’m trying to call in my child that I know is waiting for us. I want to give my life and open my arms to this person. We got pregnant with our second child. It was a miracle of love and intention. … I don’t feel sorry for myself, and to go through these experiences and to get pregnant and to be alive is an accomplishment.”
After grieving their loss, the former Greatest Dancer mentor and Puente have continued to bask in the joys of parenthood.
“Parenting is a calling on your deepest, innermost vulnerability, strength, patience and healing,” the mother of two wrote via Instagram in July 2022. “It is an opportunity for so much awareness and conscious growth, as long as we’re listening, paying close attention, and willing to take action. Parenting is a gut-wrenching, sobering, heart-warming, radical, out-of-this-world experience of LOVE.”
Scroll below to see Morrison and Puente’s family photos through the years: