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Ali Stroker is a mom! On Dec. 8, the “Glee” alum announced that she welcomed her first child with husband David Perlow last month. “World meet Jesse Kenneth Perlow! Born 11/8 healthy and so happy to be here!” she wrote on Instagram. “Life will never be the same. We are so lucky that you are our boy!”
The Tony Award winner shared the news along with several photos of baby Jesse, including one of them skin-to-skin cuddling and a sweet selfie of her family of three. Stroker’s friends and followers flooded the comments with notes of congratulations, including fellow Broadway star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who wrote, “Um that is a VERY cute baby. . . . and a VERY good name.”
Stroker revealed her pregnancy in July on the same day she and Perlow celebrated their first wedding anniversary. “We are having a baby!!! The newest member of the team is arriving in November! A dream come true!!” she captioned an Instagram collage of a sonogram photo and her and Perlow on a baseball field. “Best year ever! Thank you for creating this life with me! We won the jackpot! I love you.”
The 35-year-old “Echoes” star shared plenty of updates throughout her pregnancy as she promoted her new children’s book, “Ali and the Sea Stars,” and prepared for her baby’s arrival. In early November, she posted a gorgeous maternity photo shoot of her cradling her baby bump surrounded by fall foliage. “Hard to articulate how grateful I feel to have the ability to carry my baby for 9 months,” she wrote. “It’s been a gift and a dream come true. This has been a real privilege. The body is miraculous. We can’t wait to meet you so soon little guy!”
Stroker and Perlow first met in college at New York University and reunited at the Deaf West Theatre revival of “Spring Awakening” in 2015. Together they founded AttentionTheatre, an organization that strives to help actors with disabilities land more onstage roles. Congratulations to the couple on their Broadway baby!