Rob Delaney’s wife, Lea, gave birth to a baby boy in August.
The “Catastrophe” star shared the news in an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine on Sunday. Delaney for the first time revealed Leah had been expected in June, five months after the couple’s 2-year-old son, Henry, died of a brain tumor in January.
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If Delaney told the outlet, his new baby shares a special bond with his late son. Henry was the first person he and Leah talked about their new bundle of joy. “We probably would have had a fourth yet. But I mean, there are mixed feelings,” Delaney expressed. “It’s kind of as they touch each other a little bit, but they exist almost in their own bed. Having a child in no way, shape, or form facilitates the grief on Henry dying.”
“[But] not the making of our new son less magical,” he added. “I want to be against him, and he deserves our full attention and love, and he grew in the same womb as Henry.”
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Henry died at home, surrounded by family. “It was only for us, and it was very special,” Delaney told The Sunday Times Magazine. The small was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, and underwent an operation to remove it in the beginning of 2017, but the cancer is back, that fall.
In a series of gut-wrenching tweets on Wednesday, Delaney opened up about his family’s first Christmas without Henry. “Our first Christmas without Henry came and went. The day itself was okay, maybe because there are so many terrible, painful days in the run-up to it; we must be on our quota or something. We talked about him a lot & included memory throughout the day,” he said.
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“I speak openly about Henry in an attempt to destigmatize sadness. My family is sad and in pain, because our beautiful 2 year old boy died after a long illness. Why should we not be sad? Why should we not be angry and confused?” he continued. “Tweets, as these are not therapeutic for me, nor are they ‘updates.’ I just want other grieving parents and brothers and sisters feel seen/heard/respected/loved. And maybe they can help someone who is not trained in grief support from a friend is better. I don’t know.”