Norman Reedus has had one heck of a year, and that wasn’t lost on him this holiday season. On Instagram on Christmas Eve, Reedus shared the first photo of his daughter while expressing gratitude for his family — and melting all our hearts in the process.
“A lot to be thankful for this year… this one especially,” Reedus wrote of his baby, whose little hand clasps his in the Instagram photo. In addition to his partner and the baby’s mother, Diane Kruger, Reedus also added shoutouts to his ex-girlfriend Helena Christensen and his 19-year-old son with Christensen, Mingus Lucien. “Love u Diane, Mingus, @helenachristensen. Happy family.”
Per E! News, Kruger commented on the post, writing, “I love you [heart emoji].” To which Reedus replied, “@dianekruger you n me.” (Sidebar: Could these two be any cuter?!)
Hilariously, Reedus’ Walking Dead costar Alanna Masterson — who plays Tara on the show — slid into the comment section to remind Reedus he left her out. “Pretttttttyyyy sure you forgot my name in there….” Reedus replied, “Hahahhaha. Love u too.”
The baby, born in early November, is the first child for Kruger, and Reedus’ second. The couple hasn’t yet released the child’s name, but Kruger has spoken about the new addition in interviews during recent weeks. While promoting her new film Welcome to Marwen, she described motherhood to Extra as “very rewarding.”
She also noted she is in the throes of full-on fatigue-slash-euphoria, saying, “She’s very little, but I’m tired. I feel like a superhero right now.”
We can’t get enough of this happy little family, and we’re so glad they keep giving us sneak peeks whenever possible.