Motherhood looks good on Kaley Cuoco. Just ask her boyfriend Tom Pelphrey, who recently sung the actresses praises about her relationship with their firstborn baby, Matilda.
The Love & Death actor opened up to Access Hollywood about watching his girlfriend as a mom, and it’s so sweet.
“Oh God, it’s so cool. She is so good at it,” he said. “You know, it’s like all the qualities that I love Kaley about times 100. She’s so funny and she’s so nurturing and easy and playful and loving…I mean, so loving. You know, it’s beautiful.”
Aww! What a supportive boyfriend, we love it! But The Flight Attendant star isn’t the only one he’s obsessed with: his daughter Matilda already stole his heart, too.
When asked on a scale of 1-10 how much he is already wrapped around his 3-week-old baby’s finger, Pelphrey answered, “Eleven.”
The Ozarks star opened up about his reaction seeing his daughter for the first time in the hospital. “I just got chills again,” he said. “My heart was full. I was just so grateful.”
“It’s just wild,” he continued. “I think you’re almost in a state of like happy shock. And then you wake up the next morning, and you’re like, wait, yeah, that’s ours!”
Pelphrey also admitted he’s “excellent” at swaddling and changing diapers. “I was surprised how natural it felt,” he told Access about being a dad. “Like being around my nieces and other babies in my family was always a little bit, like, scared to hold them, scared to touch them, didn’t want to break them…As soon as they handed me Matilda, I felt comfortable holding her, I felt comfortable moving her around and changing her and that was surprise.”
Matilda Was Born on March 30
Pelphrey and Cuoco’s baby girl was born on March 30. “💓 3-30-23 💓 Introducing, Matilda Carmine Richie Pelphrey, the new light of our lives!” Cuoco wrote on Instagram. “We are overjoyed and grateful for this little miracle 💓.”
She continued, “Thank you to the doctors , nurses , family and friends who have helped us immensely over the last few days,” she said. “We are blessed beyond belief 💗 @tommypelphrey didn’t think I could fall even more in love with you , but I did 💗.”
Pelphrey shared his own pictures and sweet words to announce the birth.
“’You are the Soul of the Universe. And your name is Love.’ -Rumi,” he wrote. “My heart is full of love and gratitude for this miracle….🤍Matilda Carmine Richie Pelphrey🤍3/30.”
He added, “Eternally grateful for the strength and bravery of my soulmate and best friend @kaleycuoco. You are incredible. 💪♥️🙏🙌🙏🙌🙏🙌🙏🙌🙏🙌🙏🙌🙏🙌.”
The Name Matilda Has a Special Meaning
In his interview with Access, Pelphrey explained how they chose the name Matilda for their daughter.
“Kaley and I, we chose the name together, we loved Matilda long before she joined us,” Pelphrey explained. “And then I played for Kaley the Tom Waits’ song ‘Tom Traubert’s Blues (Four Sheets to The Wind in Copenhagen).’ And in that song, his chorus is a version of ‘Waltzing Matilda.’ So I’ve loved that song since I was 17, 16 years old. Played it for Kaley, she started crying.”
And then a really cool, full-circle moment happened. “Actually, the day we ended up going to the hospital, I was driving home from work and as I was pulling up to the house, that song came on the playlist.” How special is that?
Kaley Reportedly ‘Loves’ Being a Mom
Earlier this month, a source close to Cuoco told PEOPLE how much the couple love being parents: “They are “overjoyed and pretty obsessed with their baby girl.” Um, can you blame them?!
“Kaley already loves being a mom,” the insider continued. “She keeps sharing pictures of Matilda with friends.”
The source added, “Tom is amazing with the baby too.”
They are in a sweet new-parent bubble, and it’s so adorable to see their love for each other and their baby. Matilda is a lucky little girl to have landed these two as parents!
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