Reality star Holly Madison and her husband, Pasquale Rotella, welcomed their second child, son Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella, on Aug 7.
The doting dad announced the new addition’s arrival on Instagram.
“What an incredible week. A crazy, stressful start, which transformed into this magical moment. First, a five-year-long indictment against me was finally dismissed; then yesterday Holly, Rainbow & I welcomed a healthy 8-pound, 14-ounce baby boy to the family,” the 42-year-old concert promoter wrote, sharing a snap of his newborn son’s hand entwined in his.
“Now I’m holding my beautiful son at the hospital reading amazing birthday wishes from all of you. Definitely one of the most memorable weeks of my life! Lots of love to everyone who took the time to post, tag or send me a message online. I’m grateful & touched! We’ll be heading home from the hospital later & I’ll be posting photos of the new baby soon. Thanks ‘n love you ALL!”
Madison, 36, revealed the name of their newborn bub, posting a picture of her clutching a big blue teddy bear along with the caption, “I’m so happy to be at home with a healthy baby boy, Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella. Thank you for all the kind comments over the past few days.”
The new baby joins big sister, Rainbow Aurora, 3. who appears to be keen to assist her parents with older-sibling duties.
“[Rainbow] was the first person my husband and I told,” Madison said earlier this year, announcing the impending arrival to WHO, which was followed up by her rep confirming in March that her second child would be a boy.
“I think she’s going to be a good big sister. Madison continued. She’s very caring and she loves playing with her baby dolls and taking care of the pets.”
Madison’s decision to choose such a unique name isn’t much of a surprise, given that she told WHO she would probably avoid generic titles. “I don’t really like normal names,” she said at the time. “We have a few finalists.”
Having already experienced childbirth and parenting before, The Girls Next Door and Holly's World star plans a more laid-back approach with her two tots.
“I’m so excited,” she said back in March. “This time I know what to expect a little bit more. [That] makes it even more enjoyable.”
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