Actress Ali Stroker is starring in a new role: motherhood! The Echoes star took to Instagram to announce the arrival of her first child with her husband David Perlow. The couple’s little one arrived on November 8th.

Ali waited until her first child passed their one-month milestone to reveal she had given birth. The couple welcomed a son and chose to name him Jesse Kenneth Perlow. Jesse is a Hebrew name that means “God’s gift,” while Kenneth is a Scottish name that means “handsome.” The Tony Award winner shared a selection of photos from her son’s first month and captioned the announcement writing, “Born 11/8 healthy and so happy to be here! Life will never be the same. We are so lucky that you are our boy!”

Ali and David first met in college but didn’t begin dating until they reconnected in 2015 at the Deaf West Theatre revival of Spring Awakening. The couple tied the knot in July 2021. They announced they were growing their family on their first wedding anniversary this year, with the Glee alum writing, “Best year ever! Thank you for creating this life with me! We won the jackpot! I love you.”

Ali, who uses a wheelchair following an injury to a spinal cord injury that she sustained in a car accident when she was 2 years old, opened up to People in 2019 about her concern with finding love. “As a lit­tle girl I think I was al­ways afraid of not find­ing some­one who would choose this. My dream [was] to find this part­ner, who wants to be by my side and is so proud of me.”

Congratulations to Ali and David on the arrival of their first child! We hope they continue to enjoy parenthood.

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