Actress Jen Lilley has announced the arrival of her fourth child! The actress, most notably known for starring in holiday movies on cable channels Hallmark and GAC, and her husband Jason Wayne welcomed their little one on May 12th.
Jen and Jason welcomed a baby girl! They revealed their child’s gender this past November a few weeks after announcing their pregnancy. The couple chose to name their daughter Jackie Grace. In an exclusive interview with People, Jen shared the inspiration behind her daughter’s moniker. “Jackie means ‘God will protect her,’ Grace means ‘God will empower her.'”
The Royally Wrapped for Christmas star described her delivery to People as “insane.” She explained, “I had no idea if I was really in labor. I had Jackie 7 minutes after pulling up to the ER. If I hadn’t left when I did, I would have had her in the car, and I’m not sure she would have survived. The midwife told the nurses, ‘Get her pants off!’ And I was thinking, why is everyone thinking this baby is coming right now. The midwife said, ‘She has quite a bit of hair’ and Jason and I were both stunned. I wasn’t sure if she was joking! But then I thought, that would be a strange thing to joke about, and realized, I was actually having the baby right NOW.”
Jen and Jason, who have been together since 2007, shared three children together. The couple adopted two half-brothers from foster care, son Kayden in 2019 and son Jeffrey in 2020. They welcomed their first biological child together in July of 2019, a daughter named Julie Evangeline.
Congratulations to Jen and Jason on the arrival of baby Jackie! We wish them lots of love as they welcome their daughter into their family.
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