Jake Owen Shares First Photo of Newborn Daughter for Mother’s Day
Jake Owen is a proud papa to two daughters—6-year-old daughter, Pearl; and newborn Paris, who just made her arrival on Apr. 29. Paris is so new to the world that there aren't too many photos of her floating around just yet, but Owen decided to share his first public shot of the baby for a very good occasion—Mother's Day!
Owen's May 12 Instagram post notes that it's a very special day for his girlfriend, Erica Hartlein, as it marks her first year celebrating the holiday as a mom. Little Paris can be seen snuggled in the crook of her mother's arm, while Owen holds a balloon emblazoned with the baby's full name (Paris Hartley Owen) and gives Hartlein a kiss.
Although the day is all about moms, Owen can brag a little on his own parenting skills, having been a single dad to older daughter Pearl for some years now (Pearl's mom is Lacey Buchanan, whom Owen divorced in 2015). Fans have long been entranced by Owen's sweet social snaps showing off his "girl-dad" chops, doing everything from snuggling with his little girl on the tour bus to attending doughnut parties at her school.
"She’s shown me how to be a good father to little girls," Owen told People of his eldest. "I’ll be a great father to Paris because of that.” We're sure new mom Hartlein will appreciate his expertise in this area, as well.
Hartlein is an interior designer, and she and Owen announced they were expecting a baby during an ABC News Special titled I'm Coming Home on Nov. 22, 2018.
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