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Darren Criss and Wife Mia Swier Joyfully Welcome Their Second Child

Written By Anne Kostick
Last updated: June 8, 2024

Darren Criss and his wife Mia Swier have expanded their family, welcoming their second child, a baby boy named Brother László Criss, on June 3, 2024. The couple shared the joyous news with a heartwarming Instagram post featuring their newborn son swaddled in a Star Wars-themed blanket and sporting oversized sunglasses.

Key Takeaways

  • Darren Criss and Mia Swier welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Brother László Criss, on June 3, 2024.
  • The couple announced the birth with a playful Instagram post.
  • They are already parents to a two-year-old daughter, Bluesy Belle Criss.

Darren Criss, known for his roles in “Glee” and “American Crime Story,” took to Instagram to share the delightful news. He posted a photo of their newborn son, Brother László Criss, wrapped in a blue blanket adorned with Star Wars’ R2-D2 and wearing oversized sunglasses. The caption read, “M & D just delivered their follow-up single. Brother László Criss. 6/3/24. Out now.” Criss humorously clarified, “… and yes his first name is Brother.”

The announcement was met with an outpouring of love and congratulations from friends and former co-stars. Matthew Morrison, Criss’s “Glee” co-star, commented, “Yeeeeesssss! So happy for you growing Family!! Love you all!” Kevin McHale, another “Glee” alum, also expressed his joy, writing, “Congratulations ????????????.” Rachel Brosnahan, Criss’s co-star from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” added, “Congrats fam!”

The couple had previously announced they were expecting their second child in December 2023. They shared the news with a creative Instagram post featuring a doctored movie poster for “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” with their faces edited onto the cast members. The caption read, “And COMING SOON… Let’s hope the sequel is better than the photoshop.”

Darren Criss and Mia Swier are already parents to a two-year-old daughter, Bluesy Belle Criss, born in April 2022. Criss has often spoken about how fatherhood has enriched his life and influenced his work. In a 2022 interview with Entertainment Tonight, he described the experience as “beautiful” and “wonderful,” adding that it has helped him “level up” in all aspects of his life.

A Love Story

Darren Criss and Mia Swier’s love story began in 2010, four years after they met through mutual friends. The couple got engaged in 2018 and tied the knot in a magical New Orleans ceremony in February 2019, attended by friends, family, and several of Criss’s “Glee” co-stars. Criss has described their wedding day as one of the most incredible events of his life.

The couple’s journey from dating to parenthood has been filled with love, creativity, and joy, and the arrival of Brother László Criss adds another beautiful chapter to their story.

Charles Eames

Anne Kostick has been Editor-in-Chief since September 2007. Previously, Anne was a principal at Foxpath IND, a publishing, consulting and editorial services company specializing in the transition to and from traditional content publishing and online content management, development and publishing. Her clients included trade book publishers, technology and financial services Web sites, and arts and cultural institutions. Previously, she worked as Licensing and Product Development Director, Senior Acquisitions Editor and Director of Electronic Publishing for Workman Publishing, and as Senior Acquisitions Editor for Harry N. Abrams/Stewart, Tabori & Chang. In the online world she worked as Director of Content Development for Anne has a B.A. in Greek and Latin, with a minor in Theater, from Beloit College. She is the author of several books for children, as well as a definitive collection of jokes.

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