Congratulations are in order! “Supernatural” stars Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Padalecki (n�e Cortese) have welcomed their first child. “It’s a boy,” Jared tweeted late Monday night. The baby was born in Seattle, just over the border from where Jared shoots “Supernatural” in Vancouver.
When he announced Genevieve’s pregnancy via Twitter, Jared asked that instead of gifts, fan send donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. At press time, “Supernatural” fans have raised a total of $37,740 – a generous donation, which Jared and Genevieve have promised to match dollar-for-dollar.
Don’t worry, “Supernatural” fans — the little bundle of joy won’t throw a wrench in your hopes for a Season 8. Though The CW has yet to announce a pickup, it’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll have another year of the Winchesters.
“Gen and I are both hoping for Season 8, actually,” Jared told us in January. “With as many hours as we work, and as much as I travel back and forth, it’s a crazy life, but on the flip side, we’ve built a family in Vancouver. Our crew, our cast — we’re close to everyone. We know what to expect. When I told them that Gen was pregnant and due in March, they were immediately like ‘Okay, we’re going to get you some time off.’ I didn’t even have to ask. You can’t do that if you’re doing some big movie with Tom Cruise.”