actor Kalki Koechlin and her boyfriend Guy Hershberg welcomed their first child
together – a baby girl on Friday night.
Taking to her Instagram account on Sunday, Koechlin announced the name of their baby girl, Sappho. She thanked everyone for the good wishes and positive energy.
“Respect to all the women who go through the intense and gruesome experience of birth, be it vaginal or c-section, so many of whom are not given credit or support for the biggest challenges they face, but are expected to do it out of some kind of duty. The process takes a huge toll both psychological and physical and should have the backing of an entire community to truly heal,” reads the caption.
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Please welcome Sappho. Born 07/02/20. She just spent 9 months wrapped up like a momo in my uterus. Let’s give her some space🌬️ Thank you for all the good wishes and positive energy pouring in. And respect to all the women who go through the intense and gruesome experience of birth, be it vaginal or c section, so many of whom are not given credit or support for the biggest challenges they face, but are expected to do it out of some kind of duty. The process takes a huge toll both psychological and physical and should have the backing of an entire community to truly heal. And a reminder to each and every human being of where we started, being formed from tiny molecules to conscious, beautiful beings. We are survivors of the biggest battle, the one for life and existence, and should treat ourselves and others with that love and respect. “Some say an army of horsemen or infantry, A fleet of ships is the fairest thing on the black earth, but I say It’s what one loves.” ~Sappho~ circa 600BC
Earlier, on Kareena Kapoor Khan’s radio show, Kalki had revealed that her pregnancy was unplanned and she could not believe it at first. “I didn’t believe it. I went and got another test immediately. But I told my partner Guy and he was thrilled. I think I took a little while. I took like 2-3 days to just sort of take it in,” she said.
Kalki, who has made it clear that she does
not want to rush into marriage with Guy just because of the baby, said that
their parents were not opposed to their decision to have a baby out of wedlock.
Kalki’s last major Bollywood release was Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, which also starred Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
Kalki’s was previously married to filmmaker
Anurag Kashyap. The couple got married in 2011 but separated after two years.
In September, she announced that she is pregnant with her first child.