Nearly one month after reports surfaced that Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale welcomed their second baby, the 47-year-old actor not only confirmed his son’s birth but also revealed his name is… Rafa! Rose, 38, and Bobby are already parents to a 22-month-old son named Rocco Robin Cannavale who was born in February 2016.
During a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bobby dished on the special meaning behind his newborn son’s name. “I hadn’t given one of my children a Latin name yet, so I wanted to honor my mom’s side of the family,” he explained. “And, you know, Rafael Nadal had such a great year and we were constantly keeping up with him and watching all his matches so we were like, ‘How about Rafa? That goes well with Rocco.’ And that was it.”
The Will & Grace star is additionally a father to an older son, Jake Lumet Cannavale, 22, from his previous marriage to Jenny Lumet. Bobby and Jenny were hitched for nine years from 1994 until 2003. He began dating Rose in 2012 and the two have been an item ever since. “[Things are] going great. We’re a… little bit of lack of sleep in the house, but we’re doing well,” Bobby said of being a new father-of-three.
Rose — best known for her roles in movies Troy, X-Men: First Class, Bridesmaids, Neighbors, Spy, and Annie as well as the TV show Damages — revealed she and Bobby were expecting their second child last August. “I’m a little tired but feeling good. Everyone was very sweet on set today, and you always get a little bit more attention when you’re pregnant, which is fabulous,” she told Jones magazine.
Shortly after welcoming little Rocco, the actress opened up about being a new mom. “You have this huge responsibility you didn’t have before. There’s someone you have to keep alive. I also like to think Rocco has brought out better qualities in me,” she told Sunday Style. “I was already becoming my parents, even before I had Rocco. You know how that happens? One day, you’re like, ‘I’ve turned into my parents!'”
Shortly after Rocco’s birth, Rose also got candid about the challenges of motherhood. “I’m still in a fog, I haven’t even left my apartment in three months,” she said at the time. “It takes an hour and forty-five minutes to get out of the house with a baby, and by the time I’m ready, I’m exhausted. I’m done, I’m going back in. I don’t care!” Congrats again to Rose and Bobby on their new addition!