Van Jones is celebrating a new addition to his modern family.
The Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, 53, advocated for “conscious co-parenting” Saturday as he announced in a statement shared with PEOPLE that he welcomed a baby girl this month with his friend, Noemi.
“After the COVID lockdown, I got clear that I wanted another kid. I discovered that my friend Noemi also wanted a baby. So we decided to join forces and become conscious co-parents,” he said. “It’s a concept that I hope more people will explore and consider.
“This month we welcomed to Earth a baby girl, whom we will raise as coparenting partners. This is a special time for our families. I feel grateful, joyful and blessed. As we create a safe and loving environment for this blessed young soul, I respectfully ask for privacy. Thank you for all the love and support,” Jones added.
Jones’ announcement marks his third time becoming a dad. He also shares sons Mattai and Cabral with ex-wife Jana Carter, whom he married in 2005. They announced their split to PEOPLE in 2018.
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