Let us all welcome Amy Smart baby to this crazy, crazy world we’re living in! But if Flora, her first baby’s name, manages to be as cute as her mother, then we’d have no qualms about her. Just kidding. Flora was born on Dec. 31 to Smart and husband Carter Oosterhouse.
In her Instagram account, Smart posted a photo of the new family—her and Oosterhouse, who’s holding their baby. She captioned it with an official announcement: “It is with great gratitude and pleasure to welcome our little girl Flora to the world. What a blessed way to bring in 2017. Amen and Thank You God for this special new life!!”
Amy Smart baby a surprise to fans
The news of Amy Smart baby came as a surprise to her fans because the 40-year-old actress did not reveal any plan to start a family soon. Although she and Oosterhouse have been married since 2011, there was no indication that they planned a baby last year.
Still, it’s a welcome development for the actress and the HGTV host. They were married in Traverse City, Michigan, where Oosterhouse came from and where Smart’s parents currently live. It was quite a long journey towards them welcoming Flora to the world but hey, what a way to welcome 2017, right?
Smart is a former fashion model turned actress who is most notably remembered for her role in Varsity Blues, Road Trip, The Butterfly Effect, Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!, Starsky & Hutch, Just Friends, and The Single Moms Club. She was recently seen with Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Brendan Gleeson in Free State of Jones.
Smart is also starring with James Franco, Topher Grace, and Amy Witt in the upcoming film Mississippi Requiem.
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Amy and Carter’s love story
The two met by accident at a green-charity event in November 2010. Oosterhouse is an “eco carpenter” while Amy is also actively supporting the raising of awareness for environmental problems. That seems to be the connection they all need as they married a year into dating.
They both have Midwestern upbringing that hasn’t been touched by Hollywood. So, in September 2011, Smart married Oosterhouse while wearing a Carolina Herrera gown and watched by 215 guests. Capping off their five-year marriage is the arrival of Amy Smart baby.
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