Uzo Aduba Welcomed Her First Child

"I’m a Mommy, you guys."

Uzo Aduba, who fans will remember as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren from Netflix's hit series Orange Is the New Black, is officially a mom. Yesterday, the actress shared that she welcomed her first child, a daughter named Adaiba Lee Nonyem. Aduba, who is 42, is married to filmmaker Robert Sweeting. The couple made a huge splash at the 2023 Tony Awards, where they revealed that Aduba was pregnant on the red carpet.

"My daughter. I’ve never been in love so quickly, so deeply in my entire life," she captioned her Instagram post, which also offered a translation for the new arrival's meaningful name. "I really don’t know what to say, guys. My heart is full. Thank you, God."

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Dominik Bindl/Getty Images

"I have joy like a fountain. I have witnessed a miraculous thing, and I feel blessed to know you are ours," the message continued. "We love you so much, Adaiba Lee Nonyem - Daughter of the people, treasurer of the mother’s names who came before you. I’m a Mommy, you guys. Motherhood. I’ve joined the club. I hear the dues are high, but the membership is completely worth it :) #grateful."

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Nina Westervelt/CBS via Getty Images

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"The happy couple is over the moon about their growing family and are excited to be parents," an insider told People back in June. Aduba has been notoriously quiet about her relationship, but People did share that she and Sweeting got married in 2020. 

Leading up to the birth of their daughter, Aduba shared multiple updates on Instagram, giving her followers a peek into her pregnancy and the Beyoncé concert that came with it.

"Bey-bee’s first concert. It was incredible to step out with our Little One and my girl, @idaravictor to see the one and only 👑🐝🪩 @beyonce What a spectacular show," Aduba wrote in September 2023, when she (and her daughter) attended one of Beyoncé's star-studded shows in Los Angeles.

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