The Kennedy family just got a little bigger. US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III took to Twitter Tuesday to share the happy news that he and his wife, Lauren, are new parents.

“Lauren and I are happy to announce that our daughter Eleanor (Ellie) arrived today! Grateful for love and support!”

The congressman posted a longer note on Facebook, adding that their dog, Banjo, “remains very skeptical of what this means for his social media fame.”

Kennedy also used social media to announce the couple’s pregnancy back in July.

Baby Ellie’s parents, who met at Harvard Law School, married in December 2012. This is their first child together.


Kennedy, who represents Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District, is the son of former US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy.

Lauren and I are so happy to announce that our daughter Eleanor (Ellie) arrived this morning! Her mom is doing great and...

Posted by Congressman Joe Kennedy III on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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