On Thursday, it was revealed that John Oliver and his wife Kate Norley welcomed their new son into the world. This is the comedian’s first child with his longtime love. How exciting!
A rep from HBO confirmed:
“John and his wife Kate are parents of a baby boy. Everybody is happy and healthy.”
Yay! Unfortunately, the happy parents have yet to reveal the name of their new, tiny tot. Bummer.
Regardless, we couldn’t be more excited for the duo as the Last Week Tonight host has been quite the advocate for maternity leave reform in the past.
Currently in the U.S., women who’ve been employed full-time for over a year at a company with a minimum of 50 people are entitled to only 12 weeks of UNPAID leave.
Previously, he commented:
“What that means is that 40 percent of workers are not covered under the federal law. So if a worker with no paid leave goes into labor at work, she better hope it’s on her lunch hour and that her co-workers don’t mind if the break room gets a bit messy.”
LOLz! Well said.
Congrats again to John and Kate on their bundle of joy. Be sure to give us a call when you’re ready to announce Baby Oliver’s name to the world. Thank ya kindly!
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