‘I just had a baby’ The Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz reveals he’s welcomed his third child with wife Erica

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  • Ike Barinholtz, who starred in hit TV show The Mindy Project, revealed he's become a father for the third time.

    The now dad-of-three made the surprise revelation at the Los Angeles premiere for his new movie, Blockers, saying that he was still wearing the hospital bracelet.

    Ike and Erica like to keep their personal life under wraps, and it was not known that he and his wife were even expecting their third until he announced the birth yesterday.

    ‘I just had a baby’, he said on the red carpet. ‘I wear [the bracelet] until it kinda falls off. Like the umbilical cord. I drank a lot of coffee today, but we have not slept in a few days, but we’re getting there.’

    The Suicide Squad star added that as this is his third child, he’s used to all that fatherhood has to offer.

    ‘This is my third, so there’s no more surprises. There’s only breast milk and poop, that’s all there is’, he said.

    Ike BarinholtzIke, his wife Erica and their daughter

    The 41-year-old and his wife Erica tied the knot back in 2009, and welcomed their first baby in 2013 – a daughter who they named Foster.

    The pair welcomed another girl, Payton, in July 2016, but this time the dad hasn’t revealed whether they had another girl or their first boy.

    Ike’s lovely baby news comes not long after he broke two cervical vertebrae in his neck while filming a stunt for his new film, The Pact.

    Speaking about the scary incident, he said: ‘We knew something was wrong right away. It was scary and was touch and go for a while… Luckily, I’ve had great doctors who have really helped me with my recovery. I do as they tell me.’

    Ike BarinholtzIke and his wife Erica in 2015, when she was pregnant with their second child

    Despite his injury, he was still able to film the final season of The Mindy Project, and praised his family and friends for helping him throughout his recovery.

    ‘After the accident, I talked to Mindy and we agreed that the only option was writing it into the show. Luckily, on The Mindy Project I play a character who could break his neck falling out of his bunk bed and it’s completely believable.

    ‘Sometimes it takes getting hurt to see how lucky you are to have great people in your life. My family has been taking amazing care of me, and Mindy and all the folks at the show have been so kind.

    ‘Also, many friends have sent lots of food which is great – but I can’t exercise, so in a way, it’s exceptionally cruel.’