“What better way to celebrate the 4th …[the July 4 Independence Day holiday in the U.S.] than to announce our 4th family member!!!” he tweeted.
“2 weeks ago we met our beautiful daughter Violet #Happy4th.”
Violet joins big sister Hazel, 2.
The Office and 13 Hours star hasn’t posted any baby pics yet – the couple has been guarded about sharing family shots in the past – but Emily has been happy to talk about her pregnancy in the build-up.
Emily, 33, showcased her baby bump on the red carpet for the first time in late February at the 2016 Oscars.
She looked radiant in a custom blush empire-waist Prada gown with crystal embellishments.
Also earlier this year, the star of the upcoming thriller Girl On The Train talked about the differences between her first and second pregnancies in an interview with C Magazine.
“The first pregnancy is the most self-indulgent thing in the world because you get massages and prenatal yoga and hypnotherapy CDs,” she said. “During this one I forget that I’m even pregnant. I’m hoisting my 2-year-old around!”
Emily and John did not reveal their new child’s sex ahead of time. In May, Charlize Theron, Emily’s co-star in the 2016 film The Huntsman: Winter’s War, hosted a baby shower for the actress, which featured a pastel blue cake with pink frosting and cloud and rubber duck decorations.
And their expanding family may have spurred another big change: In January, Emily and John put their six-bedroom Los Angeles home on the market. Its most recent asking price, in June, was almost US$7 million.
As for Hazel’s reaction to a new arrival, Emily says she’s slowly coming around to the idea.
“She sort of dismissed the idea initially and she just responded with, ‘Nope.’ ‘Nope,’ flat out! We’ve bought her every single ‘I’m a big sister’ book that’s out there and she’s a bookworm, so she’s coming around.”