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Charisma gives birth - It’s a boy !

Wednesday 26 March 2003, by Webmaster

Please welcome to the world Donavan Charles Hardy. Charisma gave birth to a healthy baby boy at 9:50 PM on March 24th at Cedar Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills. He weighed in at 8 pounds 10 ounces and has a marvelous head of hair. Both mother and baby are doing well.

Please join us in congratulating Charisma, Damien and the new baby!


From Zap2it.com :

It’s safe to say life did not imitate art with the birth of "Angel" star Charisma Carpenter’s child.

Carpenter, 32, and husband Damian Hardy welcomed their first child, a boy, into the world Monday (March 24). The child and mother are both "healthy and well," Carpenter’s representative says. No other details are being released.

Carpenter’s real-life condition has become a central plot line on "Angel" in recent weeks — although, given the show’s demonic bent, it’s been far from a typical pregnancy.

Her character, Cordelia Chase, became pregnant (apparently) after a tryst with Angel’s (David Boreanaz) son, Connor (Vincent Kartheiser). Whatever’s gestating in her womb is not your average being, and the effect on Cordy has been far more than hormonal. She’s turned evil.

Carpenter will return to "Angel" soon to work on the season’s final episodes.

From SyFy Portal.com

Angel’s Carpenter Welcomes Son

Author: Michael Hinman Date: 03-28-2003 Source: Zap2it

One has to wonder if Charisma Carpenter is keeping watch out for demons after giving birth to her first child March 24.

According to reports, Carpenter — who plays Cordelia in The WB’s "Angel" — was joined by her husband Damian Hardy in welcoming their first child, a boy who is reported to be "healthy and well."

In order to keep Carpenter in the show during her pregnancy, the producers decided to make her pregnancy a central plot line where she apparently has become pregnant with Connor’s (Vincent Kartheiser) baby. However, the effects of the pregnancy haven’t done well for Cordelia, as she turns evil, even tormenting Angelus (David Boreanaz).

Carpenter is expected back on the set soon to help finish the rest of the show’s fourth season.

From Yahoo.com

Charisma’s Little Angel Thu Mar 27, 3:00 PM ET

By Lia Haberman

Unencumbered by centuries of bloodlust, blinding visions or demon spawn, Charisma Carpenter successfully gave birth to a baby boy on Monday.

It’s a first child for the WB star and hubby Damian Hardy. The newborn made his debut into a vamp-free Hell-Ay late Monday, nearly a week after Carpenter’s original due date.

"Baby and mother are doing very well," said a rep for the actress. No other details were released.

Carpenter, 32, and the baby’s father, a psychology major at Santa Monica College, wed in a shotgun ceremony in Las Vegas last October attended only by their immediate families. The couple was waiting for baby to make three before throwing a glitzier bash in Tinseltown.

Mom and Dad reportedly met five or six years ago, dated, got engaged, broke up and then got back together (at least nine months ago by our calculations).

Carpenter, 32, is best known for playing head case Cordelia Chase first on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and currently on Angel, where her visions direct the demon-fighting group to Los Angelenos in trouble. Cordelia spent much of this season on a higher plane (i.e., out of sight) because of her real-life pregnancy, until it was revealed that Cordy (or at least her evil double) was preggers with Connor’s baby—Connor being Angel’s bundle of broodiness who grew up faster than any TV kid in tube history.

Born in Las Vegas, Carpenter kicked her heels up as a San Diego Chargers cheerleader in 1991 before moving to Los Angeles where she caught the attention of TV titan Aaron Spelling, who cast her in the short-lived series Malibu Shores.

The following year, the thespian auditioned for the title role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (news - Y! TV) but wound up being cast as snotty Cordelia instead. The move paid off for Carpenter, who got Buffy’s true love all to herself in 1999, when she and David Boreanaz left to star in their own spinoff series, now in its fourth season.

Carpenter is expected to return to work soon, albeit briefly, to wrap up the season. It’s possibly the series’ last—Angel wasn’t among the slate of six shows given an early pick up date by the WB this week.