Amy Lee is a mom.
The Evanescence singer gave birth to a baby boy, Jack Lion Hartzler, on Monday, July 28, in New York. Lee announced the birth on her Facebook page, showing a picture of herself holding the baby and writing, “Our little cub, Jack Lion Hartzler, is here. I have never known the depths of my heart till now. The world just exploded in technicolor.” Lee also posted the photo on Instagram.
It’s the first child for Lee and her husband, Josh Hartzler, but in 2012, during Evanescence’s last tour, she told us that starting a family was a priority for her:
“Oh yeah, definitely. That’s something I long for more and more the older I get, for sure — not just about kids of my own but just spending time with my living family. Something I really end up missing a lot on the road is that, just down-home family time from my husband to my parents to my grandparents, my cousins, weddings, funerals, family gatherings. You miss a lot of stuff when you’re on the road, and it’s starting to hit me, ‘Oh, I can’t get that back…’ ”
Evanescence is currently on an extended break following the touring cycle for the group’s self-titled third album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2011