Ian Harding is a dad! The “Pretty Little Liars” star shared an adorable Instagram post of his own hand holding a baby’s tiny one along with the caption, “Thank you for the Birthday wishes folks. I’m thankful for many things this past year, but most of all I’m grateful for the best early birthday present a fella could ask for.” The post was shared on Sept. 16, Harding’s birthday, but it’s unclear when exactly his bundle of joy arrived.
Harding is notoriously private, and the post marks the first time he’s mentioned any kind of baby news. He also waited nearly two years to reveal that he’d married his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Hart, sharing a throwback post on Instagram in February 2021 that featured a wedding ring. Later that month, he told E! News that he and Hart had wed in a private ceremony in October 2019. Hart is a photographer and set designer, per Us Magazine.
Harding reprised his role as Fitz on “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” and he has his own new baby on the show, too, after star Bailee Madison’s character, Imogen, decides to give her baby to Fitz and his wife, Lucy Hale’s Aria Montgomery.