Desperate Housewives star Kyle MacLachlan and his wife, Project Runway executive producer Desiree Gruber, welcomed their son Callum Lyon on July 25 – and his parents think he might have known what he wanted to be just seconds after his birth!
“He grabbed one of the clamps the doctor was using for the umbilical cord,” Kyle says. “He had it in his little hand for a second. We think maybe he wants to be a doctor.”
The new dad has got the hang of parenting; he “dances around while holding the baby to help him burp” and boasts,
“I’m a good swaddler. The secret is to use him like a rolling pin.”
Describing his new baby, Kyle says,
“He’s very calm – he’s not an obsessive crier. He has a thoughtful, Zen-like presence.”
Callum is the couple’s first child, and he’s definitely a miracle baby – Desiree suffered miscarriages, and was eventually diagnosed with thrombophilia, a condition that increases the risk of blood clots. To conceive, she had to give herself injections of blood thinner every day.
But both his parents agree – he was well worth the wait.
“There are times when we’re standing over his crib, waiting for him to wake up,” Desiree says. “It’s almost like a new channel opens up,” Kyle adds. “You’re looking at him going, ‘Wow, this is something we created. This is life.’ It’s so perfect.
Source: People print edition, September 22
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Rob Lowe and his wife Sheryl continue with their legal battle against their second former nanny, Laura Boyce.
In a response to Boyce’s claims against the Lowes, Rob filed papers claiming that she terrified their children by discussing gang activity in her neighborhood “in graphic” detail and sharing stories about people having their eyes and limbs cut off. The Lowes also claim that Boyce repeatedly used “racially inappropriate” words and discussed details about her sex life with the children. Boyce is also being accused of using the “n-word” when referring to her African-American friends and making inappropriate comparisons to her boyfriend’s genitals and household objects.
Rob and Sheryl go on to claim that Boyce would “self-medicate on Xanax and alcohol.” The Lowes also claim that she would often come to their house with strangulation marks and facial bruising, blaming her physically abusive boyfriend. In November of 2007, the Lowes say that Boyce did not show up for work one day so they filed a missing person’s report and “feared for the worst”.
In April, Boyce sued the Lowes, alleging that Sheryl Lowe created a “sexually offensive and hostile work environment” by using the “n-word” to describe Boyce’s boyfriend. She also claimed that Sheryl often walked around “naked, completely exposing herself.” While Boyce did not accuse Rob of sexual harassment, she is holding him jointly responsible.
Rob & Sheryl have not had good luck with nannies! The couple face a separate legal battle with another former nanny, Jessica Gibson, who filed a lawsuit against the Lowes April 14. They filed lawsuits against both women April 7, claiming they violated their confidentiality agreements and spread lies about his family.
Photo: Bauer-Griffin, 2001