Robin Williams' Son Honors First Child With The Late Actor's Name

Zak and Robin Williams in 2012
June 13, 2019 - 14:09 / Sarah Schulz

Robin Williams' son Zak had his first born son with his fiancée Olivia Jade on May 22nd, 2019. The news of the new baby broke on June 12th however and fans are very happy with the special baby announcement. 

The legendary actor, Robin Williams passed away by suicide in August 2014. His son Zak has opened up about his father's death since then and is a big mental health advocate. Zak and his fiancée Olivia Jade welcomed a baby boy on May 22nd and they paid tribute to Zak's late father by naming their new son McLaurin Clement Williams. 

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Introducing you to my little family! My fiancé, Zak, and I were so happy to welcome baby McLaurin to the world on May 22nd. We are beyond thrilled he chose us to be his parents, and obviously think he's the best, smartest, and cutest baby ever!! In life today, we expect everything to be live shared on social media, and many who are close to me are even just learning this news. We've kept this news private for a number of reasons, one of which is my increasing emphasis and appreciation for living life away from social media and focusing on my offline relationships, another being the challenges that face us as women startup founders. I have a lot more to say about this later, but at a high level... Becoming a mom is something I've always known I wanted, but as an early stage startup founder sometimes sounded impossible, not because I didn't think I could manage it, but because I knew the extent of bias in the industry against me as a female founder and the fight to be taken seriously in building a business focused on solving social challenges for women. (Not to mention the fact that maternity leave doesn't exist for me!) As I'm proud to have successfully built a business that doesn't rely on Silicon Valley VCs caring about women's friendships to operate and has an amazing supportive team, I'm excited to be expanding my role from global change-maker startup CEO, connecting millions of women to their best friends, to a milk factory, raising a really amazing little man who has a boss mamma. None of this would be possible without the most incredible and supportive partner a woman could ever hope for. Zak, the headline is true, you're already and will always be, "World's Greatest Dad!" Mickey and I are the luckiest. [Photos by my super talented future sister-in-law @zeldawilliams]

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McLaurin Clement Williams

McLaurin is the late Robin Williams' middle name, however according to the outlet, the new parents plan to call their baby boy "Mickey" for short. The engaged couple made their baby announcement eve more special as Zak's younger sister Zelda Williams took their family photos. It seems to be a family affair and we know that Robin Williams would have been incredibly proud. 

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