Chet Hanks is the proud father of a baby girl!
In an emotional Instagram video on Wednesday, the 26-year-old son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson explained why he kept the baby news under wraps, but not before blasting social media as “bulls**t.”
“I know I’ve not been active on the ‘Gram lately, because I’ve been figuring out my life, which is what we’re all doing, and social media’s all bulls**t anyway,” declared Chet.
After the short intro, Chet went on to confirm his daughter’s birth, and revealed that she inspired him to kick his drug addiction.
“I want to share something today because it’s about to be shared anyway in the press, which is the fact that I have a daughter,” he said. “I do have a daughter, she’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me, she’s the reason why I turned my life around and got sober. I’ve been sober — for over a year and a half — from everything.”
Despite ending his Instagram break, Chet doesn’t plan on posting pics of his daughter because “her privacy is sacred” to him.
“She’s not something to be posted,” he explained. “She’s something that I love, that’s changed my life but the fact is she’s about to be shared with everybody so I wanted you to hear it from me.”
“It hasn’t been easy making all my mistakes in public but I’m figuring it out,” he continued adding. “I’m doing the best that I can.”
Hopefully, Chet will learn some valuable parenting skills from his own father. Last year, the two-time Oscar winner opened up to ET about supporting Chet through his battle with sobriety.
“As a parent, you love your kids unconditionally,” said the 60-year-old actor.“You support them every step of the way.”
See more on his ET interview below.
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