Karen O Welcomes Baby Son, Shares Adorable First Photo!


How long before he’s allowed to watch Where the Wild Things Are? Indie rocker Karen O recently welcomed her first child, a baby boy, and on Sunday, Sept. 27, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman, 36, shared the first photo of the newborn on Instagram.  

“Shortly after we brought him home I held him in my arms and listened to Roberta Flack singing this tune I felt my heart exploding in my chest with a love I couldn't begin to put into words so Roberta's will have to do for now,” she captioned the black and white photo of her cradling her son. 

Barnaby Clay and Karen O
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She then wrote out some lyrics to Flack’s 1969 hit “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” 

Karen O did not reveal her baby’s name, but that comes as no surprise. The private singer kept her pregnancy a secret until she was already several months along. She simply arrived at the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony show in April sporting a sizable baby bump

The musician married director Barnaby Clay in 2011. The pair last attended a public event together at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty. 

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