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Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams describe their daughter’s birth in – their car


By Jennifer McShane
10th Jun 2021
Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams describe their daughter’s birth in – their car

Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario and Suits star Patrick J. Adams just welcomed their second child together, and apparently, she made her debut in the car.... The whole experience sounds wild.

Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario and Suits star Patrick J. Adams just welcomed their second child together, and apparently, she made her debut in a place they hadn’t anticipated – in the car directly outside of the hospital. The couple opened up about birth, which was anything but typical, on podcast Katie’s Crib, saying Troian started having rapid contractions so they hopped in the car and headed to the hospital, thinking they had plenty of time before their daughter’s arrival.

The Pretty Little Liars actress revealed that she thought she was having false labour pains — Braxton Hicks contractions — but realised she was actually in full-on labour.

The couple welcomed their first daughter, Aurora, in October 2018, and back then, Bellisario’s labour lasted over 26 hours. Because of this experience, when Bellisario seemingly started having contractions, they didn’t exactly spring into action. They were “still not in panic mode” until they made their way to the hospital.

On the way there, Troian explained she became more “uncomfortable” by the minute.

“I’m starting to have to push my seatbelt away from me… I’m in a lot of pain, but I’m also like, ‘I can’t be in this position anymore,'” Troian said, while Patrick added that it went from zero to a hundred in what seemed like seconds. “As soon as I hit the button and get the ticket [for the carpark], she’s screaming. I whip around, and by the time I turn my head around, Troian is fully on her hands and knees and we’ve gone nuclear.”

Patrick ran up to a security guard, explaining, “I get up to the guy and I say, ‘It’s all happening, in the car. You need to get the wheelchair down here, you need to get the people, all the people! all the professionals! It’s happening!'” He explained they were all acting pretty calm until they got back to the car.


He then opened the car door, and “As soon as I open it, Troian is doing one of her incredible howls.” She told Patrick to help get her pants off, and as he put it: “So she is still on all fours, butt facing the windshield. Her butt’s at my head level, so I just go and pull down her pants and [the baby’s] head is right there.”

Minutes later, Elliot was born — and Patrick caught their daughter.

The actress wrote on Instagram, “Ms Elliot Rowena Adams joined us on May 15th under the wildest of circumstances,” and it’s a pretty accurate discription.