Brb, bawling. Aaron Paul indirectly celebrated International Women’s Day via social media Thursday, March 8, by sharing an incredibly moving post dedicated to his wife, Lauren, and their newborn baby girl, Story.
The Breaking Bad actor shared a photo of both his wife and the little one sleeping while curled up together on a couch. “Life. To live. What an extraordinary gift that we as a whole constantly take for granted,” Paul captioned the photo. “It’s easy to forget how lucky we are. These two ladies in this photograph are my world and they are a constant reminder how lucky I am to be alive.”
The couple, who married in May 2013 in a Gatsby-themed, Malibu wedding, welcomed their first child together in February. “The little one on the right is my daughter and she just turned a month old. Her name is Story and each breath she takes makes me weak,” he wrote. “The sounds she makes when she stretches and yawns are what I live for. Her sneezing and hiccups make me feel warmth like I have never felt.”
He continued, “The sleeping beauty on the left is my wife. Her name is Lauren and she just happens to be the greatest human that I have ever met and she just happens to be a damn good mother. Truth is, I never believed in soul mates before meeting her but I can tell you right now that she is mine. I guess that’s how it works sometimes. Her and I somehow magically created this precious child and never has there been a greater gift for us. To be parents. What a blessing. What a miracle life is.”
Paul got especially sentimental in the final paragraph of his post as he considered the magnitude of meeting a partner and the resulting joy of raising a family together. “Someone once said the odds of existing are as if two million people each rolled a dice that is a trillion sided and they all ended up landing on the same number,” he noted. “Think about that. How rare each and every one of us are. How beautifully perfect/imperfect each and every one of us are. It’s crazy to think that we all started out as a perfect little sperm that happened to fertilize a perfect little egg on a very specify moment in time. Everything had to be absolutely perfect for each and every one of us to exist. Lucky us. I don’t know why I am writing all of this for all of you to see. I’m just staring at my baby sleeping in my arms and felt the need to express myself. Love to all of you perfectly imperfect people.”
Lauren, herself, frequently reciprocates the love on social media. A few days after the birth of their daughter, the proud new mom took to Instagram to share a photo of her husband cradling the newborn at home. “I have never loved you more than I do right now,” she captioned the pic. “We are so lucky to be your girls forever.”
The two are quick to dispel that their marriage is perfect, but they’ve rapidly emerged as one of Hollywood’s cutest and most relatable couples for a good reason. “People get in fights because they don’t communicate, because you don’t want to hurt the other person,” Paul told Elle in 2014. “If you do want to hurt the other person, then shame on you—you’re an a–hole. My wife and I do not argue. We communicate. We talk. But we’ve never fought in our entire relationship.”