Renowned Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner, 32, has stepped into a new role as a mother, embracing this joyous phase with her fiancé Alex Clark. The couple proudly announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Rosalie Starbird Clark, on Thursday via Instagram.
Accompanied by a charming selection of photos and videos, the new parents introduced Rosalie to the world. In one of the touching images, Wagner, a Winter Olympic bronze medalist, is seen tenderly holding her daughter in a heartfelt hospital selfie.
The post further captivates with close-ups of Rosalie, donning a pink and blue striped hat in one picture and a cute bow in another. The arrival of Rosalie Starbird Clark has sparked an outpouring of well-wishes and congratulations, creating a ripple of joy across the community.
Esteemed personalities, including fellow Olympians Kaitlin Hawayek and the renowned 1988 Olympic champion Brian Boitano, have joined fans in sending heartfelt messages. Their warm greetings highlight the widespread affection and support for Ashley Wagner and Alex Clark in this delightful new chapter.
Delving into the significance of their daughter's middle name, Wagner shared on her Instagram Story, “Starbird is my Nana’s maiden name and she was the fiercest woman I have ever known." This tribute highlights the importance of strong female influences in Wagner's life.
Journey to Parenthood
The couple's journey to parenthood began publicly in May, when they announced their pregnancy.
Wagner shared the news with her followers through a sonogram photo and a series of couple photos, expressing her excitement for this new chapter in her life with Clark. 2024 promises to be an eventful year for the duo, not only embracing parenthood but also preparing for their wedding.
They plan to exchange vows next summer at Scenic Beach State Park in Seabeck, WA, a location close to Wagner’s heart, as she mentioned growing up there with her younger brother Austin. As the couple navigates these momentous life events, their story continues to captivate and inspire their fans and well-wishers around the world.