People.com has new information about Nick and JoAnna’s new addition!
Baby girl has made it to home plate!
Nick and JoAnna Garcia Swisher have reportedly welcomed their first child.
The first baseman for the Cleveland Indians, 32, was put on the teams’ paternity list (mandatory one to three-days leave) Tuesday, revealing the happy news.
He and his actress wife, 33, announced in November that they were expecting a baby, later revealing to PEOPLE their upcoming arrival had the couple thinking pink.
“I am so excited. I never in a million years thought I’d have a little girl, but over the last six months, the pink and purple dresses that I’ve bought,” Swisher joked in an interview last week.
“My wife says, ‘You’re going to spoil that little girl so much.’ I talk to her every night. We’re only a couple weeks out now. Jo and I, we’re so excited to meet her and to bring her in the world and give her a whole heap of love. It’s that life-altering moment that I need. I’ve been cruising along. I’ve got a beautiful wife — she’s my best friend. I’ve got a great job and a beautiful home, and now it’s time to be a dad.”
“We’re so fortunate,” he adds. “We just want her to be healthy. I want her to be exactly like my wife.”
It did not take long for JoAnna Garcia Swisher to know that Cleveland is where she wanted her husband to play baseball for the next few years. One look at that little blue baby jersey — complete with the Swisher name and No. 33 stitched on the back — hanging inside the team’s family room was all it took.
The Indians had the personalized newborn outfit on display during the Swishers’ free-agent visit to Progressive Field in December. At this point in their lives, with a daughter due before the end of May and a desire to settle down to focus on their family, Nick and JoAnna decided to make their home in Cleveland.
“It really felt like the common theme was family,” Garcia said. “I really felt that. It was always my first choice to be here.”
On this Mother’s Day, roughly six weeks into Swisher’s first season with the Indians, their decision to join the Tribe has only been reinforced. For this next chapter, they have traded in the big city lifestyle of New York for a house with a yard in a Cleveland suburb. The sounds of honking cars and sirens have been replaced by a group of baby ducks that often waddle through their backyard.
None of this is to say that the Swishers were not swayed in Cleveland’s direction by the four-year, $56 million contract (a deal that could extend to $70 million over five years) that the first baseman signed to suit up for the team. With that pact, Swisher instantly became the energetic face and voice of a franchise that is trying to change its image and fortunes.
That said, Swisher weighed his options closely with his growing family in mind.
“We had to take in all factors,” Swisher said. “My wife and I, this was our decision. We’ve never had a major decision like this before. For us to have that opportunity to set yourself up for — we were thinking in our minds maybe it’d be a five-, six-, seven-year deal — whatever we were going to get. It worked out and we came here.
“The family atmosphere that they had, the red carpet that they rolled out for us, I mean, I could go through a list of I don’t know how many things that are the reasons we came here. We’ve got a beautiful home here. Our neighborhood is amazing. Everyone here has been so nice to us. It’s been so great.
“It’s that next chapter in our life for Jo and I. We’re so excited to be parents. We talk to the little girl every night. We’re just excited to meet her now.”
Another aspect of the move that appealed to Garcia, who has acted in a variety of movies and television shows, was that Swisher was coming home in a way. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and he was raised in Parkersburg, W.Va., which is located just across the southeast Ohio border. Swisher played baseball at Ohio State University, and his dad, former big leaguer Steve Swisher, played for Ohio University.
With his Ohio roots, Swisher has been an immediate hit with Cleveland’s fan base.
“I knew we were coming home in a sense for Nick,” Garcia said. “And that felt really warm and lovely. And I’ve never felt so incredibly embraced and taken care of, from the organization to the incredible wives to Nick being embraced by all of his teammates.
“It’s really been this theme here about family, and it couldn’t be more fitting at this special moment in our lives.”
Swisher, who is excited about jumping head-first into fatherhood, added that he has enjoyed seeing so many of his teammates’ sons inside the clubhouse this season.
“It seems like everybody on this team has little kids,” Swisher said. “Any time a little kid comes in the locker room, that was me growing up. That was me.”
Of course, the Swishers are having a daughter.
“Oh, she ain’t coming in here, bro!” Swisher said before bursting into laughter.
“He’s already gone straight to imagining her dating,” Garcia said of her husband. “He’s already in a panic.”
That is years down the road.
First, Little Miss Swish will need to squeeze inside that small jersey by July, when all the Indians’ wives and kids will be getting together.
“I think the Swisher jersey is going to have to be broken out on family day,” Garcia said.
20th Century Fox has debuted the new trailer for The Internship, the Shawn Levy-directed comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Max Minghella, Rose Byrne, John Goodman, Dylan O’Brien, JoAnna Garcia, Eric Andre, Josh Brener, Tiya Sircar and Tobit Raphael.
In the June 7 release, Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, thet defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brillian college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.
Without much time to go before her baby girl makes her grand entrance to the world, the beautiful Cubana shares with us some of her go-to pregnancy pieces as well as her love for Gap Kids.
How has your style changed while being pregnant?
Actually, I haven’t shopped in a maternity store just yet, but for the most part I’ve been wearing a stretchier version of what I would wear in my normal life – jeans, tees, a leather jacket, and heels that aren’t as high.
Are there any pieces in your closet that you have been able to transition from pre-pregnancy to pregnancy?
All of my leather jackets. I’m obsessed with leather jackets! I have them in every color, so I’m happy I’ve been able to wear throughout my pregnancy.
I know you are having a little girl, what do you think her style will be?
Well, I’m going to enjoy the fact that I could put her in anything that I want and she doesn’t get to decide otherwise. But I’m anxious to meet her, so I can feel if her vibe is going to be funky or bohemian.
Are you enjoying shopping for her?
Definitely! I live at Gap Kids, I think they have the cutest stuff. I barely buy anything for myself, but my daughter has quite the collection.
Last week, JoAnna Garcia Swisher attended the Green Works And Environmental Media Association’s Young Hollywood Board Launch Party in Los Angeles. I have updated the photo gallery with 24 HQ and MQ images!
Last night, JoAnna Garcia Swisher attended the InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globe Party in Los Angeles. I have updated the photo gallery with 25 HQ and MQ images!