Mark Ballas is a first-time dad! The “Dancing With the Stars” pro and his wife, BC Jean, welcomed a baby on November 5, 2023. Exactly one month later, Ballas shared the very first photo of his newborn baby boy.
“Welcome to Earth my son. Banksi Wylde Ballas,” the pro dancer captioned an Instagram post. Ballas didn’t show the baby’s face in the picture that he uploaded. Instead, he included a photo of the family’s hands.
Ballas’ baby announcement came on the same day as the season 32 DWTS finale. The ballroom pro is set to return to the ballroom to perform with season 31 partner and Mirrorball Trophy champ, Charli D’Amelio.
Here’s what you need to know:
Mark Ballas’ ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Family Sent Him Well Wishes on the New Arrival
Ballas and Jean chose to keep their baby news private for a few weeks, soaking in the early days with their little one. In fact, Ballas posted various things on his Instagram feed that suggested that the little one hadn’t yet arrived. For example, on November 17, 2023, he shared a Reel of Jean with a text caption that read, “trying to get comfy 9 months pregnant.” Four days later, he uploaded a video of him and his wife singing together. The caption? “POV: When you’re about to be a dad.”
Shortly after Ballas uploaded the first snap of his newborn son on December 5, 2023, many of his DWTS family members shared their well wishes and congratulatory messages in the comments section of the post.
“Congratulations. Welcome to the world Banksi. Love his name. Sending you all so much love xox,” wrote retired DWTS pro Kym Johnson Herjavec.
“I love you Banksi,” added Julianne Hough.
“The sweetest fam I love you guys,” said pro Lindsay Arnold.
Other DWTS stars such as Candace Cameron Bure and Shangela also commented on the post.
Jean shared the same photo on her Instagram account, adding, “Happy one month sweet boy
You are so loved.” Ballas’ mom, Shirley Ballas, was one of the first to comment on the snap.
“@bcjean he is the best most beautiful baby ever. We are all blessed,” she wrote.
Mark Ballas Has Been Posting About Becoming a Dad
Ballas and Jean have been posting about their baby in anticipation of the birth.
“Little one, I have watched you grow over the last 9 months in mums tummy & I will be here to watch you grow, hold your hand, laugh with you, cry with you, protect you but let you run free, advise you but let you make you’re own decisions & love you unconditionally till my last day in this life,” Ballas captioned a post on November 21, 2023.
I have no idea what this chapter will hold, but I promise to do my best to be the best dad I can be,” he added.
The couple also shared that Jean suffered a miscarriage in 2022 prior to getting pregnant with their rainbow baby.