Robin Williams’s son Zak became a father and gave first child his father’s second name McLaurin

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Robin Williams’ son Zak just became a father, and he and his fiancee, Olivia June, paid tribute to the late comedian with their newborn son’s name.

“Introducing you to my little family!” June wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday. “My fiancé, Zak, and I were so happy to welcome baby McLaurin to the world on May 22nd.” .

Zak Williams, 36, has named his son McLaurin Clement Williams, giving his son his dad’s middle name, according to People. McLaurin was Robin Williams’ middle name.

Baby McLaurin arrives almost five years on from Robin’s death.

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Introducing you to my little family! My fiancé, Zak, and I were so happy to welcome baby McLaurin to the world on May 22nd. We are beyond thrilled he chose us to be his parents, and obviously think he’s the best, smartest, and cutest baby ever!! In life today, we expect everything to be live shared on social media, and many who are close to me are even just learning this news. 😬 We’ve kept this news private for a number of reasons, one of which is my increasing emphasis and appreciation for living life away from social media and focusing on my offline relationships, another being the challenges that face us as women startup founders. I have a lot more to say about this later, but at a high level… Becoming a mom is something I’ve always known I wanted, but as an early stage startup founder sometimes sounded impossible, not because I didn’t think I could manage it, but because I knew the extent of bias in the industry against me as a female founder and the fight to be taken seriously in building a business focused on solving social challenges for women. (Not to mention the fact that maternity leave doesn’t exist for me!) As I’m proud to have successfully built a business that doesn’t rely on Silicon Valley VCs taking women’s friendship seriously to operate and has an amazing supportive team, I’m excited to be expanding my role from global change-maker startup CEO, connecting millions of women to their best friends, to a milk factory, raising a really amazing little man who has a boss mamma. None of this would be possible without the most incredible and supportive partner a woman could ever hope for. Zak, the headline is true, you’re already and will always be, “World’s Greatest Dad!” Mickey and I are the luckiest. 🥰 [Photos by my super talented future sister-in-law @zeldawilliams]

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Zak welcomed the baby with his fiancee Olivia June on 22 May.

Zak is the eldest child of Robin, and since his dad took his own life in 2014, he has been a mental health advocate. His partner Olivia is the CEO of women empowerment app Hey! and also founded a tech-startup.

Speaking previously in an interview about his late dad, Zak said he missed him ‘all the time’.

In a biography about his dad, named Robin, Zak said: “I’m kicking myself for not visiting him during that time. “Because I think that was a very lonely period for him. In retrospect, I feel like I should have been there, spending time with him. Because someone who needs support was not getting the support he needed.”

Via CBS News /  Lad Bible / People / Instagram / Pinterest

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