Jurnee Smollett-Bell shares 1st photo of son, Hunter

Jurnee Smollett-Bell gives fans their first look at her son, Hunter

On Friday, April 7, the “Underground” actress shared a precious family snap on Instagram featuring her nearly 5-month-old baby boy and hubby, Josiah Bell. “My fellas. So in love … they make my heart explode,” she captioned the photo.

As previously reported, the proud parents, who tied the knot in October 2010, announced the birth of their first child, Hunter Zion Bell, in November 2016. While the new mom has since been posting pics of her little man, this is the first time Smollett-Bell, 30, has shared a front-facing photo.


Meanwhile, the former child star recently revealed to People that it’s hard to “pinpoint one thing” she loves most about motherhood, but that the ability to recognize her own growth is a big one.

“He’s teaching me so much about myself. He’s teaching me so much about love,” Smollett-Bell said of Hunter. “I see myself in him, and I start to love that about myself even more.”

“It’s like I see the world differently now, through his eyes,” she continues. “He makes me reassess, really, what matters.”

Part of reassessing what matters most, of course, is navigating the difficulties of balancing home life and career. “I admire so many women who say, ‘You know what? You don’t have to choose. You can live your truth in both areas of your life and be a whole person,'” she recently told “ET.” “I’ve grown up and seen so many women who have. Alfre Woodard is an example of someone. Look at Zoe Saldana, how she’s rocking the twins, you know, bringing them on the set.”

“I think if in your life you want to do it, you shouldn’t have to choose one over the other,” Smollett-Bell added. “We live in 2017 and, as women, we should be able to do what we love and create what we love.”

What a beautiful family!

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