Tristan “Mack” Wilds revealed to the world last week that he and his girlfriend, Christina Hammond, had officially welcomed their first child together, after announcing that they were expecting back in December. Last Thursday (April 30th), Mack shared a photo of a tiny fist wrapped around his thumb over top of a guitar, with the caption, “…My greatest creation was you… You. Glory.”
He and Christina shared few details at the time, but on Wednesday (May 6th), the couple officially introduced their daughter, Tristyn Naomi Wilds, ESSENCE Magazine’s 50th anniversary issue. “It brings Christina and I great joy to introduce our daughter to the world the historic 50th Anniversary issue of the iconic publication, ESSENCE Magazine,” Mack wrote on a post featuring beautiful photos of the new family from their ESSENCE photo shoot.
“Today, our daughter joins the legacy of icons who have graced these pages,” he continued. “Get ready to show the world your light… my love, Tristyn Naomi Wilds.”
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It was revealed late last year that the happy couple would be welcoming their first child together, after what Mack had been in “a really dark place.” Last June, the singer-actor was arrested for driving with a suspended license, and while he managed to resolve the issue by paying all his fines, it was reflective of his struggles at the time. “I told God I needed a light,” he said while announcing Christina’s pregnancy. “I needed a sign that I was supposed to be here, and that my presence here on earth was needed…Heard ju, God.” Tristan addressed that time in his life further in their ESSENCE feature, noting that finding out he was going to become a father “just made me feel like I had to be a lot stronger. I had a lot of growing up and strengthening to do to be ready to take care of this little one.” Congrats to these two on their little bundle of joy!