It is certainly an incredible year full of joy and celebration for the cast and crew of Moonlight. The film has had an amazing run during this year's awards season, snagging up recognition and awards left and right, and now another joyful event has happened for this wonderful cast: Mahershala Ali is now a dad! And the photo of his new baby and his wife is absolutely precious, so don't mind me while I bask in the cuteness.
On his official Instagram account, Ali posted a tender photo of his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, kissing their swaddled newborn baby with the caption, "Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali 2/22/17 #pisces." Oh, and he even posted the adorable twinkling stars emoji by his baby's name, which is just so sweet.
It is also lovely that Ali took the extra moment to offer help with the pronunciation of Bari's name, which is just a little hint at the caring and loving parents they will undoubtedly be.
Over the past few months, Ali shared a few photos of his pregnant wife and recently, he shared with People his awe of her being pregnant while dealing with awards season. He said, “A big help is I have a supportive partner who loves me and gets it and has been a soldier throughout this.” Aww!
Ali has incredible respect for his wife, and baby Bari will be in lovely hands. Per People, Ali said of Sami-Karim on the podcast Death, Sex and Money in March 2016, “She’s extraordinarily intelligent, she’s about the right things, spiritually grounded, a beautiful person.” Congratulations to this beautiful family!