Milla Jovovich and her husband film director Paul W.S. Anderson baptised their eight-week-old baby daughter on the weekend, and have shared delightful pictures from the day on social media. "Dashiel's baptism yesterday was incredible!" Milla wrote on Saturday, next to an adorable picture of her eldest daughter holding baby Dashiel.
She added: "Such a gorgeous ceremony, so peaceful and spiritual. Thank you to the very special godfather @chrissbrenner for this stunning pic of my two beauties!"
Milla is mother to seven-year-old Ever, and welcomed Dashiel on 1 April. Milla and Paul have been together since 2002 when Milla starred in the first of six Resident Evil films, which have been mostly written and directed by Paul.
"We are so proud to announce the birth of our second daughter Ms. Dashiel (Da-shill) Edan Jovovich-Anderson today!!!", Milla wrote on Instagram. "She is 7lbs. 10 oz. and 20 inches long! We love you Dash!"
Good morning everyone! I want to thank the super talented @mariagraziabruna (also a fellow Russian) for documenting Dashiel Edan's baptism last Friday! When we speak Russian we call her "Dasha", so her Saint's name is "Daria" (Дария). Amazing fact, Dashiel was born on April 1st which is also Saint Daria's Day! Amazing, right? She was born on the day of her namesake patron saint! (The christening was held at a traditional Russian Orthodox Church here in Los Angeles and its respectful for women to cover their heads before entering.) She just sent me this pic and it's so gorgeous!!! #Dashieledan #ladiary❤️❤️❤️
Milla later shared more snaps of the ceremony, including one of her holding her baby daughter up high, while wearing traditional Russian robes.
The 39-year-old actress explained on her Instagram that "the christening was held at a Russian Orthodox Church here in Los Angeles and its respectful for women to cover their heads before entering."
In a third picture, Milla is seen tenderly kissing Dashiel's head, and added: "Here's another pic by the amazing photographer, my friend @mariagraziabruna at Dash's baptism last Friday! I'm so excited about these pics!!!"
Prior to giving birth to her second daughter, the super healthy mum-of-two made sure she stayed in top shape during her pregnancy, with daily hikes as well as delicious foods.
She shared her foodie adventures with her fans with tantalising pictures on Instagram, titbits on Twitter and all her ingredients and tips on Facebook, revealing that she often kicks off the day with a smoothie, before ensuring she gets another boost of energy later on with an afternoon smoothie.
She also revealed that Ever was thrilled to have a sister, and had been telling her mother not to buy any new clothes, "not because she's jealous, but because she wants to share.
"She keeps saying, 'Don't get anything new. She can wear all my clothes'. She's so economical."