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Ellie Kemper Shares First Photo Of Adorable Son

"Motherhood is crazy!" the actress said.
05/22/2017 11:27am ET

Ellie Kemper has been quite busy lately. In addition to promoting the third season of her Netflix show, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the actress is also raising her baby boy.

Kemper and her husband, Michael Koman, welcomed baby James last summer. Appearing on “Today” on Friday, the star publicly shared a photo of her son for the first time. And clearly, he’s a total cutie.

The mom certainly thinks so. “He is the cutest baby on the planet,” she told Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer.

“Now that I’m a mom, when I see a photo of any baby, I know ― even if I think the baby is just so-so ― you have to react like, ‘That’s the cutest baby I’ve ever seen!’” she added. “Because if anyone doesn’t have that response when I [show them] a picture of James, I’d leave. It would cut!”

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Kemper and her husband, Michael Koman, have a son named James. 

Kemper also noted that her son isn’t particularly interested in baby toys at this point, preferring “to tear up paper.”

Speaking with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” last week, she noted that James also likes playing with drain plugs, boxes and “the loose skin” on her neck.

As the new mom told Jones and Dreyer: “Motherhood is crazy! Why didn’t anyone tell me?”

Watch the full video from her “Today” interview to see Kemper’s photo of baby James and hear more of her thoughts on parenthood and this season of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

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