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America Ferrera Celebrates 'Wondrous, Magical' Son Sebastian's Birthday On Instagram

America Ferrera is celebrating her son’s Sebastian Piers Williams birthday with an adorable Instagram.

The 36-year-old Superstore star shared a sweet message for Sebastian‘s 2nd birthday.

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“Bazzito Burrito is 2 today! 🎉,” America captioned the cute photo with Sebastian‘s face covered with a party emoji. “What an amazing 2 years it’s been with this wondrous, magical, delicious little guy. Celebrating a love like no other with cake for breakfast!! 🎂.”

She also shared that she ate new daughter Lucia‘s piece of cake for her: “…will deliver to her via breast milk.”

America and husband Ryan welcomed daughter Lucia earlier this month and she also opened up about the anxiety she felt giving birth to her.

America Ferrera Gets Candid About the Anxiety She Felt Giving Birth During Pandemic

America Ferrera is opening up about the anxiety she faced giving birth amid a pandemic.

The 36-year-old Ugly Betty actress opened up on the Katie’s Crib podcast on Thursday (May 21) about delivering her second child with husband Ryan Piers Williams during the global health crisis.

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“I just know I have to put up my filter because I don’t have the emotional capacity to let that in. I realized that really early on for me,” she said during the podcast.

“For me I could feel my heartrate and my anxiety and my blood pressure and everything go up and also not being able to close my eyes at night and go to sleep because I’m sitting there with all these news stories swirling in my head,” she went on to explain.

“Just realizing early on that I had to be very disciplined about what I let in because it just doesn’t serve you especially in a time when you don’t need that added stress when you’re pregnant.”

America announced the happy news of her baby’s birth earlier in the month. Find out her name!

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America Ferrera Explains the Devastating Reason She Couldn't 'Enjoy' Her Emmy Win

America Ferrera won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series back in 2007 for her work in Ugly Betty, but she says wasn’t able to enjoy the night.

It was a historic win for America as she was the first Latina woman to win the category.

America is now opening up about the moment in an interview on the Armchair Expert podcast.

“When I won the Emmy, I can’t bring myself to watch that because the only thing I remember about being on that stage, accepting that Emmy, was the feeling that no one in the room thought I deserved it,” she said (via ET Canada). “And that’s a shame.”

“[I was thinking] ‘She doesn’t really deserve that. What is she really doing in that role? That role is not interesting enough, it’s not dark enough, it’s not edgy enough.’ You know, all of the bullsh–t,” America added. “Which doesn’t enter your mind on its own. There were people in my life perpetuating those narratives and making me feel like I hadn’t earned this moment. When I look back at that time, my heart aches for that 22-year-old girl, who didn’t get to really enjoy those moments.”

Ugly Betty lasted for four seasons and you can stream the show now on Hulu!

In other news for America, something pretty incredible happened for her this past week.

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America Ferrera & Husband Ryan Piers Williams Welcome Second Child!

America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams are parents again!

The Superstore actress and the 1985 actor revealed the exciting news on Mother’s Day (May 10).

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And her name is…Lucia Marisol Williams!

LUCIA MARISOL WILLIAMS arrived on May 4th to give me my Mother’s Day hugs and kisses herself. Mama, Dada & Big Brother are over the moon to welcome her bright light to our family.”

The two also have a 1-year-old son, Sebastian “Baz” Piers Williams.

“Quarantine may have canceled her Baby Shower but it didn’t stop us from collecting and delivering essential supplies to #YesWeCanMobileSchools – spaces for moms and children at the border to learn, play, and stay safe through these hard times. Dear friends, if you’re considering sending Lucia a gift, please donate to @yeswecanwf in her name. Or make a donation today in honor of the Moms you love! Visit www.yeswecan.world for more info,” she went on to say.

“Thank you @elsamariecollins @evalongoria & @thisisabouthumanity for organizing the baby shower and donations! And thank you to to all my friends and loved ones who donated gifts to support these beautiful families! Enjoy the video of your gifts reaching families!”

Congratulations to the whole family! Check out America Ferrera‘s post…

America Ferrera Will Return for 'Superstore' Season 6 Premiere After Her Farewell Was Cut Short

The season five finale of Superstore aired tonight and this season was supposed to feature the farewell of America Ferrera‘s character Amy.

America, who is pregnant with her second child, made the decision earlier this year to leave the show, but now she will return for one more episode in season six amid the abrupt end to the season.

The final episode of Superstore‘s season was not filmed because of production shutdowns due to the ongoing health crisis. Showrunner Jonathan Green has said that America has agreed to return for the season six premiere to wrap up her character’s farewell.

“That was a pretty immediate decision. As soon as it became clear that we weren’t going to be able to shoot [it as] the finale, she said, ‘I need to come back for the first episode.’ Obviously we were glad to hear that… It just wouldn’t feel right to send her off without a proper farewell episode,” Jonathan told TV Line.

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America Ferrera Surprised With Virtual Birthday Party & Calls It 'Joyous and Memorable'

America Ferrera got the biggest surprise ever for her 36th birthday over the weekend – a virtual birthday party!

The Superstore actress took to Instagram and shared pics from the happy event with her fans.

“My sneaky and dear husband @ryanpierswilliams surprised me with a zoom birthday party yesterday!” America shared. “I have to be honest, I’ve seen a million of these posted and thought ‘how could that be fun?’ But as you can see from these pictures, I was completely overwhelmed with joy & love!”

America continued that she had “no idea how much I wanted to be with my community and to see the faces I love so much! @ryanpierswilliams you turned my quarantine birthday into one of the most joyous and memorable! You filled me with love and cake and ended it with a virtual dance party!! You are the best.”

Check out pics of America‘s party, and the yummy cakes she got, too!

America Ferrera Shares Empowering Message To Pregnant Women During Coronavirus Pandemic

America Ferrera is sharing some positive words to pregnant women everywhere as they experience the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

While showing off her growing baby bump in the pic, taken by her husband Ryan Piers Williams, the -year-old actress assured pregnant mamas everywhere that they got this.

“As this baby grows inside and I attempt to breathe through the fears and unknowns of this time, I am thinking of all you other mamas bringing new life into this world right now,” she wrote.

America continued, “And also all of the women across generations and centuries and borders who have and are currently birthing new life in the midst of so many extraordinary and daunting circumstances. Life is a miracle, and mamas make it possible through their strength and power.”

“Hang in their pregnant mamas! We got this.”

America announced she was expecting baby number two with Ryan just before the new year.