The Jumanji star, 48, made the declaration after the “Yummy” singer, 26, posted three sweet photos on Instagram showing him holding his newborn niece, Iris, who Baldwin’s sister, Alaia Baldwin, welcomed with her husband, Andrew Aronow, on Monday, August 17.
“My baby niece iris .. scroll through and whiteness [sic] the most squishy cute gumdrop ever!! Love you @alaiabaldwin and @andrewaronow ! She’s so precious!” the singer captioned the photos that showed him wearing a mask but no shirt as he cradled the baby — and looked so comfortable doing it.
“This image pretty much seals the deal,” Johnson, who has three daughters, wrote on the post in a message captured by Comments by Celebs. “Fully expect you and H to have a baby in 2021.”
A source told Us Weekly in June that the couple, who wed in September 2018, “have been talking more and more about wanting to start a family together.”
The insider added that “having kids in the near future has become a very real conversation between them.”
Hailey, 23, who also posed with her new niece, has previously spoken about becoming a mom, telling Vogue Arabia in December 2018 that she “can’t wait to have” kids and admitting that “now that’s a closer reality.”
“They’re both super family-oriented and are excited about the next chapter of their lives together,” another insider told Us the following month. “Hailey can’t wait to be a mom.”
But while the pair have been spending a lot of time together in quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, there’s no pregnancy to announce yet.
“We didn’t make any babies, so that’s that,” the model said while promoting Justin Bieber: Seasons at PaleyFest LA earlier this month.
“Even through the quarantine, we’re still pretty newly married. We’ve just been … getting to know each other deeper,” Hailey added. “We’ve been having a really fun summer, regardless of everything that’s been going on.”
“Obviously, we have compassion for those who are really struggling and that hurts us,” the Grammy winner added. “But for us, we’ve really been able to create a deeper bond with each other, spending a lot of time with each other and not traveling, but road-tripping.”
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