The actress named baby girl after late mother.
Maya Rudolph knows how to keep a secret. The comedy actress has finally revealed the name and birth date of her nearly one-year-old daughter. Rudolph and her husband, director Paul Thomas Anderson, welcomed their baby girl on August 1, 2013, and named her...drumroll please...Minnie Ida Anderson.
The newborn was named after Rudolph's late mother, singer Minnie Riperton. The reason for finally disclosing baby Minnie's identity was no publicity stunt. Rudolph birthed her daughter at home and, according to California state law, wasn't required to apply for a birth certificate for one full year. Without hospital records, it took TMZ getting their hands on the paperwork to figure out the details.
Minnie is the fourth child for Rudolph and Anderson. We wish her a happy first birthday!
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