There's a new member of the Walking Dead family. Christian Serratos, who plays Rosita Espinosa in the popular series, has given birth to her first child. The 26-year-old actress shared the news on Sunday in an Instagram post with the newborn baby, whom she refers to as "little W." She wished everyone a happy Mother's Day — a memorable one for her, as it is her first.
The otherwise private Serratos first revealed that she and boyfriend, New Politics singer David Boyd, were expecting back in March. By then, Season 7 of TWD would have finished filming, so it did not affect her role; she even had one of its biggest story arcs.
But don't expect this news to reduce her role in the upcoming season.
TWD never lacks for kickass female characters, and much of that comes from the actresses playing those roles. Serratos joins fellow cast members Alanna Masterson and Sonequa Martin-Green, who both recently had babies while working on the show. The two continued working well into their pregnancies, which included grueling days on set and intense stunt work. The women on the show deserve much of the credit for their dedication to the series, and I am sure Christian Serratos will just add to that.
Just as Tara went off on a supply run with Heath as a way to explain her disappearance on the show, Rosita was last seen in Alexandria's makeshift medical room after being injured during the fight against Negan. Her time to heal could be used as a plot device to give Serratos some appropriate time off — but do not expect her to be gone for long. She is one of the most crucial characters left to help take down Negan with her thirst for revenge and the chip on her shoulder.
One thing is for sure: these babies have some amazing mothers to look up to! Can you imagine growing up on a set where you watch your mom take down zombies for her day job?
The Walking Dead returns for Season 8 this fall.