Jaden Michaels Welcomes Baby Girl, Maelynn Jane

Congrats to the happy family!

Written by Chris Parton
Jaden Michaels Welcomes Baby Girl, Maelynn Jane
YOUNTVILLE, CA - MARCH 17: Singer Jaden Michaels performs on Day 3 of the 4th Annual Yountville Live music, food & wine festival on March 17, 2018 in Yountville, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

Aspiring country singer and songwriter Jaden Michaels has welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Maelynn Jane Ritz. She was born Monday, October 15.

Michaels, who’s written songs for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Carly Rae Jepsen, Glee star Lea Michele and provided background vocals for Demi Lovato, opened up about her pregnancy to Sounds Like Nashville in August. At the time, she described how the experience played into her introspective track, “Way of Life,” which was written a day after she found out she was pregnant.

“All I kept thinking was ‘a lot of people go in an order of life: get engaged, get married, have kids type thing.’ But it doesn’t always happen that way, and even if it does, it doesn’t take into account those feelings of surprise or all the things that can run through your mind of ‘are we ready, am I ready, what does this mean, my work,’” she explains. “I wanted to write through that.”

Celebrating her birthday today (October 16), it’s already been a big week for Michaels — who is the sister of pop singer and Keith Urban collaborator Julia Michaels (“Coming Home”) — but it’s not done yet. Her debut EP, Clothes on the Lawn, drops this Friday, and her steamy single, “Behave,” is out now. Check out its video for a glimpse of Michaels’ boyfriend (and now Maelynn’s dad), Andrew.