Van Jones welcomes baby with friend as they plan to ‘co-parent’

Van Jones has welcomed his third child (Picture: Getty Images)

Van Jones has opened up on his unconventional family setup after welcoming a baby girl.

The CNN commentator, who has two other children revealed that he and his friend decided to ‘join forces’ to have a child together.

He told TMZ: ‘After the Covid lockdown, I got clear that I wanted another kid.

‘I discovered that my friend Noemi also wanted a baby. So, we decided to join forces and become conscious co-parents. It’s a concept that I hope more people will explore and consider.’

Van, 53, added: ‘This month we welcomed to Earth a baby girl, whom we will raise as co-parenting partners. This is a special time for our families. I feel grateful, joyful and blessed.’

The star previously married to Jana Carter – niece of former US President Jimmy Carter – in 2005 and they went on to welcome two children; Mattai and Cabral.

After a 14-year marriage, Jones and Jana split and divorced in 2019.

Van Jones and Jana Carter

Van was previously married to Jana Carter (Picture: WireImage)

Last year, following Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s split, some fans speculated that she and Van had struck up a romance after working together to successfully get Alice Johnson pardoned from her life sentence. Johnson was convicted in 1996 on non-violent drug charges.

Together, they went on to work with former President Trump’s administration to help pass the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill aimed at changing sentencing laws.

However, their bond seems to have been purely platonic, with Kim now dating SNL comedian Pete Davidson.

Van has been a presenter on CNN since 2013.

He has hosted the network’s political debate show Crossfire, The Messy Truth, The Van Jones Show and The Redemption Project, the latter of which focused on restorative justice.

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