“The Walking Dead” actor Norman Reedus and his girlfriend, Diane Kruger, are very private people, carefully choosing to share small pieces of information about their personal life.
But they decided to release one painfully funny photo, this time to celebrate Kruger’s birthday.
The picture is of Kruger and the couple’s daughter. “Happy birthday angel,” Reedus wrote for Kruger.
Kruger replied, “I love you and little Etiquette the most.” When a fan asked if “etiquette” was the child’s name, Kruger demurred, saying “no, it’s not.”
The two have never released their daughter’s name. This stretches back to at least January, when pictures of Kruger and their daughter made their way online.
At the time, Kruger spoke out against the photos:
“Dear fans, dear non fans, dear paparazzi and anyone with a conscience. We were just tagged in these paparazzi pictures of me and our daughter. These pictures were taken without our consent and expose a vulnerable and innocent baby.”
“While we understand that some people would like to see a picture of our daughter, we as parents want nothing more than allow her to grow up in privacy and safety. Me and @bigbaldhead would kindly ask you not to repost these pictures and help us achieve that goal.”
Reedus also shared a photo of him and Kruger lounging on the beach. Kruger says they’re enjoying their personal family time, though home-cooked meals may be out of the question for now.
“It’s a great moment of joy. We have a lot to be thankful for. It’s been a wonderful year. I’m just looking forward to having my own little family be together, have take-out because I don’t think I can step away to cook!”
Kruger has also said of their daughter, “She’s still very young, so I just want to be home really and enjoy her. Every day she’s different.”
Kruger and Reedus started their relationship when they were both filming Sky in 2015. Reedus also is a father to Mingus Lucien, 9, his child with Helena Christensen.