Charlie Kirk returned to the air with The Charlie Kirk Show Monday morning after a week off, with an important announcement. He and his wife Erika had their first child last week, a girl. The Kirks had not gone public about the pregnancy, and Kirk said it had been hard not to share the good news earlier.
“Well, I’m back,” Kirk told the viewers. “Thank you guys for watching last week, we deeply appreciate it as always. jack posobiec He did an amazing job completing it.”
“I’m going to tell you why I was out last week. I know a lot of different people messaged us, and we appreciate your support of the show,” she thanked viewers, before saying, “Last week was a week that changed my life.”
“In a world where everything is posted on social media, where everything is constantly posted and talked about, we made a decision, my wife and I, to keep one thing private. And I’ll tell you it wasn’t easy. This was one of the hardest things I think I’ve ever had to do. Not only keeping it private and keeping it a secret, but also going through the process of all of that. Aside from some close family and friends, my wife Erica and I decided not to tell the world that she was pregnant,” she said.
Their motives weren’t just for family safety and privacy, but because for the Kirks, not everything in life has to be shared on social media to mark importance.
“And we did it for a variety of reasons, some security reasons, and also because it’s not about social media. It’s not about the millions of people who could talk about it to get likes and shares and all that,” he said. This was an experience they wanted to keep to themselves, without constant pings and notifications.
“Last week, we welcomed our beautiful daughter into the world,” he said.
“I can tell you, I want to say that many of you in the audience are parents and grandparents. Everyone who says it’s life changing: Exactly,” Kirk recounted.
“It is beyond transformation. When you look down into your arms and suddenly see your son, everything you’re fighting for, everything you care about,” she gushed with the pride of a new parent.
“Everything that you’re pushing takes on absolute clarity almost instantly and immediately puts the whole fight of what we’re doing here,” he said, “on the Charlie Kirk show and on US turning point in a whole new perspective.
“And it was without a doubt the most transformative moment of my life. And boy, does it make you want to take down the bad guys more than ever, and continue to fight for what’s beautiful and what’s good and what’s true,” Kirk said.
“There was something so special in a world where almost everything I do is public: ‘what is Charlie wearing? What is Charlie saying? What is Charlie doing? That there is an element of our life that we were able to keep private and it is no longer private,” he said.
Kirk praised his wife and was overjoyed at the new addition to their family.