Jeffrey Dean Morgan says son's 'little head exploded' at his first movie premiere

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton made a rare public appearance this week, stepping out for the Rampage world premiere with 8-year-old son, Augustus.

While fans were excited to get a glimpse of the happy family — minus newborn daughter, George — no one was more excited than Gus. Morgan told us that Wednesday night marked their son’s first premiere ever.

“It was a big night for the Morgan clan,” the Rampage star told Yahoo. “He didn’t know that a premiere meant he was going to see the movie.”

The Walking Dead actor continued, “[Gus] thought he was going to get to meet Dwayne [Johnson]… and do a red carpet thing — which I don’t know what he thought that was.”

The Morgans step out for the <em>Rampage</em> premiere. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
The Morgans step out for the Rampage premiere. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Needless to say, Gus was excited to see the film and meet The Rock. “On the car ride to the premiere he figured out that he was going to get to see the movie and his little head exploded,” Morgan laughed. “It was a very exciting time.”

Gus loved the movie and apparently had quite the reaction about the ending — which we won’t spoil here.

Morgan, 51, and the One Tree Hill actress, 35, welcomed George in February. Their date night this week marked the parents’ first night away from their little girl.

As some of you know, @jeffreydeanmorgan is off in Europe getting ready to do some big conventions. And he’s self aware enough to know his track record for “spilling the beans” isn’t so great (bless his heart!). So before he starts tripping up in an attempt to maintain our privacy, he asked that I go ahead and post something about our little girl’s birth. But before I do that, there’s something I really want to say to all the women out there who are trying….. It took a long time for Jeffrey and I to have this baby. The first time I got pregnant, it took a year and a half. I surprised him on Christmas with baby Seahawk booties. We cried. We celebrated. We picked out names. And we lost that baby. More losses followed, and as so many couples know, it was heartbreaking. It still is heartbreaking. And every morning of the five years it took us, I’d open my computer at the kitchen table and see the news and I’d grow bitter over the endless parade of celebrities showing off their bumps and babies. I’d weep out of jealousy for how easy it was for them. Didn’t they know something could go wrong? Didn’t they know that there were other women out there struggling? It pained me to see the corporate sponsored baby showers and magazine covers capitalizing on this human miracle that wasn’t happening for us. So when this pregnancy started, we were cautious. I didn’t want to celebrate for fear of jinxing it. I didn’t want a baby shower. I checked her heartbeat every day, up until the day she was born. And now that she is here, I just stare at her in wonder all day. I see her in her daddy’s arms and I don’t take any of it for granted. She screams bloody murder and I smile because she is so wildly alive. So now that folks know she’s here, I don’t want her birth to cause any other woman to weep at her kitchen table. If anything, my wish is that she would restore hope for others. Fertility is a fickle thing. And for the other couples out there who have had dark days, we want to introduce our miracle baby to you and send you our love and support in finding yours. Please meet George Virginia Morgan. She was born February 16th. Her daddy delivered her. We love her very much.

A post shared by Hilarie Burton (@hilarieburton) on Mar 6, 2018 at 10:13am PST

In case any Rampage fans are wondering: No, the Morgan’s didn’t name their girl after George the gorilla, the film’s star.


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