Ally Courtnall and NFL Player Husband Eric Kendricks Share Adorable First Photo of New Baby Boy, Knight

The Swim Search model and linebacker initially announced the news of their pregnancy in January.
Ally Courtnall and Eric Kendricks.

Ally Courtnall and Eric Kendricks.

Ally Courtnall and Eric Kendricks are parents! The Swim Search model and NFL linebacker welcomed their first baby boy, Knight, on May 3. The couple shared the most adorable photo of their newborn in a joint Instagram post three days later.

The carousel cover photo featured Knight asleep, swaddled in a blue blanket and wearing a cozy white hat. The third photo featured a green-and-white towel emblazoned with his name. On top of it was a children’s book, Dear Little Taurus.

“Welcome to the world Knight Kendricks🥳,” the new mom captioned the post. “05/03/23.”

Tons of friends, family, fans and fellow models and football players left sweet messages to congratulate the couple.

“KNIGHT!!! You are so loved already!!!!!” commented Katie Austin.

“Congratulations! Just beautiful! ❤️,” added SI Swimsuit editor in chief MJ Day.

“Congratulations Ally! So happy for you both ❤️,” chimed Jasmine Sanders.

“SO SO PRECIOUS!!!!❤️❤️❤️ so happy for you guys!!!!!” wrote Gabriella Halikas.

“Came in strong to this world just as a Taurus would! You are so loved, Knight & Mama crushed this,” gushed fellow new mom Kristen Louelle. “Love you guys ❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

Courtnall initially announced the pregnancy in January with an adorable video of herself telling Kendricks and breaking the news to all their friends and family. They also popped a confetti-filled balloon for a sweet gender reveal video the next month.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.