Jen Lilley and her husband Jason Wayne welcomed their fourth child, daughter Jacqueline, on May 12. According to PEOPLE, Jacqueline was born just after midnight on Thursday. The infant weighed more than 7 pounds, according to the magazine. They also referenced Lilley’s remark, in which she told PEOPLE,
“Jackie represents ‘God will protect her,’ while Grace represents ‘God will strengthen her.’”
Lilley and Wayne already had three children together. Kayden (5) was adopted in 2019, followed by Jeffrey (3) a year later. They also have an elder daughter, Julie, who was born in July of 2019. The actress allegedly delivered Jackie within seven minutes after being admitted, in stark contrast to Julie’s almost 22-hour labor. Lilley further mentioned that this pregnancy surprised her and that she prayed to God since she had a history of losses.
Jen Lilley and Jason Wayne’s dating history
The couple allegedly met in 2004 via an online dating site and have been together ever since. Jen Lilley and Jason Wayne married three years later, on May 26, 2007, making their relationship nearly 15 years. Jen Lilley discussed her spouse in an interview with Parade magazine in 2018. She stated:
“No, my husband Jason is the most kind, kind, and secure guy I know. Jason is well aware that he has held my heart for over 14 years and that it is his forever.”
Jen Lilley and her spouse (both 37 now) endured the heartbreaking death of their stillborn baby in their relationship in 2018. After a 12-week loss, their stillborn kid was aborted. Lilley shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram on October 17, 2018. She posted a photo of herself and one of her boys in an airport terminal with a long text that read:
“Yes, I’ve miscarried, as have one in every four women. I was horrified and felt very alone when it occurred. I was 12 weeks pregnant, a week away from informing my family, and ecstatic. I recall chatting with my mother, who told me that I needed to inform my siblings because they needed to know that I, too, had suffered heartbreak and that I wasn’t picture perfect. It slammed through me like a ton of bricks.”
Following their idyllic marriage approaching almost two decades in a few years, the couple got heavily active with NGOs. According to reports, NGOs such as Childhelp provide mentoring and other services to abused children. In addition, the duo has worked with ECPAT (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) and The Dave Thomas Foundation.