After opening up about a painful childhood memory, actress Thandie Newton is once again showing the world the positive things she is grateful for in life by sharing photos of her newborn son on Twitter.
The 41-year-old actress, who starred in the 2005 Oscar-winning film Crash, took to her account April 15 to share the first official photo of her son, Booker Jombe Parker, who was born March 3.
"Happy Holidays," the actress captioned the photo, which featured a sleeping Booker cradling against his mother's chest as she smiled for the camera.
Booker is the actress' third child with her husband, director Ol Parker. The couple, who have been married since 1998, are also parents to 13-year-old daughter Ripley and nine-year-old son Nico.
Newton's husband also took to Twitter recently to gush about the couple's son, tweeting a joke on April 8 about how at the premiere of Newton's newest film, Half of a Yellow Sun, his wife would get to work the red carpet while he stood off to the side and held their son.
"Bonus is that I don't have to look like a gibbon on the red carpet. She'll be doing her thing, and I'll be off on one side, holding a baby," he tweeted April 8.
After a fan tweeted a congratulatory message, Parker responded by writing, "@louisebrealey I'll send you a pic, my brilliant friend. He's called Booker, and what's great is that he clearly prefers me to his mum xx."
Newton recently opened up about a less joyous time in her life, when she and her brother were growing up in Cornwall in the 1970s. The two were the only black children in the area they grew up in, and the actress admits now that they were both bullied because of their race.
"It was a beautiful environment, but very backward when it came to racial politics," she said. "I was getting good grades; I was a really happy, sparkly child, and she [Newton's mother] was aware that the more I was achieving, the more resentment there was from other people. But I didn't understand, I was only little, so it was almost like I couldn't do enough to get her praise."
"Just walking through the town was drawing attention to ourselves. So of course that has an effect on how you want your kids to be," she added.