The Baby Daddy actor opened up to fans on his Instagram about his new nephew Phoenix, who was born earlier this week, three months early.
“Positive vibes needed for my sis, bro and brand new nephew, Phoenix. Baby Phoenix decided to come 3 months early! We dropped everything on vacation to be there,” he wrote. “He’s fighting hard but isn’t in great shape. Need all the positive vibes and prayers we can get. Thank you -Uncle Derek.”
Derek added later with a sweet pic with his sister, “I’m so humbled by the outpouring of love and support from all of you. Thank you for sharing all of your stories, prayers and positive thoughts with Phoenix and our family. Thank you to the incredible NICU staff who truly saved his life. Phoenix is a fighter. He had a good night but has a long way to go.”
Were just hours away from the summer finale of Baby Daddy and Derek Theler is teasing us about something big that’s happening.
Speaking with NKD mag, the 29-year-old actor opened up about Danny and Riley, the actresses who play Emma and more. Check it:
On Danny and Riley: “Personally, I think they belong together. She’s his dream girl. She has love for him now, too. I think they’re trying to figure out exactly how this relationship works. There’s some very exciting news at the end of the season, and Danny and Riley still have a chance to figure out where they want to be in the future.”
On working with Sura and Kayleigh Harris, who play Emma: “It’s an interesting time on set when you’re waiting for the babies to say their lines. And they say it over and over and over because they learned it throughout the week. They’re pros. They’re doing a great job. They understand that they’re playing a part in a show, which is making it even more fun to play with them.”
On fans sticking with the show: “We’re very proud and happy that our fans have stuck with us. I think that part of that reason is because we have stayed such a unit as a cast. We want to make the best show that we can. And we’re all growing and changing as well as our characters. It’s an interesting time when you’re in your mid-20s to see how you grow as a person and how your character has to grow, too. I think that’s part of the reason why it’s stayed interesting.”
The Baby Daddy summer finale airs TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 3rd @ 8:30 PM ET/PT on Freeform.
The 29-year-old Baby Daddy actor was hoping to take home a surfboard tonight for the show. It was up for Choice TV: Liplock (him and Chelsea), Choice TV: Scene Stealer (Tahj Mowry), Choice Summer TV Show, and Choice Summer TV Star: Male (Jean-Luc Bilodeau).
“So cool being nominated for 2 Teen Choice Awards. Too bad we didn’t bring home the surfboard!” Derek wrote from Instagram.
Longtime couple Audrey Whitby and Joey Bragg are also pictured below.
The on-screen couple reunited during the episode after breaking up during the mid-season finale on the show. During the mid-season finale earlier this year, Riley had found out that Danny had slept with Sam (Daniella Monet) and gave him back his “Someday” necklace, which he gave to her at the start of the season.
“Oh yeah! #Diley is alive and well! #BabyDaddyChat,” Chelsea tweeted during the episode, after a fan asked about that necklace.