Isn't it ironic? Alanis Morissette welcomes baby Winter in middle of US summer

Alanis Morissette has welcomed her third baby.
Alanis Morissette has welcomed her third baby. Photo: Instagram/@Alanis

Alanis Morissette has welcomed her third baby, a boy named Winter.

The singer announced her son's birth on Instagram with a gorgeous black and white photo. "He's here," she wrote. "Winter Mercy Morissette-Treadway."

The little boy was born on  August 8 and joins siblings Ever Imre, eight, and Onyx Solace, three.

Morissette's rapper husband Mario 'SoulEye' Treadway posted the same photo, along with the caption, "You will forever be my heroine. Thank you for your warrior strength and ability to so deeply love."

Treadway also shared that Winter was born at home.

"Three home births," he wrote. "No words."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In a candid new interview ahead of Winter's birth, Morissette, 45, told SELF that her journey to motherhood hasn't been easy.

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"Between Ever and Onyx there were some false starts," she said. "I always wanted to have three kids, and then I've had some challenges and some miscarriages so I just didn't think it was possible."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Morissette also spoke about her previous experiences with postnatal depression after both Ever and Onyx were born and her plans for managing possible PND a third time around.

​"For me I would just wake up and feel like I was covered in tar and it wasn't the first time I'd experienced depression so I just thought, 'Oh, well, this feels familiar, I'm depressed, I think,'" she said. "And then simultaneously, my personal history of depression where it was so normalised for me to be in the quicksand, as I call it, or in the tar. It does feel like tar, like everything feels heavy."

But while she previously waited months to ask for help, Morissette promised she wouldn't wait at all this time.

"I have said to my friends, I want you to not necessarily go by the words I'm saying and as best as I can, I'll try to be honest, but I can't personally rely on the degree of honesty if I reference the last two experiences."