For Eric Mabius and his wife, Ivy, the arrival of their second son, Rylan, unfolded like a scene from Eric’s hit ABC series, Ugly Betty. In the early morning hours of Dec. 7, Eric and an in-labor Ivy rushed to catch an NYC cab — only to have it run out of gas en route to the hospital! “We had to pull over to the side of the highway,” Eric tells Life & Style.
“The driver got out and started waving his hands to hail another cab.” Thankfully, the couple were able to catch one. But after the stressful trip and a 90-minute delivery, the story had a perfect ending: the birth of 10 pound, 3 ounce Rylan Jaxson. In the five months since, Rylan’s put on around 9 pounds, according to his proud parents, who recently opened up their Brooklyn home to Life & Style. “When he came out, he was so big, he looked like a toddler,” Eric, 38, says with a laugh. “It was wild.”
For now, Eric and Ivy, who tied the knot in February 2006, say they aren’t sure whether they’ll have a third. “We each come from two-children families,” Eric explains. “We think it’s a good, round number.” And a whole lot of work besides. “Two kids are definitely more work than one,” he says. “But they’re only going to be this age once. I don’t want to miss anything.”