#WelcomePadaBaby trended worldwide Monday overnight to celebrate the birth of a son (Thomas Colton) to Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve Cortese. It trended so big that Twitter blocked it. So Supernatural fans tweeted #PapaPadalecki for Jared Padalecki and then #UncleJensen for Jensen Ackles, topping the worldwide trending charts again. There might have been more SPN hashtags overnight, but I had to get some sleep.
It’s big news in the Supernatural-verse for one of their “boys” to become a father. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are all grown up with wives and now a family for Padalecki. Theirs was a “setmance”: Padalecki met her on set when she played Ruby. Below is a photo I took of six-months pregnant Genevieve on set outside The Century House in downtown Vancouver watching her husband film a scene for The Slice Girls, episode thirteen in season seven. He drove up in a not-the-Impala (license plate SMD) to rescue Dean, aka Jensen Ackles, from being killed by his instant daughter.
Supernatural filmed some of this episode in the CHEM building at the University of British Columbia, where Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles taped a hilarious, pantless plea for People’s Choice Awards votes in the iconic hallway. And the fans came through, voting by the thousands to win their show Favorite Network TV Drama (over Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, House and The Vampire Diaries) and Favorite Sci fi/Fantasy (over Fringe, The Walking Dead, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries). Amazing.
Supernatural fandom rules Twitter like no other.