The Sweet Significance Behind the Name Hunter McGrady Gave Her Son

“The healing we desperately needed. I can’t wait to tell him how special his middle name is.”
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
June 29, 2021
Model and influencer Hunter McGrady welcomes her first baby.
Image: Paul Archuleta / Getty Images

Hunter McGrady has welcomed her first child, Hudson Tynan Keys.

The Sports Illustrated model and her husband Brian Keys revealed they had welcomed a baby boy via Instagram stories on Sunday, June 27. She posted a picture of herself holding her son’s small hand and wrote alongside the photo, “I’ve never known a love like this. I’ve been enjoying and in pure bliss. Can’t wait to introduce you guys to this sweet boy." On Monday, June 28, she followed with another Instagram post, revealing the sweet significance of her son’s middle name.

“I’ve never known this kind of love. Hudson Tynan Keys born June 26,2021 at 7lbs 1oz and 21” tall. The healing we desperately needed 🕊 I can’t wait to tell him how special his middle name is 🤍,” she wrote in the caption. With her son’s middle name, McGrady honored her late younger brother Tynan, who passed away in May at 23 years old.

“The most gut wrenching words I’ve ever had to write in my life, one that no one ever wants to. My chest is heavy and I feel like I’ll never breathe again, I don’t know how this pain repairs or if it ever feels like life can live again. My baby brother went to be with the Lord on May 1st,” she wrote on social media at the time. “He was absolutely brilliant, just three weeks shy of graduating SFSU with a computer engineering degree…There is no telling why these things happen, why accidents happen, why life is taken too short. I’m so grateful for beautiful the 23 years God gave us with him. I know we will meet again because the Bible says so…Thank you for making me a big sister. Thank you for your heart. Goodnight my sweet beautiful Bubba, I love you.”

McGrady first revealed her pregnancy news in March during an interview with PEOPLE. “We are so excited and thrilled to welcome this little baby into the world," she told the outlet. “After a tumultuous 2020 this feels like the rainbow at the end of the storm.”

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