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Disney child star becomes CEO of space start-up company as she adopts four-year-old boy

Disney child star becomes CEO of space start-up company as she adopts four-year-old boy

She shared a sweet snap of her son on social media

A Disney child star, who is also the CEO of space start-up company, has just shared her fans the exciting news that she has adopted a four-year-old boy.

Bridgit Mendler, who starred in a number of Disney Channel favourites including Good Luck Charlie, Lemonade Mouth and Wizards of Waverly Place, has since been awarded degrees from USC, MIT and studying at Harvard Law School.

The 31-year-old child actor, who married mechanical engineer Griffin Cleverly back in 2019, then went on to join him as the CEO of a new start-up, Northwood Space.

Bridgit Mendler has shared the exciting news that she's adopted a four-year-old boy.
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Bridgit first entered the world of showbiz aged just 11 back in 2004 with a voice role in the animated film, The Legend of Buddha.

She then went on to release a whole bunch of music including the tracks; Ready or Not, Hurricane, Determinate and Turn Up the Music.

Yesterday (19 February) The Labor Pains star took to X (formerly Twitter) to share the exciting news of her start-up space company, Northwood Space - as well as her adoption to her four million followers.

She explained that she began the fostering journey three years ago and went on to adopt a little boy around the festive period the following year.

Posting a sweet snap of her husband, Griffin Cleverly, and their child on a beach during a beautiful sunset, Bridgit captioned the post: "The other news I wanted to share is I’m a mama to a sweet 4yo boy.

"Started fostering in 2021 adopted near Christmas of 2022. I’m so lucky — being a parent is the biggest gift and most defining experience there is."

She added: "That’s my news for now folks."

Fans have since rushed in to share their congratulations for the mum-of-one.

The Northwood Space CEO shared a snap of her child to social media.

One Twitter user wrote: "Congratulations love, I’m so happy for you!" while another penned: "I’m in awe of you. You are breaking barriers in every way!!"

"An actual queen and MOTHER in every sense. READY OR NOT, we are here to support all of the great things you’re doing!" gushed a third, as a fourth praised: "Congratulations!! damn girl you do it all!"

"Congratulations!!!! So happy you chose to be a foster parent!!!!" added a fifth.

And a final Twitter user added: "Congratulations on your journey into motherhood! "Adopting and fostering truly change lives, and that first holiday season as a family is always extra special.

"Here's to many more shared sunsets and precious moments!"

About her new company, she said to 'expect the unexpected' as they plan on 'building a data highway between earth and space' and had already received $6.3 million in funding.

Congratulations Bridgit!

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@bridgitmendler / Eric McCandless/Disney Channel via Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Disney, Parenting