Former “Glee” star Darren Criss announced he was expecting his first child with wife Mia Swier on Friday, October 15. The actor and singer-songwriter shared the news on Instagram. He posted a series of pictures of himself and his wife, as well as fetal ultrasounds.
In the caption of the post, Darren Criss mentioned that the baby is due in Spring 2022. He wrote:
“We’ve been making music for yearsâ¦ But this time we did a BEAT.â£ â£The ultimate droppin Spring 2022 collaboration.”
The couple received several kudos from their famous friends, including current Queen’s boss Adam Lambert, actress Rachel Zegler, musician Augie Bello and actor Kevin McHale, among others.
Who is Darren Criss’ wife, Mia Swier?
Darren Criss has been with Mia Swier since mid-2010. After seven and a half years of dating, the couple got engaged in January 2018. According to PEOPLE, the couple met in 2006 through mutual friends.
Darren Criss and Mia Swier tied the knot on February 14, 2019 in New Orleans.
Mia Swier (aka Mia Elan Swier and Mia Von Glitz) currently works as a writer / producer at Fox Networks. She has directed and produced promotional content for films and shows like Glee, Scream Queens, Gracepoint, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Raising Hope and What follows.
Swier is said to be 35 years old and has extensive experience producing promotional content for series like Dexter, Homeland, Californication, Weeds, House of Lies, Shameless, and more. She also worked on creating promotions for The Twilight Saga.
The Los Angeles-based producer has also directed shorts and a music video for Keke Palmer’s “I don’t belong to you.Mia Swier co-founded a film production company called Effin Media in 2009. That same year, she founded an alt-punk garage rock band, Shoot the Freak, of which she was the bassist / singer. separated in 2012, Mia Swier then co-founded another group, an all-female group Guns N ‘Roses tribute group called Guns and hoses. She left the group in 2015 due to work pressure.
Mia Swier has also produced events and TV shows during her career, including Saturday Night Live, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, The Tony Awards, The Daytime Emmy Awards, The Super Bowl, Kicking off the NFL, and much more.
Mia studied media studies and television production at the Steinhardt School at New York University and worked with networks like ABC, NBC, Showtime, and USA Network.