The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and his girlfriend Chariah Gordon welcomed a son together a year ago — see their sweetest family photos
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. and his girlfriend Chariah Gordon welcomed a son together on Feb. 12, 2023 — a day that will always be easy to remember, as Hardman's team was playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl the same day that Gordon went into labor. (Hardman was on injured reserve due to a pelvic injury so was able to be there for his son's birth.)
Since then, the couple have shared a look into their lives as a happy family of three — and while their baby boy didn't join Hardman and Gordon at the Super Bowl in Las Vegas Feb. 11 (where Hardman caught the game-winning pass)! we can look back at some of their cutest family photos to date.
Lots of Laughs
Mecole Hardman Jr. gives his sweet baby a boost ahead of the Chiefs' Super Bowl win on February 11. Though the baby didn't join Hardman and Gordon at the game, his mom posted photos of herself watching the Super Bowl and her baby at the same time thanks to her Nanit camera.
Making an Entrance
"OMG HER WATER BROKE," Hardman tweeted hours before his team's Super Bowl kickoff.
Once the baby arrived, Hardman posted a joyful note about his very memorable day: "Welcoming our healthy baby boy together in this world while watching the Chiefs win the Super Bowl!! Could not be any Happier! A father and now a 2x Super Bowl Champ! Thanks to everyone for the prayers and support!"
Hardman's first Father's Day was a special one thanks to a special gift from Gordon.
"My first Father’s Day, damn words can’t describe how it feels to be a father and have your own you can raise! My girl made it a very special one for me even bringing tears to my eyes with the photo of me, my son and my aunt t. I wish my aunt t was here to see my son but I know she watching over us closely! This has been an amazing day so far! To all the fathers! Happy Father’s Day," he wrote on Instagram.
Sitting in Style
"Happy 6 months to our son '3' half way til one & forever to go," Gordon captioned this sweet shot of their kiddo. Her caption and the sparkling "III" pendant around his neck appears to indicate the baby is named Mecole Hardman III.
What a Face
Several other photos in the carousel caught all of the baby's adorable expressions.
Hardman Jr. started the 2023-2024 season on the New York Jets before being traded back to Kansas City; the family snapped a picture together wearing Jets green. (And yes, that baby is wearing socks that look like footballs.)
This Little Light
For his six month birthday, Hardman's son got a cake to smash (or in his case, investigate cautiously).
Chariah shared a photo of "3" on his six-month birthday having a playful moment with his dad.
Silly on the Sidelines
In Chariah's post about Hardman's time on the Jets, she included a couple adorable photos of their child joining Hardman at work, including this one of the two of them pulling silly faces.
Fields of Love
Goodman also snapped some precious shots of Hardman having bonding moments with the baby, including a picture of him giving the baby (wearing a "Baby Hardman" Jets onesie) a boost.
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