Norah Jones, who quietly gave birth in February, made a rare appearance with her 7-month-old son and partner at LAX Airport on Monday.
The “Come Away With Me” singer, 35, kept her appearance casual, wearing dark sunglasses and a striped T-shirt as her bundle of joy, dressed in a blue onesie, was strapped to her chest as they exited the airport.
Her partner, whose identity has not been revealed, followed closely behind, pushing a black suitcase.
Jones, who was 22 and who had been raised by a single mother in Texas, had been in New York for only two years, singing in restaurants and small clubs while working part-time as a waitress to support herself.
The height of her ambition, she now remembers, was 'to stop waiting tables’.
An album of smoky, low-key ballads, almost bashful in its understated good taste, Come Away With Me went on to sell more than 20 million copies.
Nobody in their right mind would have predicted it.
For Jones herself, suddenly cast into a media storm, it was a profoundly unsettling experience.
'All the attention and the interviews and busy and… 'I mean, it was all good things but it was also kind of a lot at once.
One minute you’re buzzed about, and the next minute you’re too successful and people are sick of you – it’s like, “Ugh, I don’t even want this.” I’m not complaining, because who wouldn’t want their record to be successful?
She has not posted about her baby on social media, either.
Although it’s a rare sighting for the Grammy-winning artist, Jones was first seen with the baby back in May at a Mother’s Day event and performance held at the White House.
At the event, she said nothing makes a person appreciate their mother “like having a baby waking you up all night,” according to the Associated Press.
When Norah Jones released her first album, Come Away With Me, in 2002, her expectations were distinctly modest.