Shemar Moore shared a bittersweet moment with his new bundle of joy as he took her to see his mother’s grave.
The “Criminal Minds” alum, 52, welcomed his first child, daughter Frankie, with his girlfriend Jesiree Dizon in January.
And in his first weeks of fatherhood, Moore couldn’t wait to introduce little Frankie to his late mother Marilyn, who died in 2020.
Taking to Instagram Thursday, the “S.W.A.T.” actor held his newborn daughter as he wrapped his arm around Dizon during the special moment.
“Shemar, Jesiree, Frankie, and the spirit of Grandma Marilyn….. ❤️🕊️🥰 Mom’s dream was for me to become a father and give momma some grand babies… it took me a minute, but momma’s dream is now reality!!” Moore wrote alongside the snap of the trio.
He added that he’s “accomplished much and experienced the good, the Great, the light, and the dark… but this I couldn’t do on my own.”
In the sweet snap, Moore and Dizon can be seen holding a glass of wine as they toast to his late mother.
“Jesiree Dizon, we came back into each others lives and found love again and created a magical lil human together… I’ll call her ‘My little miracle’….. FRANKIE MOORE💕💕💕💕💕💕💕,” he went on.
“Jez, I love you and am so grateful… Daddy Loves Frankie… I love and miss you everyday Grandma Marilyn ❤️🕊️ RIP 2/8/20.”
Later that day, the actor returned to his Instagram to share a heartwarming clip of his daughter laying on his chest.
“Her little eyes are open. Daddy and Frankie, just chillin’,” he says in the video. “Daddy n Frankie… My New Partner in Crime 🤩🥰.”
Moore recently opened up about becoming a new dad at age 52, saying his mom would be nothing short of proud.
“So I’m Shemar Moore, 52½ years old my mother is in heaven right now,” he said on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” last month, adding that February 8 is the anniversary of his mom’s death.
Moore went on, “And on February 8th, I’m gonna make one of her dreams come true because in real life Shemar Moore is about to be a daddy.”
“I’m so excited. I’m sorry she can’t be here. I was worried for a while that it was a ‘that ship has sailed’ kind of thing, but God had my back and things lined up,” he added. “It’s gonna be the best part of my — my life is pretty grand, but I know that whenever God does call my name once I get this experience, I’ll be able to go to heaven whole.”