Biel and her husband, Justin Timberlake, walked in the woods with son Silas, 6. The actress, for her part, carried youngest son Phineas, 17 months, in the photos. While the family of four’s faces are not seen, her Christmas pics mark rare public footage of the boys.
After expanding their family last year, Biel and the “Rock Your Body” crooner, 40, have enjoyed making their family a priority.
“Phineas really came along at the right time because it’s given them this renewed focus as a couple,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly in August. “They both admit that having two kids has been harder than they ever expected, but the good thing is they’ve really bonded over it. Jessica says Justin has totally stepped up, they’re a great team.”
The insider added, “They’re both such devoted parents. As much as they love their careers, they both say being mom and dad is the best job they’ve ever had.”
Several months earlier, the Sinner actress opened up about keeping Phineas’ birth under wraps.
“I had, like, a secret COVID baby,” Biel revealed during a June appearance on the “Armchair Expert” podcast. “It wasn’t like it was supposed to be a secret. It was just COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, hospital safety protocols had changed and the Illusionist star was uncertain if the former ‘Nsync member would be able to join her in the delivery room.
“There was a moment there that there was nobody allowed at all and I was really getting nervous about that situation,” Biel told podcast host Dax Shepard at the time. “But yes, he was allowed. I think if I had to be there alone, that would have been horrible. I would have been really scared.”
During the podcast appearance, the Minnesota native couldn’t help but gush over her brood and parenting two little ones.
“It’s so interesting. It’s so funny. The conversations I’m having now with my 6-year-old is so cool,” she told the Parenthood alum, 46. “Like, he’s a real person saying the funniest stuff and he’s so sensitive and tender. It’s just so interesting to see that part of it happen and the little one is just cute as hell.”