Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Rashida Jones welcome a baby son

The couple's child was reportedly born last month

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and actress Rashida Jones have reportedly welcomed a baby son, named Isaiah Jones Koenig.

According to E! news, the couple’s child was born on August 22. This would be the first child for both Jones, 42, and Koenig, 34, although the pair have never publicly acknowledged their relationship status.

Rumours that Koenig and Jones were dating began circulating in 2016 after they attended a New York Knicks game together. They were later spotted together at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.


Meanwhile, Koenig confirmed that Vampire Weekend’s new album is “done” during the band’s headlining performance at End of the Road festival earlier this month.

During the show, a fan shouted out to inquire about the progress of their highly anticipated new record, which was due for release earlier this year, but has now been delayed.

“When’s the new album coming out?” Keonig replied. “Oh, who cares? No, it’s done. We’ll talk about that later.”

Further on in the set, he explained: “We don’t wanna make big deal about it, but this is our first time playing in the UK since Reading & Leeds 2014. We agreed to do [End of The Road 2018] a long time ago and, yeah, we hoped we’d be doing a victory lap with our new album. But, you know, this is what happens. Life goes on. We promise we’ll come back to the UK and we’ll play new songs. And they’re good – I promise.”

After taking another question from a fan, Koenig said: “Has the vinyl been ordered? Yeah, but the vinyl takes a long time. You know the industry. There’s a real log jam at the vinyl factory these days.”


The singer also took the opportunity to introduce new members of the band, following the departure of founding member Rostam Batmanglij: guitarist Brian Jones and Greta Morgan, whom Koenig described as his “third cousin by marriage”.