Tom Hanks' son Chet reveals he has a daughter in emotional video: 'She's the best thing that ever happened to me'


Chet Hanks is the proud father of a baby girl!

In an emotional Instagram video on Wednesday, the 26-year-old son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson explained why he kept the baby news under wraps, but not before blasting social media as "bulls**t."

"I know I've not been active on the 'Gram lately, because I've been figuring out my life, which is what we're all doing, and social media's all bulls**t anyway," declared Chet.

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After the short intro, Chet went on to confirm his daughter's birth, and revealed that she inspired him to kick his drug addiction.

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Tom Hanks (R) and his son Chet Hanks arrive at 'Cloud Atlas' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival held at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (EXCLUSIVE) Producer/actor Tom Hanks, actress Rita Wilson and actor Chet Hanks attend HBO's Annual Emmy Awards after party at the Pacific Design Center on August 29, 2010 in West Hollywood, California.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 03: Actor Chet Hanks attends The Gay Men's Chorus Of Los Angeles' 3rd Annual Voice Awards at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on May 3, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Actress Rita Wilson and Chester Marlon Hanks attend the 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Tom Hanks (R) and his son Chet Hanks arrive at 'Cloud Atlas' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival held at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Tom Hanks, son Chester Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 18: Musician Chet Hanks (L) and actress Rita Wilson attend Scott 'Scooter' Braun at Scott 'Scooter' Braun's 30th Birthday Party at the Music Box Theater on June 18, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Tom Hanks (R) and his son Chet Hanks arrive at 'Cloud Atlas' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival held at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Rita Wilson and son Chester Hanks attend the 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 03: Actor Chet Hanks (L) and guest attend The Gay Men's Chorus Of Los Angeles' 3rd Annual Voice Awards at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on May 3, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actor Chet Hanks arrives at Chevy Rocks The Future at the Buena Vista Lot at The Walt Disney Studios on February 19, 2008 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA -FEBRUARY 19: Actor Chet Hanks arrives at 'Chevy Rocks the Future' held at the Walt Disney Studios on February 19, 2008 in Burbank, California. (Photo by: Jean-Paul Aussenard/Wireimage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29: (L-R) Actors Chelsea Staub, Chet Hanks, Nathalia Ramos, Janel Parrish, Jon Voight, Skyler Shaye and Logan Browning attend Lions Gate Films Premiere of 'Bratz: The Movie' at Pacific Theatres on July 29, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29: (L-R) Actors Nathalia Ramos, Janel Parrish, Chet Hanks, Skyler Shaye and Logan Browning attend Lions Gate Films Premiere of 'Bratz: The Movie' at Pacific Theatres on July 29, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 22: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Actor Tom Hanks, his daughter Elizabeth (L), sons Truman (3rd R) and Chester (2nd R) , and wife Rita Wilson (R) walk down Broadway June 22, 2002 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29: (L-R) Actors Skyler Shaye and Chet Hanks attend Lions Gate Films Premiere of 'Bratz: The Movie' at Pacific Theatres on July 29, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actor Chet Hanks and Natalia Ramos arrive at Chevy Rocks The Future at the Buena Vista Lot at The Walt Disney Studios February 19, 2008 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and children Truman Theodore, left, and Chester Marlon, right. *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and children Truman Theodore, left, and Chester Marlon, right. *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 22: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Actor Tom Hanks, his daughter Elizabeth and son Chester walk down Broadway June 22, 2002 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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"I want to share something today because it's about to be shared anyway in the press, which is the fact that I have a daughter," he said. "I do have a daughter, she's the best thing that's ever happened to me, she's the reason why I turned my life around and got sober. I've been sober -- for over a year and a half -- from everything."

Despite ending his Instagram break, Chet doesn't plan on posting pics of his daughter because "her privacy is sacred" to him.

"She's not something to be posted," he explained. "She's something that I love, that's changed my life but the fact is she's about to be shared with everybody so I wanted you to hear it from me."

"It hasn't been easy making all my mistakes in public but I'm figuring it out," he continued adding. "I'm doing the best that I can."

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Hopefully, Chet will learn some valuable parenting skills from his own father. Last year, the two-time Oscar winner opened up to ET about supporting Chet through his battle with sobriety.

"As a parent, you love your kids unconditionally," said the 60-year-old actor. "You support them every step of the way."

See more on his ET interview below.

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