Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford welcome a son

By Lindsay Barton,

There’s a new Hollywood baby in town.

Brandon Routh and actress Courtney Ford welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on Friday, August 10. Leo James Ruth weighed 8 pounds and was 20 ½ inches long.

The new parents gushed over their roles as mom and dad.

“We’re in awe…we can’t take our eyes off him!” they said. Routh added that his wife is a “rockstar.”

The couple tried to keep the news under the radar but couldn’t contain their excitement. They announced in March that they were expecting a child.

“Everyone on set keeps asking, ‘Do you have kids?” And I’ve had to say, “Well, not yet! It’s the truth. The baby hasn’t been born yet!” Routh said.

Ford is known for her roles on True Blood and Parenthood. She admitted to using a number of excuses to hide her pregnancy, but they only worked for so long.

“It started getting difficult to hide what was happening. Flu and food poisoning excuses only work for so long, and by the last episode I could no longer button my pants! I just tried to joke that I had a big lunch.”

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