Sam Harris and partner welcome first child, son Cooper Atticus

04/12/2008 at 12:20 PM ET

SamharrisSinger and The Class actor Sam Harris, 46 — who also won Star Search in its premiereseason — and his long-term partner, Danny Jacobsen, have welcomed their firstchild, a son. Cooper Atticus Harris-Jacobsen was born Monday, April 7th in LosAngeles, CA, weighing in at 7 lbs, 3 oz and is 18.5 inches long. Sam and Danny were in thedelivery room with the birth mother and are now in the process of adopting the baby. In a statement, Sam said,

We are thrilled and overjoyed. He is beautiful and he is perfect.

Of the birth mother, Sam said,

What she’s going through to place this child in a good home is extraordinary. I admire it more than any act I’ve ever admired. It’s the most selfless, extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen. And we get this gift.

Source: People

Click below for Sam’s video birth announcement, and another of him and Rosie O’Donnell discussing the news.

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Ashley on

That’s so exciting! Congrats, guys!

Erin on

Congratulations to Sam and Danny! ♥ I’m so happy for them – the teary announcement Sam made on his YouTube blog is so beautiful! =)

tink1217 on

how exciting!! I remember watching Sam on Star Search!!! I am showing my age here!! LOL…he was amazing and I loved him in The Class. Such a funny, great guy!! CONGRATS!!!!

nicolie on

Congrats to them! Such an incredible joy that I’m so glad they can have. I love that they chose Atticus as the middle name. If it is indeed based on Atticus Finch from “To Kill a Mockingbird” then they are spot-on with the meaning behind it. Or it could just be because they liked the name. 🙂 Either way, welcome to the world little guy!

galain on

I don’t even know who he is, but he seemed to be choking with emotion, and I almost teared up when he did.

And when he stares at his kid, almost forgetting the camera, that’s too cute.

I’m sure this baby boy will be loved very much.

The video with Rosie O’Donnell was funny, they both seemed to be bursting with pride.

madam pince on

Tink, you and me both — we’re showing our age! I loved him on Star Search and bought his album. So glad he and Danny have this lovely baby boy, and what a great name! I hope his middle is for the great Atticus Finch.

Erika on

I saw his announcement video on youtube a few days ago and was so excited! Congratulations to them both!

Abbey on

i haven’t a clue who he is, but I love their son’s name. Not a huge fan of Cooper, but the Cooper Atticus just sounds cool. the last name is a bit of a mouthful, but there’s no way to get around that. Congrats to the new family!

Heather on

Is he the same guy who did the youtube video with Bridget Moynahan and she said he was her birthing coach?
Congrats to them. I reallly love the name Cooper Atticus.

sigh on

Aww, congrats to them!

Erin on

Heather: Yes, this is the same guy who did the video with Bridget. =)

Megan M N on

Congratulations, Danny!! I grew up with Danny and he is a great guy & will be a wonderful Dad. Congratulations to Sam, too and welcome to little Cooper!!

Kimberley on

oh my god!, that message was so beautiful! im pregnant myself and if i can show even half that amount of love to my child, that hes showing to his, i know ill be on the right track!!!!! im going to go for a little cry now!!! xx

shaniya on

how excitin

jaQ on

how wonderful! congrats to the new family.
ever since i became pregnant with my first child, i knew that i wanted to be a surrogate for a gay couple, someday. it’s great to hear about their son’s arrival!

VLP on

sam’s video announcement was one of the most touching things i have ever seen. congratulations to sam and danny. both of you are amazing, and you deserve all the happiness in the world.xoxoxo

kemp on

so beautiful! congrats to them! i had a childhood friend who was so in love with sam and introduced his work to me. he’s so talented!