Terri J. Vaughn welcomes second son, Kal'El Joseph

04/23/2008 at 04:53 PM ET

Terrivaughn331_cbb_2Actress Terri J. Vaughn, 38, and her husband, Karon Riley of the AFL, welcomed their first child together, Kal’El Joseph Riley, at 6:05 pm on Monday, April 21st in Los Angeles, CA. He was about 2 ½ weeks early and weighed in at 7 lbs, 6 oz, and 19.5 inches long. Terri was in labor for six hours. She shared,

I think the name is very fitting for him — he’s strong, cool and mellow,just perfect. I could tell evenwhen I was carrying him inside me because he made me feel likeSuperwoman!

Once a mom, always a mom, but my sons each bringdifferent spirits to my life. Daylen softened my heart and spirit whileKal’El strengthened my heart and soul. God knows what He’s doing — I needthem both. I just hope that Kal’El fulfills his God-given purpose,which will make the world a better place

Karon added,

Terri was amazing during the delivery — and Kal’El looks just like his daddy.

Kal’El joins big brother Daylen Ali Carolina, 6 ½, from Terri’s previous marriage, who was quite excited to meet the new arrival. Terri laughed,

He couldn’t keep his hands off of him. I keep him loaded up with hand sanitizer!

The pregnancy and sex of the baby were announced in January, the same month the couple eloped. Terri’s due date had been May 2nd.

Source: Essence

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Brandi on

Wow, I bet nobody ever thought that name would catch on!

Lynsey on

Isn’t that Nicolas Cage’s son’s name? And Superman’s real name? Why isn’t THIS filed under unusual names?

stephanie on

I like the name Kal El! And just think, when the Harry Potter generation is old enough to have kids, there’d be thousands of Albus Severus-es walking around😀

Jenny on

Yes, Kal’El is Nicolas Cage’s son’s name. I remeber many found it weird…

Jay on

Congrats to both of them!!!

Ali E on

Word of caution i.e. hand sanitizers–especially for those with little ones–you’ll want to use an alcohol-free sanitizer..several, including Soapopular, can be found online. I found Soapopular at Target–it has no fragrance and its applied via a soft foam…When I saw Matt Lauer’s report last summer, which included his referencing a US Poison Control Center report that stated 12,000 cases of alcohol-poisoning in kids 6 and under directly related to alcohol-based hand sanitizers–my decision to switch from Purell was very easy.

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