A.J. Cook Welcomes Son Mekhai Allan

11/26/2008 at 02:00 PM ET
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It’s a boy for Criminal Minds star A.J. Cook! The 30-year-old actress and her husband Nathan Andersen welcomed son Mekhai Allan Andersen on Saturday, September 13th. Weighing in at 7 lbs, 10 oz and 20 inches long, Mekhai was born at 8:50 p.m. A.J., who formerly appeared on Tru Calling, tells CBB exclusively,

"He’s such a good baby. I feel so lucky that he’s mine. My husband and I feel very blessed!"

A.J. and Nathan, who announced the pregnancy in March, have been married for seven years. Criminal Minds airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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Natasha on

I loved her pregnancy on Criminal Minds and I miss her being on the show! Congrats and come back soon AJ!

Jen on

I love her on Criminal Minds! I wonder what significance the name Mekhai has for her and her husband.

Bren on

I love A.J. on criminal minds! She is so private I am so glad she shared her sons name and birth info.

I emailed CBB about a week ago to share that A.J. had a son named Mackey( I obviously spelled his name wrong lol). My friend met A.J. at a criminal minds even in Beverly Hills and my friend said that A.J. is the sweetest person and did not mind the questions about her son!

Thanks CBB

Thanks for your email – that’s why we contacted her rep!

– CBB Staff

Lammfell on

The star of criminal minds. I hope she will come back after baby break. Her son has a very ordinarry name.

Kym on

Thanks for the info. I have been wondering what she had.
I love Criminal Minds,cant wait for her to come back.

Vicky24c on

I love her on Criminal Minds! She is by far my favourite on there ( closley followed by Morgan!). Congrats on the baby boy! I was just wondering how it is pronounced?

Stéph on

Congrats! I don’t know her but congrats anyway. The name is not my type but not so bad either.

Laura on

Wow Bren, don’t you think it should have been AJ’s decision when, who and if to tell about the birth of her child???

Leene on

Laura – I don’t think Bren was out of line at all. According to her post she had a friend who met AJ and apparently AJ was answering questions about the baby. I am sure if AJ wanted to keep any information private she would not have released it to CBB. I was wondering if AJ had the baby – she’s so good on ‘Criminal Minds.’

Abbie-Jo on

Laura – I’m sure that AJ can think and answer for herself and if she had not wanted to share details about her son she would have respectfully declined to share the information with CBB.

Sarita on

Is Mekhai an excisting name or did she invent it herself. It sounds real to me, African maybe? Anyone has any idea?

Lizz on

I love her on Criminal Minds. I cannot wait for her to return. Congrats to her!

Niobe on

@Sarita: Are you thinking of Mekhi Phifer (Afr. Am. actor), which sounds phonetically the same?

Michaela on

Mekhai is supposed to be an American name I heard. I love it. Congratulations AJ and Nathan!

Bren on

Laura, I did not think it was going to be a big deal, I got very excited when I found out and told CBB because I LOVE CM and AJ is on of my favorite characters, well my second favorite MORGAN is the best…he is so HOT lol anyway geesh…lighen up is not like is the end of the world…sorry if I got YOU and others mad for opening my mouth. Trust me I am pretty sure if AJ got upset over this she is over it by now, there is so many other important things to worry about. Also, she reveal birth details she did not have to share with the public and she kindly did! Again sorry if I got you and others upset for opening my mouth.

I bet the baby is gorgeous! God bless them!

Nancy on

I actually saw the name spelled Mehkai. Not sure where it comes from but it has to be another form of Michael. At least that’s what it seems to me.. ;o) I love the name, exotic but still not too weird to pronounce it… I love AJ on Criminal Minds too!

Judith on

Congrats to the happy couple.. The name is a little strange, though. Why do so many celebs name their babies weird names??

Elle on

Congrats to AJ and Nathan, can’t wait to see photos of Mekhai. It’s an interesting name ey?
Love her on CM and look forward to watching it each week because of her 🙂

Harsh on

I am excited to see aj’s baby(Mekhai).by the way i love babies a lot.

ajcook on


Anonymous on

AJ must be a lucky person she gets to be on criminal minds and she has an adorable baby named mekhei. congrats AJ

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