Kerri Walsh Welcomes Son Joseph Michael

05/23/2009 at 02:35 PM ET
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Forget the gold medals. Kerri Walsh just got the biggest prize of all: She became a mom.

Kerri, 30, and her husband, AVP pro-volley ball player Casey Jennings, 33, welcomed son Joseph Michael Jennings at 8:57 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd in Los Angeles.

“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Joseph into the world,” Kerri tells PEOPLE. “It’s the most incredible feeling. We are already so in love with him and it’s such an amazing, special moment for our family.”

The baby weighed in at 8 lbs., 10 oz. Mom and baby are resting comfortably.

Kerri — a gold-medalist in beach volleyball at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics — announced the pregnancy in September, sharing the sex and name of the baby earlier this month.

Source: PEOPLE

— Jennifer Garcia

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Sarah on

LOVE that name, congrats to Kerri and Casey. That is going to be one athletic boy

Eliza on

Awww, congratulations to them – glad everyone is doing well. Joseph Michael is a great name.

lily madeline on


kaitlyn on

Congrats! I know about 3 Joseph Michaels!

Tiffany on

Wow “Joseph Michael” or “Michael Joseph” combination is pretty popular. I don’t remember exactly which celebrity children bare the names but I have heard it numerous times before. Congrats to Kerri and Casey on their baby boy!!!

Crystal on

I can’t believe she’s already had the baby. It seems like she just got pregnant. I think it’s because she announced it so late in her pregnancy! I’m so happy for Kerri and Casey! CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL SON JOSEPH MICHAEL!!!! I ♥ it!!!

Judith on

Congrats to the Happy Couple. Yes, your son will change your life. Love the name you picked. Smart people..

Paige on

Congratulations. Like his name.

Courtney on

congradulations to them and their new baby boy bet he’s adorable

Sarah on

Love the name, it’s strong and masculine yet NORMAL at the same time (a rarity in hollywood).

MarijaP on

Congrats, love the name

Lacey on

I’ve been waiting for this announcment! Congratulations Kerri and Casey!

Chris on

Kelly Ripa’s son is named Michael Joseph and Michael Jackson’s middle name is Joseph, and I know a few Michael Josephs or Joseph Michaels…popular names. Congrats!

Laney McDonald on

LOVE the name! I’m thrilled that Kerri avoided the wacky and misspelled names trends and gave her son a classic name. Michael was always one of my favorite names because it was my father’s name and Joseph is my uncle’s name (or one of my uncles. lol) so I really like it too. Joseph Michael Jennings flows perfectly too. He’ll thank her for that when he’s older.

Congrats to Kerri and Casey!

Electra on

I actually got to meet her when I was a junior in high school. She’s and misty were so nice and helpful! She was a really rad girl who played volleyball with my team tho it was like 40 degrees on coney island beach in january! I wish her the best of luck, she’s probably going to be a very energetic mom!

emma on

Congrats and i send my love to the parents, baby and the families. I love the name Joseph.

Stephany on

I love the name. It’s normal and classic and I’m so glad she didn’t name him something off the wall, to fit the trend of baby-naming. Congrats!

Lindsay B on

Aww so happy for them! Cute name as well! Congrats Kerri & Casey!

citymama on

congrats kerri! wouldn’t be surprised if your kids are amazing at volleyball too 🙂

Jennifer on

Congratulations to Kerri and Casey on the arrival of their son! I love the name Joseph Michael – so classic and handsome…great choice!

Tricia on

I’m so happy for them–congratulations! Although I don’t see why people are surprised that they gave their son a “normal” name; they’re not really “Hollywood”, as one poster said. But I do agree that you can’t go wrong with a name like Joseph Michael!

Marina Zhukova on

Congratulations to three of you! Best wishes to the newborn and all your family! I’m happy for you guys!