Owen Wilson Welcomes a Son

01/14/2011 at 10:30 PM ET
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Owen Wilson has a Little Focker of his own: He and his girlfriend, Jade Duell, have welcomed a son.

“Everyone is doing well,” his rep tells PEOPLE.

The baby was born in Hawaii.

Wilson and Duell have been dating for more than a year, according to Entertainment Weekly. News of Wilson’s impending fatherhood was just revealed on Jan. 10.

This is the first child for the actor, 42, who currently stars in Little Fockers.

— Elizabeth Leonard

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Bancie1031 on

WOW that was quick! We just learned of him expecting a baby; in my case I just learned last night, and now here is the announcement of his son being born! Congratulations to him and Jade ….. any other information on his son?

Amber on

Congrats! I hope we find out the name soon, along with Orlando/Miranda’s little one too!

erilynne on

I think I should have read his story instead skimming it cause that was a fast pregnancy. lol

Congrats Owen!

Tinkertoy on

β™‘Congrats to Owen & Jade!β™‘

Cortney on

Im sure they couldve kept it a secret for four more days then it would be all the more exciting!

Sarah on

5 day pregnancy. Amazing! πŸ˜‰

CelebBabyLover on

Well, I guess we know now that the reports about Owen’s girlfriend being due any day were true! I hope they release his name and birthdate soon. πŸ™‚

stephaie on

WOW that was quick hope the baby don’t get his nose.

B.R on

Congratulations to the happy couple on the birth of their bundle of joy, hope everyone is healthy and happy. Also congratulations on being able to keep past 9 months private, hopefully that allowed both of the parents to enjoy every second of this amazing news even more. I do hope they choose to share the name of their son with the world, but something tells me they wont. Either way I wish them nothing but a life time of health, happiness and joy.

Kat on

Wow that was quick from when we heard! πŸ™‚

ll65 on

Wow the was quick.

klutzy_girl on

I’m not surprised since other articles said she was due “any day now”.

Congratulations to him and his girlfriend. Can’t wait to hear the name!

Regina on

Wow! that was fast! But congrats anyway!

loren on

Congratulations to Owen and Jade. I like it done this way, for any pregnancy outside of my immediate family; it’s nice to know late in the pregnancy and then the baby is here. Glad Owen was able to keep it until almost the end πŸ™‚

Indira on

How nice, he really knows how to keep things secret. Congrats!

Carli on

Wow! That was definitely kept a secret for nine months!! Congratulations to Owen and his family!!!

Erika on

Wow that was fast! I thought they would be due in the spring. Congratulations to them and good for them for being able to hide it so long. I think it might be a girl or have a different name though because Jade is usually a girls name. Maybe falsly reported?

Ashley on

Future marriage. Vince Vaughn’s daughter and Owen Wilson’s son.

Mary on

Well someone obviously waited for the amnio paternity test to come back before announcing anything.

Corrie on

Wow, when they said “any day now” they clearly weren’t kidding!

diablaroja on

Jade is his girlfriend’s name, not the baby’s name.

Garfield1 on

I’ve never seen this woman, Jade. Has anyone ever seen Owen and her together? Or any pic of her for that matter. I always see pap photos of him in the ocean, on the beach, at premieres… no photographer has ever seen these two together? I find that strange.

Sarah M. on

Garfield1 – If you go to google and type in ‘Owen Wilson and Jade Duell pics’, a few sites should come up. They all have the same pics of the same unknown woman, and it’s being speculated that it’s Jade.

Congrats to them! I bet they’re so happy. πŸ™‚

Erika on

Oh wow am I stupid? I just realized that the girlfriend is named Jade and they didn’t release the babies name. Sorry, it was a long night and my brain is not functioning correctly.

IMO on

Yah! Congrats! All the articles except here said any day so I figured….any day!

Mary, or they waited for the birth……?!?!?
Stephanie, considering he broke his nose twice…..hmmmm
Erika, jade is the girlfriend

Mia on

Congrats! Nice that Owen Wilson’s son and Vince Vaughn’s daughter are both very close in age! That will be a fun playdate.

Mary on

Garfield1: Because I highly doubt they’ve been dating a year. Probably just a fling that resulted in pregnancy. A paternity test was done and his reps announced it the pregnancy adding that they’ve been dating a year. There would be photos of him with a pregnant woman if they were really together that long. I sure haven’t seen any.

Congrats to them regardless…

JMO on

that was the fastest announcement ever!

steph on

according to this he named his son Ford Linton? who knows until they release a statement I guess. http://perezhilton.com/2011-01-15-owen-wilson-and-girlfriend-jade-duell-have-baby-boy


Lou x on

Garfield1: i think it was the daily mail (uk) online that had pics of the two of them in the sea on NYE or thereabouts…unfortunately for us they were underwater but you can see her face, and she is very pretty!

klutzy_girl on

According to some reports, they’ve apparently named the baby Ford Linton. (Or Lynton)

Nelle on

Ford Linton Wilson! CUTE!

IMO on

Mary, what my comment should say is that they were maybe waiting until after the birth to announce. Some couples like privacy, esp bc she is not famous.

Lou x, I agree…she I’d beautiful!! I have Sedna pictures of her walking around. Before Che was pregnant….gorgeous….bet the baby is cute!!

Mary on

Why announce at all if that were the case? πŸ˜‰ We would have been none the wiser

Sam & Freya's Mum on

Steph, I was going to post same thing re baby’s name. Son’s name is also mentioned on UK site The Daily Mail as Ford Lynton (with a ‘y’). Sounds more like a car model, lol. Their baby, their choice, and as long as he’s healthy really. Not keen personally, doesn’t sound like they’re naming a CHILD!

Catherine on

I’m impressed they were able to keep it quiet for this long. Congrats to the couple – though I hope the rumors about the name being Ford are wrong…

Sam & Freya's Mum on

Sounds more like a car model, not a child’s name, lol. Long as baby’s happy and healthy though. Congrats to the new parents but not a fan of his name, esp combined with middle name! It maybe an American thing or celebrity thing, but there seem to be a lot of celeb bubs with (what are to me) more commonly surname-sounding names as first names, who knows? (Hudson, Ryder, Wilder, Hayes etc). Each to their own and welcome to the world little Ford – that is strange, sorry…!

Ashleigh-Faye on

I heard they had a nice home birth! Good for them! Congrats!

thekeoghfamily on

(Other sources add that it was a home water birth at their house in Maui after 18 hrs labor.)

CelebBabyLover on

IMO- Exactly! And as for not seeing any pictures of him with a pregnant woman….some celebs are just very private with their romantic life! Owen is certainly not the first celeb with a signifcant other there aren’t many pictures of!

CelebBabyLover on

Oh, and I agree that most likely they want to wait until after the birth was announced, but for whatever reason ended up having to announce beforehand. I also meant to say that other celebs have done that as well (not announced until after the birth). Vin Diesel is one, and not only did he not announce that he had a new baby until after the birth, but we hadn’t even know his girlfriend was pregnant, as there were no pictures of her pregnant.

So it is possible for celebs to duck under the radar like that! πŸ™‚

Selena on

Yes it’s Ford Linton Wilson, & he was born at home (waterbirth) after an 18-hour labour… hooray for a celebrity homebirth!!!


IMO on

Wow…..my ipadmade crazy changes to words that I didn’t notice! Sorry! Hopeyou can u derstand

B.R on

@Mary only cause they are not pictured together doesn’t mean that they are not together or that they haven’t been dating for some time. Some people just like to be private. Look at Jodie Foster anyone know anything personal about her? Or have seen pictures of her kids? Know who the father is? Maybe Owen and Jade are trying to do the same thing? Maybe all they want is for their private lives to be just that private, after all with everything he has been through I think time away from Hollywood would be very good for him. But that is just me.

Wishing the happy couple all the best.

Jenn on

Congratulations on your HOME BIRTH.

Why was that detail left out? If it was a c-section I’m sure that would have been included.

Alison on

Because they are only posting what the rep says. I’m sure if Owen wanted the name and details released they would be posted here.

dsfg on

Jenn, just curious, but why did you capitalize home birth?

Wilson Fam Fan on

It sounds like they are fans of “the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”!

collette on

My son is called Hudson, and I never think of it as am American name as it is an english name meaning son of Hugh, my Dads name was Hugh as he passed away we decided on this, my son is a year old and never heard of any celebrity calling their child this, people really need to stop commenting on what they think of other peoples names when its not relevent to the story, I believe the story is about Ford not Hudson although I am glad my son has a strong english uncommon name, unlike some people’s children, whos mummys are unimaganitive Sam & Freyas mummy for example.

Georgina on

Wow collette chill! Sam and Freya’s mum said it seems like an american thing to give children surnames as first names. She also said it may be a celeb thing, and as this is a celeb baby site and all we hear of is celeb babies, that might be why! She didn’t say any of the names were american.

Hudson is first and fore most a surname due to its meaning. Doesn’t mean you can’t use it as a first name if you like it.

Ford isn’t the first name you’d think of to call a baby, but maybe theres some meaning to it? And it says the baby was born in Hawaii, so maybe thats why they’ve been able to keep it quite for so long, not too many paps there?

lola on

Apparently the babies name is Ford Lynton Wilson.

CelebBabyLover on

Selena- The source that website used is Star magazine, though (it says so in the third paragraph). Since Star is not only a tab but one of the most unreliable tabs, I’m taking those birth details with a huge grain of salt!

Anyway, that site also claims that Owen’s girlfriend had two midwives helping her during the birth. Why would you need two midwives? Not criticizing, just wondering.

Meesh on

I’m torn on this one. On the one hand, I think it’s possible that they chose to stay out of the public eye, especially given his past issues. But on the other hand, it’s very odd they haven’t been photographed out and about together while she was pregnant, as he is often seen around Hawaii or Malibu. I tend to agree with Mary; maybe not to the extent that he waited for a paternity test, but I would doubt they have been in a relationship for year. Either way, I’m happy for him!

Anonymous on

There are pics of the two of them on the internet.

Sarah M. on

Georgina – according to Star magazine, they both liked the name Ford, and Linton (with an ‘i’) is Jade’s father’s name. (If you choose to believe that. Just saying what it said.)

CelebBabyLover – perhaps one of the midwives was a student midwife?

Abi on

I was born at home (39 years ago) my mother also had 2 midwives in attendance. I believe one was a new midwife learning from a senior midwife. Home birth has become more popular which is nice, as long as you and the baby are healthy.

Collette on

Georgina- I really think you need something to do with all that time on your hands you seem to have, defending other peoples comments. For the record Hudson is indeed a surname but here in little old England it actually is a first name and means Son of Hugh. Also I don’t see why it was relevant for Sam and Freya’s Mum to be derogatory towards other peoples names, also most people I know in England have children with what some would call surnames as fi

Myandi on

Heard it on the news that his name is Ford Lynton Wilson not for 100% certain though

fuzibuni on

It’s normal to have two midwives at a homebirth. My best friend is having her baby very soon and the main midwife is bringing an assistant.

M on

Collette – Names like Hudson & Ford are horrible names. Sorry. Get over it. We all are entitled to our opinions. I adore your reasoning for choosing to name your child Hudson. I still don’t like the name though.

Ford Linton Wilson sounds like a law firm something.

And also, I just skimmed through the comments. You’ve posted on this more than Georgina has. So maybe you should go stop wasting time on here and go take care of little Hudson.

Sam & Freya's Mum on

Collette, I wasn’t saying I ‘hated’ the names or anything, just not my type of names, esp Ford. I did actually say at least baby’s healthy, which is the main thing. It was just a comment, which you can disagree with but no need to be insulting back – like being back at school!

People are entitled to not like my kid’s names – which you childishly insulted in return – I don’t really care, at least it’s not Pilot, Apple, Audio Science etc. Don’t know why I need to justify my OPINION – that was your opinion. I was merely commenting. Can’t have an opinion on this site without being attacked…!

CelebBabyLover on

M- Perhaps Collete posts during Hudson’s naptime or after he’s in bed for the night? Sorry, but it just irks me when people seem to think that mothers should be with their children every second of every day!

Sarah M.- Thanks. I hadn’t stopped to think of that!

Meesh- If Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban could have a surrogate carry their new daughter for them without anybody knowing about it until after the birth, and Sandra Bullock could adopt Louis without anyone knowing until THREE months after his arrival, Owen and Jade certainly could have avoided getting photographed.

At any rate, if the Star report is correct, the baby was born in a homebirth at Owen’s house, which would certainly seem to indicate that he and Jade are still together. πŸ™‚

Anon- Meesh was referring to pictures of Owen and Jade while Jade was pregnant….and there aren’t any (at any rate, not any of her when she was showing). I see your point, though. πŸ™‚

M on

CelebBabyLover- It irks me when people post about other people wasting time on the internet while they’re doing it themselves. πŸ˜‰

Georgina on

Collette what gives you the impression I have time on my hands from the one comment I made? Yours was the last I read (see how mine comes underneath yours) and I felt it was unnecessary and also incorrect. You didn’t seem to understand the point the other poster had made.

And I know quite a lot about living in little old England, since I have all my life, and the names children have there, since my children live with me! I know for a fact that Hudson is a surname. It means “Son of Hugh.” That was the point of surnames hundreds of years ago, to highlight exactly which family you were from. Hugh is the first name equlivant. Now-a-days people have used Hudson as a first name. That doesn’t change its origins.

And thank you Sarah M for the info!

Georgina on

Oh and thank you too M, well said, both times!

Jill on

omg….people who analyze other opinions and try to explain them….Let people speak for themselves. My gosh….sorry CBL, but your posts irk me.

sky on

let’s hope the ‘butterscotch stallion’ has changed his partying ways and is mentally good to become a dad. they say everything happens for a reason, maybe this is a sign of good things to come.

CelebBabyLover on

Jill- I respect your opinion. I don’t expect everyone to like or agree with my posts. πŸ™‚

Tam on

RE: Stephanie on Jan 15, You worte a rude comment about hoping the baby didn’t get his nose. Why is it that people can not be positive or keep their comments to themselves? This is a part of being rude and bullying that we as a country should try to stop, however when comments like this are printed we know that it may never end…

rejena on

love ya O