Wipeout co-host John Henson and his wife, comedienne Jill Benjamin, have welcomed their first child, Henson’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Son Jackson Wright Henson was born in a Los Angeles hospital on Monday, March 7. The new arrival weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and measured 22 inches long.
“Mom, dad and baby are happy and healthy,” says a rep for Henson.
In fact, Henson, 43, tells PEOPLE, “I love watching him laugh. There is nothing better than a spit take with breast milk!”
“It seemed logical for us to carry that circus theme over to the nursery,” Henson says, “because, as we like to say, we took our love and made a person out of it, so we want the child to grow up with that kind of sense of fun and imagination.”
– Cynthia Wang