Chris Powell Welcomes Son William Cash

06/13/2011 at 11:30 AM ET
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Let the challenges begin: Chris Powell is a new dad!

The Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition trainer and wife Heidi welcomed a son early Monday morning, June 13 in Arizona, his rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

William Cash Powell arrived at 2:14 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz. and measuring 21.5 inches long. He joins big sister Marley, 4, and brother Matix, 6, from Heidi’s previous marriage.

“The little guy can already bench press 46 lbs.!” Powell jokes.

Mom and baby — who will go by his middle name — are settling in and resting comfortably, according to a statement from his rep.

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition airs Monday (10 p.m. ET) on ABC.

– Anya Leon with reporting by Monica Rizzo

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Erika on

Congratulations to them on a healthy baby boy!

William is a nice name, but am I the only one who finds Cash to be very tacky?

Michelle on

YAY!!! So happy for them. He was talking about it all last week on FB wanting to be sure he didnt miss it. :)

Etsy on

With the heat in AZ, she must be so glad to have had that baby! I’ve been enjoying Chris’ new show. I also like the baby’s name- traditional and trendy…the best of both worlds!

Hea on

I’m just waiting for Credit to be the new “it”-name.

Amy on

I just named my 3rd son Cash. Love the name and have had tons of complimemts on it!

Cris on

Have you guys ever thought that the name is just a name and NOT a reference to money?
Does anyone recall Johnny Cash???

I actually had a black lab that I named, Cash Johnny….shortly after the legend’s death.

Just sayin!

KS on

Sooo sweet :)

I think it’s tacky for someone to make negative comments about a name they chose for THEIR baby.

k on

this is his 3rd child

Erika on

I realize the reference to Johnny Cash, but I still think of money when I hear it. I don’t like it at all. Cris, I think Cash Johnny is cute for a dog, but I don’t like it on a person. And KS- this is a public forum and people comment on names all the time. I’m not the first to say I don’t like a name, it’s a matter of opinion.

K on

That is going to be one good looking kid! Congrats to the new parents! Love the name.

Macy on

Congrats to them. I hate the name though. William couldnt be more overused and overrated, and Cash is just terrible period.

Molly on

Congrats and to people who hate the name; why do you care? It’s not your kid.

Pam on

Congratulations Chris and Heidi! I’m so excited for you both! Look forward to meeting him when you come by the Bux!

Maria Canaday on

Congrats to you and yours a gift from God ..Maria

JM on

many congrats to them. i quite like the name William, but yeah, naming your kid Cash is tacky. and i am a HUGE Johnny Cash fan, but yeah, that was his last name not his first name.

sanett on

Hi, Chris and Heidi

Congratulations with baby, may he bring yours lots of laughter and fun….

God Bless

Sanett Els

Janna Lee on

I think Cash is a very cool name. Love it!

Jillian on

Molly, why do you care what people think? You are like a broken record! If someone hates the name, dislikes it, loves it or likes it, their opinion. Not sure if you knew, but the point of this page is to post your comments and it all doesnt have to be rainbows and unicorns :)

sue on

I thought Chris was gay!!!!!!!!!!

Molly on

@Jillian, You’re becoming another SAR. At least she is trying to change. How about you do the same?

Jillian on

Okay hall monitor! I will change…..right after you. K?

Shawna on

Does anyone else think it’s weird that he moves in with families for 3 months at a time for his show when he has a wife, and now a child, at home? Guess the money’s worth it.

Molly on

Jillian, get some help seriously. I’m tired of immature people like you around here. How can you be at a blog about families but be full of hate? Don’t respond back because no matter what comment you respond back with, I will still find your comments hateful, disturbing, bitter and immature.

Jennifer on

I don’t think it’s weird that he moves in with people for 3 months…considering that’s obviously what these people need because they’re practically on death’s door. Before making a hasty comment like that…maybe you should know a little more about him. They also have 2 other children. His wife also flies to see him at the person’s house. She is also very involved behind-the-scenes with the weight loss and lifestyle change. He and she have talked about this during interviews while promoting the show and talking about healthy lifestyles. The money is probably good for him…but he can (and did) make that being just a “regular” trainer. It wasn’t until he helped a morbidly obese friend that he found a different “niche”…helping the extreme morbidly obese.

I’m just saying…it’s not like he moves in with people and only skypes his wife. His wife is VERY involved too in his career…and his kids join him.

Kyla Bree on

I love the name William. My son Chris named his son William 2 yrs ago.

Becky on

Love him..Congrats to him and his family..I also love the name..Does anyone know his other kids names?

Darian on

Love his name, very cute!

Kate on

Congrats to them ! I can’t say I care for the name Cash though.

Kirsten on

My son’s name is Cash William, and I have heard nothing but compliments about it, with the exceptions of a few people in the over 60 crowd.

People who hate on a kid’s name are rude.

Jillian on

Molly, try to stop continuing people on here. You have no clue what words mean either. Start looking them up before using them. I think you are confused with yourself. I am sorry you are so angry.

Jillian on

Jennifer,
I don’t know much about them, so thanks for sharing! He sounds wonderful. I may check out the show.

Mary T. Morris on

Congrats to Chris and Heidi! I hope Cash, Marley, and Matix know ow blessed they are to have such great parents! God Bless!

Stacey on

Man that guy is hot…it is always the cute ones who are taken…congrats to the parents!

Missy :) on

Jennifer – thanks for clearing that up. I’ve actually wondered whether he really truly moves in with his clients. I think it’s amazing that his wife is so hands-on with the show.

I think what Chris does every week is inspirational. The show is a GREAT pick-me-up after sitting through two hours of this season’s Bachelorette, haha!!

I’m so happy for Chris and his family – can you imagine having such a motivator like Chris for a dad?? And I love love love the name William Cash!!

Shannon Ashworth on

Congratulations to Chris and Heidi on their new baby boy…such a wonderful blessing.

Lynda Miller on

William is a name for Kings. I like it. I also like Cash and I am sure prople will get used to it. When I had my first child I chose a name aand my cousin said it was old fashioned and so after much thought changed my mind. When my cousin had her first daughter, she named her the first name I had chosen. After that, I decided that parents should name their children and not ask anyone what they think of it. It’s a personal thing. I think Cash and Chris sound good together.

Beverly Williams on

I feel this is one sensitive,sweet,kind hearted human being.let’s all try to be.

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