Jared Padalecki Welcomes Son Thomas Colton

03/21/2012 at 03:30 PM ET
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Jared Padalecki‘s new role: Superdad!

The Supernatural star and his wife Genevieve Cortese welcomed a son, Thomas Colton Padalecki, on Monday, March 19, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Baby boy weighed in at 8 lbs., 6 oz.

After¬†announcing that they were expecting, Padalecki, 29, and Cortese, 31, requested fans contribute to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in lieu of gifts.

Thus far, fans have raised over $40,000 for the hospital, and the couple plans to match the final total.

Padalecki wed former Supernatural costar Cortese in February 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

– Alla Byrne with reporting by Monica Rizzo

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klutzy_girl on

Yay! Congratulations to them! I’ve been waiting to hear the name and I love it.

Brittany on

Was waiting to hear this on here! I saw he posted it on his Twitter, but I figured they’d announce it on here when they gave a name. That’s going to be one handsome boy. Congrats to them!!

Kacie on

Finally a celeb that gives their child a NORMAL name. I love Jared. Dont really care for his wife though. Anyhoo congrats to them.

Jordan on

Congrats to them! Like the name.

But I love that they are contributing to St. Jude.

Rose on

How awesome for them!!! I’m a huge fan of supernatural.. I wish them the best. Also, raising money for St. Jude’s, absolutely wonderful! what an kind thing to do! God Bless

TwinMommy on

Love the name!!

Anonymous on

Congratulations!! Love the name and the fact that you asked for donations in lieu of gifts. Enjoy your new baby.

Kat on

I LOVE that they asked their fans to donate to St. Jude’s! What a great idea! I donate monthly to them and find it a very worthy cause.

LoveMyCrazyLife on

I love that name! It’s normal and sweet.

Alexandra on

love the name!

moomoo on

finally a normal name.

Natasha on

Congratulations to Jared and Gen! Thomas Colton is an amazing name!

Sarah on

Awww yay! I’ve been waiting for this news. What a wonderful, down to earth family. Congrats on a healthy baby boy! Lots of love!

ImpalaGirl on

This is going to be one beautiful person. LOOK at his parents. Jared is one of the best-looking people in Hollywood and Gen is naturally stunning. This kid is gonna be a heart breaker. Congrats to them!

Jenni on

Awww I love it! Congrats! Such a beautiful, wonderful family! Happy for them! x

Catca on

That’s really fantastic that they encouraged fans to donate to St. Jude’s and are matching the donations! It’s an example of using fame and celebrity to achieve something positive. I have a lot of respect and admiration for these two – a very big congratulations on your new addition!

Camille on

SO happy for the Pada-family. Jared and Gen are the best people and definitely the most down-to-earth celebrities I’ve ever met. Big fan of both of them. And woohoo for a normal name! Hahah. I was fearing a crazy one. What a beautiful family. Can’t wait to see a picture! Congrats, J&G <3

SPNFAN on

I’m so happy for them both!!! I love the name, and honestly, love the weight of this bouncing baby boy! He’s a good size baby…fills up the arms quite nicely. Precious!

B.J. on

I have such respect for this couple for asking for donations for the children’s hospital. I have done charity walks for St. Jude before, it’s a great charity! Congrats to the new family, Thomas is a lovely name :)

Anonymous on

Wow! that’s a big boy for such a small woman,congrat’s to your new family!

Tee on

Love the name they chose for their son and absolutely love that they are encouraging fans to donate to St. Jude. It’s made all that much better by them matching the funds!

kay on

CONGRATS!!!!

linda garlinghouse on

Great job Mama,that’s one big baby for such a small woman, like father, like son no doubt, congratulation’s!!

Meg on

Congrats on the baby and for giving him a normal name — how refreshing!

lorusgra on

Congratulation!

Anonymous on

…Congrats Cousin!

TalonRF on

Wow – I have always despised the characters she has portrayed but I am going to have to re-think my attitude. What a sweet, respectable couple and how awesome that they gave to St. Jude’s! Best wishes and congrats to them!

Charlotte on

The name is so lovely! One of the best combinations I’ve heard in a while. Congrats to Jared and Genevieve :)

Jackie L. Vester on

Congrats to Jared and Gen Padalecki on the birth of their sweet little Thomas Colton Padalecki. I can’t think of a more beautiful and sweet couple.

Julianna on

YES! I was waiting to hear their son was born! I love the name! Congratulations, Gen and Jared!

Daffygrams on

Congratulations to the new and great looking family!! Love the name.

alicejane on

Congratulations to the both of them! Wonderful name, and not only is it awesome that they asked fans to donate to St. Jude’s, but I LOVE that they are matching donations! I only ever watched Jared on Gilmore Girls, so nothing recent, and I don’t know his wife, but I totally admire them for this.

Linda on

What a lovely gesture for kids and families who are already dealing with the unimaginable.

Congratulations to both he and his gorgeous wife and much luck navigating the first few weeks. Wonderful and exhausting and stressful and amazing all rolled into one!

Allie on

I think encouraging donation in lieu of gifts and matching that donation is a really nice way to celebrate a baby’s birth.

Congrats and kudos to the couple.

Staci on

Aww that was nice that they did that for St. Judes. Congrats to them!

Victoria on

I was hoping the couple who have carried out the “J” tradition. Anyways, congrats to the couple. That kid will have his father’s looks no doubt.

dw67impl on

What a wonderfully strong name for what is sure to a sweetheart among the SPN children. Contrats to Jared and Gen you will both make great parents. Hope Gen is doing well as well. Love you both always SPN fan!

Kathleen Bisko on

Wonderful idea to contribute to St. Judes, my favorite charity! Congrats to both of them.

Sophie on

FINALLY! Someone I want to hear about! I love SPN! Congrats to the Padalecki’s! They seem like awesome people

Ginny Anderson on

Congrats to a truly wonderful and compassionate couple! Thomas Colton is an awesome and strong name. Enjoy every minute! Wishing you tons of love!

April on

Welcome Thomas!
For us, Moose-Kateers, he will always be PadaBaby or Mini-Moose… Perhaps we’ll settle with Tommy :)

Congratulations to the family!!!!

Sherry on

Love the name Thomas Colton!! So wonderful they are matching the donations fan made!! Congrats Jared and Gen!

Harley on

Not only encouraging donations to St. Jude’s but also matching the donations? Absolutely heartwarming! Many congratulations to the very happy family!

Anonymous on

Awww, this literally brought a smile to my face. Congrats to Jared and Genevieve on this bundle of joy.

On a side note…8 lbs, 6 ozs…I think it’s obvious baby Thomas is going to take after daddy in size!

divadee on

Congratulations to the happy couple! The name is beautiful!

Lila on

Gen and Jared are so adorable! I can’t wait to see the baby “moose” as I bet he is as adorable as his dad!

Congrats to the sweetest couple out there!

Suzanne on

I’m so happy for them…as silly as it may sound, I could honestly cry right now! :D

Anonymous on

I think Genevieve just LOOKS tiny next to Jared because he’s so tall! Anyway, congrats to them!

supernaturalfan on

What a lovely name!! Such a goodlooking couple, you know that the baby will grow up to be a heartbreaker. Wish them all the best. And hope they have more cute kids soon,

Y on

Congratulations! The name is so adorable. Colton as a middle name is so cute!

Louisa on

Congratulations to the happy couple! The name is beautiful!

Marky on

What a great name; nice now and great to grow into, very elegant, but not over the top. Guess I could have just said “perfect name”! LOL

Lovely gesture to ask people to donate to St. Jude’s and offer to match the donations! St. Jude’s does an amazing job, and it’s an admirable thing for them to do.

Magpie on

What a great couple to support a worthy organization instead of using their child’s birth to line their own pockets! Wish more “celebrities” had the class these two have!

Sandy Ellen Stoklosa on

Thats fantastic congratulations….

Melissa on

Congrats! I love the name :)

Erika on

Congratulations to them! I LOVE that they are having fans donate to St. Jude rather than Giving gifts. I’m sure they have plenty of stuff for the baby and St. Jude is an awesome charity to give to. It’s an awesome idea and I hope other celebrities do the same.

I also like the name. It is nice and traditional, which is a breath of fresh air considering the names that most celebrities pick…

Paula on

Congratulations! I bet Thomas Colton is such a cute baby… just like his parents! Wonderful name!

Karen on

I don’t know who they are, but what a GREAT name!!! I am so sick of the names some celebrities are coming up with. WTG to this cute couple!

Beth on

Love the name! Very traditional and strong. So much better than some of the nutty names that celebrities are naming their children these days. That’s awesome that they asked for fans to donate to St. Jude’s. Such a wonderful cause! Congratulations Jared & Gen! Welcome baby Thomas!

Desislava on

–°heers!!!Congratulations!!!!!!Good luck!Let Thomas encouraged his wonderful parents!

Tanya on

Congratulations on the baby Jared and Gen! Thomas is a great name for a little boy and his middle name Colton: Did you name him after “the Colt” the gun you always search for in Supernatural?
Looking forward to seeing pictures of Jared with his baby son!

Brooklyn on

Congrats to them! I really like the name. I also think Colton Thomas would have sounded good too!

LaTishaa Jackson on

Finally a NORMAL name for Hollywood!! No more fruits, vegetables, or random objects. Thank you, and congrats Jared :)

Melissa Rivera on

Congratulation on your baby boy.

blinky on

CONGRATS!! that is one lucky baby boy! I have 3 boys of my own! Boys are wonderful! Glad everyone is doing well!

Jude on

Congratulations! But the name is boring!

Mari on

Its great to donate to that hospital but unless you have insurance, you had better have money to pay the hospital bill because a lot of average working people can’t.

Lisa on

Congratulations Jared and Gen! You are such a beautiful couple. I’m sure your new baby boy is adorable. Love the charity organization of St. Judes. It is heart warming what you two are doing. While sharing in your joy of your wonderful new son, you are giving hope and joy to others as well. What amazing people you are! My daughter and I are huge Supernatural fans. Genevieve, My two oldest are boys. A lot of fun and adventure in store for you guys.

Espie on

CONGRATULATIONS !!! GEN, YOU DID GREAT ! I LOVE YOU GUYS . BABY THOMAS IS SO LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL PARENTS . WHAT AN AWESOME WAY TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF A BABY BY DONATING TO ST. JUDE’S… MY RESPECT TO YOU BOTH. ENJOY THE BABY. GOD BLESS.

erizha on

Want to say congrats to the new baby boy. Love the name Thomas Colton. I had my identical twins boys in Seattle,Wa as well. Hope you didn’t get caught up in the snow and bipolar weather we have here. Never know what the weather is. Now you do have a Huskie baby.. Sooo have to teach him to say GOOO HUSKIES !!!!

Kati on

I’m so happy for these two, can’t quite put it into words. Love that they chose a ‘normal’ name too; it just goes to show how level-headed and sensible the two of them are.

Also, I wouldn’t be a Supernatural fan without immediately assuming the ‘Colt’ within Thomas’ middle name is a nod to the show that brought Jared & Gen together. I hope it was intentional because it’s friggin’ ingenious.

Oh & it has to be said, Gen is pretty much my hero right now; 8lb, 6oz baby from a less than 5’3, little lady like Gen? Damn, woman. Goes without saying little Thomas will be taking after his father!

Needless to say with Gen and Jared as his parents, Thomas is gonna be one lucky kid – with fantastic genes to boot – I’ve never met a more down-to-earth and generous couple than the Padaleckis. Their fulfilled promise of matching the donation to St Jude says it all on that count.
Congrats, guys! Loads of love to the three of you, you deserve all the happiness in the world. xxooxx

Jane on

I hope baby Thomas inherited his daddy’s dimples. Can’t wait to see a pic of this no doubt beautiful baby boy

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