Josh Lucas Welcomes Son Noah Rev

07/02/2012 at 10:00 AM ET
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Josh Lucas is a dad!

The actor, 41, and his wife Jessica have welcomed their first child, a son, his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

Noah Rev Maurer was born Friday, June 29 in New York City, weighing in at 9 lbs., 4 oz.

After quietly tying the knot in New York City’s Conservatory Garden in March, the newlyweds confirmed that they were also celebrating pending parenthood.

Lucas, who starred in Sweet Home Alabama, most recently appeared on The Firm. His wife, 27, is a writer.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan

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Annie on

She is one lucky girl!

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! The name is pretty awesome.

And now I want to watch “Sweet Home Alabama” again. LOL.

Lexi on

No wonder she looked so uncomfortable!! I love that dress that she was wearing too. The name is great – nothing “way out there”. This kid should have crazy blue eyes just like both parents. Now if he could get his career going, he would be in great shape.

Kris on

OMG, totally lucky. But lets be honest here- I was suprised at this courtship and I would not think she was his type, other than she is out of the spotlight and seems to be more grounded than the other women he’s been linked to. She became pregnant awfully fast! I wonder if it was planned or no?

Cortney on

Considering Josh’s middle name is Easy Dent – Rev is cute! Congratulations!

Marcia on

I’ve always been a big fan of his. He and his wife are adorable. Congrats to them both.

cynlee on

Congratulations…Josh Lucas/Christian Grey?

meghan on

Kris, you know way too much about this man’s life.

Sandra on

Congrats to Josh and Jessica.

Nice name 🙂

Josh is SO yummy – and his wife looks like Reese Witherspoon (only with dark hair)!

Chris on

Congrats!! Love this guy. He just might make a great Christian Grey! He is so totally hot!!

Melissa on

I like it! What a fun middle name. I also like that he has Josh’s real last name – he must still go by that in his private life? It’s cool that he settled down with a “normal” girl as well.

jane on

so sweet! i’m thrilled for them.

Harley on

Many congratulations to the happy family! I’m completely curious as to where the name “Rev” is from – if there’s a story behind it.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them, I love the name Noah! They make a beautiful couple.

denise on

Congratulations. Best Wishes to all!!

KiKi on

This guy totally won me over in Sweet Home Alabama! He does “southern” proud. Congrats on the new addition (honestly didn’t even know he had gotten married).

Lexi on

I am not seeing the Reese look a like with dark hair. Reese is known for her very pointy chin, and this girl doesn’t have it. They could have actually met, fell in love and had a baby. I know that is rare in Hollywood, but it could happen. Love the name!

Gina on

Lucky woman! Can’t wait to see their son.

soph on

Um, Lexi, there can be other similarities besides the chin. I think she resembles Reese as well.

Leigh on

So tecnically it wasn’t LAST March they got married???? It was this past March…thought that sounded alittle awkward there….COngrats to them!

Kris on

Reese Witherspoon? Hmmm, not sure but, what origin is this woman’s nose?? Woof Woof!

Guest on

Kris – jealous much? Why would you take this moment of pure joy for this couple and insult the woman who carried around a 9 pound baby? Ouch – just think of the delivery. I think they are a beautiful couple and I can’t wait to see little Noah Rev. I wonder does it sound like reeve or rev up your engine.

Marky on

Wow, Kris, let’s don’t be rude, and say we did. Sheesh, this is a cute couple, they look happy, they just had a baby, so let it go. She’s attractive and all the crappy comments just make the poster look bad–not Jessica.

Love the name Noah, and like another poster, wonder how they are pronouncing Rev. Look forward to seeing pictures of their baby boy!

Anonymous on

Lexi- I agree. If you go back and read the original announcement post about the pregnancy (which is this one links to), it includes an very cute, “awww”-inspiring story from Josh about what made him decide to pop the question. To me that certainly sounds like an engagement and wedding that was done for love, not because there was a baby on the way.

Melissa- Thank you for commenting on the last name. I was wondering why the baby’s last name was Maurer rather than Lucas or Ciencin Henriquez (Jessica’s maiden name)! Now I know why! And on that note, I think it might be a good idea for PEOPLE to clarify that Maurer is Josh’s real last name, since a lot of people probably aren’t aware of that (and it would probably help eliminate confusion)!

All of that said, congrats to them!

Dan on

It’s great to get the good news on Josh Lucas & family. He is a fine actor, and simply THE MAN in the NBC series THE FIRM. Best wishes !

Janice on

Best to the three of you and love The Firm.

Cal Gal 3 on

Congratulations! Nothing is better in life than a new healthy baby. People magazine forgot to mention that Joah Lucas played a dreamy pediatrician in “Life As We Know It”. You wanted to have a small baby just to go to him. Yes, he is very cute but that accent is soooo sexy. Sets him apart from other actors without putting him in a “niche”. Happiest wishes to the new family!

trina on

Josh is such a hottie and now he has a beautiful wife to compliment his good looks and I can only imagine what a handsome son they made together. Congratulations to the new family. I love Josh and wish him and his wife much joy with a new, little bouncing baby boy.

guest on

Reese, yes I see it. They both have the crazy eyes, like panic eyes.

guest on

..And on that note. I I wann know where da gold, give me the gold. I want da gold