Amanda Righetti Welcomes Son Knox Addison

01/18/2013 at 09:30 AM ET

Amanda Righetti Welcomes Son Knox Addison
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It’s a boy for Amanda Righetti!

The Mentalist star, 29, and her husbandย Jordan Alanย welcomed their first child, son Knox Addison Alan, on Thursday, Jan. 10, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Righetti and Alan, 45, producer/director of Cats Dancing on Jupiter and Kiss and Tell, announced the pregnancy in August.

“She is very excited and feeling great,” a friend told PEOPLE at the time. “They are going to keep the gender of the baby a surprise!”

In addition to her current role as Grace on the CBS show, Righetti is also known for her work on Reunion and The O.C., as well as roles in Friday the 13th and Captain America: The First Avenger.

The couple married in April 2006 in Hawaii.

Amanda Righetti Welcomes Son Knox Addison
Courtesy Righetti-Alan Family

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Monica Rizzo

FILED UNDER: Babies , Births , Exclusive , News

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autumn on

Ah, how sweet! Congratulations!

susan schweitzer on

He is beautiful!

valeskas on

Congrats, he is so precious.

Denise on

He is just beautiful. Best Wishes

barbara jean on

congrats! pretty name

JJ on

Such a cute baby.

Memphis on

He is beautiful! Congrats!

Big Fan on

That is one gorgeous baby! Congrats to her!

angelus5by5 on

Love her in The Mentalist. Cutest baby I’ve seen since the birth of my grandaughter over 20 years ago. Congratulations to all concerned. Love the name, Knox, too.

merry on

I like her on Mentalist, though I haven’t seen it for some time. I like the name Knox, too. It’s not ordinary, but simple and sound.

Charli on

Beautiful baby! Congrats to them!

Tiffany Schiff on


Jen DC on

Awww, hi little alien! He’s got a very adult looking nose for such a little guy.

Emry on

I LOVE the mentalist!!

Michelle on


Carrie M on

Lovely! Congrats Amanda!

Joan on

Congrats to the parents!! You’r baby is beautiful! Good luck!!

Amanda love ya on the mentalist.

JJ on

Beautiful baby, congrats!!!!!!!! So happy for you

JustMe on

Ok, that is one cute baby!

RainDance on

He is precious. Congrats!

patti on

One of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen. He is adorable! Huge Mentalist fan. Congrats to her and her family!

Susan on

Congratulations Amanda and Jordan. He’s beautiful!

Mary on

What a cutie pie, doesn’t look like a newborn, cute name.

bill on

that is one little cutie congrats to amanda and her husband. i guess now she will be able to move around when they film new episodes of the mentalist instead of having her sitting all the time which was so obvious that she was pregnant

Amber on

OH GOOD! now they can stop making all of her Mentalist scenes behind a desk and a computer covering her belly. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dublintoo on

Welcome to the world little one! Congratulations to Amanda and her husband. He’s beautiful!

Anonymous on

He’s so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats!

Sharon on

That is one beautiful baby!! Congrats and best wishes!!

traci on

Congrats to the new parents!!

Harmonie on

What a beautiful gift for this new year!

Congratulations to the parents ๐Ÿ˜‰

Me on

He is adorable!!!

Kim on

Sweet precious bundle of joy! and born on my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

Anonymous on

Congrats to them, and what a cutie! As an aside, I’ll bet Brad and Angie didn’t realize they were setting a trend when they welcomed their Knox (one of the Followell brothers also named his son Knox)! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tessa on

Aw! What a gorgeous bubba – congratulations to the family! Every time I see her, I think of Amanda as Hailey on The OC. ๐Ÿ™‚

D.L. on

Congrats to her. She looks really good!

Marky on

That is one cute baby! He is adorable, and has a lovely name–great for a baby and great for an adult! So happy for them!

Love her in the Mentalist. She is now going to be able to stop hiding behind the computer, newspaper and desk, LOL! I really hope Grace gets back together with Wayne, now that Amanda can stand up again…..

lovely123 on

Beautiful boy, but why Addison for a middle name?

Katja on


Addison is a surname meaning “son of Adam” that has been been used for boys throughout history. I have male Addisons on my family tree. It has only been used for girls in the last two decades.

Jen on


Love the name.

We named our oldest son who is 10 Addison Kade. That was before the name became popular for girls. He was named after his grandfather.

Tara on

quite the age difference ๐Ÿ˜ฆ