Tom Arnold Introduces Son Jax Copeland

04/09/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

Tom Arnold Son Jax Copeland First Photo
Courtesy Arnold Family

And baby makes three!

Proud new parents Tom Arnold and his wife Ashley cuddle close to introduce their new bundle of joy — son Jax Copeland — to PEOPLE exclusively in one of their first family photos.

Snug in a striped sleeper, baby boy already seems like a natural in front of the cameras, showing off his sweet smile — and a wave!

Following the couple’s long battle with infertility, the actor and comedian’s son was born Saturday, weighing 8 lbs., 12 oz. His safe arrival prompted Arnold, 54, to tell PEOPLE that welcoming Jax was nothing short of miraculous.

“We are still in a bit of shock,” he said shortly after the delivery. “It has been a long journey and the healthy birth of our son is a miracle.”

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Heather on

OMG he looks just like Daddy! He just needs little black glasses, Lol!!

DaisyMoon on

Oh…that little peanut is adorable!

Anonymous on

cute baby!

kim on

Awww. Sweet little family. Congrats to all.

tina on

Aww, what a cutie and I like the name Jax. Congrats.

sfcasun on

Aww, I’m happy for him and his wife. Adorable baby boy!

klutzy_girl on

Aw, cute! Congratulations to them, and I love the name Jax.

Beth Campbell on

Adorable little boy! Just keep the crazy X away from him!

kim on

love the name jax!!!! so so happy for them! =)

Rhonda on

Awwww the little fella is so cute. He looks a lot like his daddy.

BJ on


JaxSCote on

THAT’S MY NAME!!! LOVE IT! he is going to be one unique person that’s for sure!

Julianna on

He is so adorable!!

Anonymous on

He’s such a cutie! Keep him away from cray-cray…

noelle on

what a cutie!!!

mindy on

That baby sure looks like dad!

Anonymous on

Totally named him Jax after guest starring on Sons of Anarchy with ‘Jax Teller’. Love it!

Daffygrams on

Already smiling and waving! lol Cute.

Anonymous on


dancer92136 on

You really wanted this baby…long road… but miracles happen

Heather A on

Aww! Congratulations. Jax is a cutie!

Melissa on

What a lucky little boy! This child will certainly be the center of their world! Can you imagine having him as a dad? It would be awesome!

Karen on

Precious ! Love the name.! Hey, his wife (at least in that picture) looks a little like Roseanne (look at the eyes and mouth)! But their baby is gorgeous ! So happy for you both.

Brooke on

You’re outta your mind Karen! I’m assuming you’re kidding! If not, I can recommend a good eye doctor.

Idaho on

He’s so adorable.

guest on

He is a beautiful little guy!! Enjoy every minute, it goes fast!

Meg on

How cute!

Ellen on

Beautiful baby, congratulations to all…..

yesman on


me on

LOL, that picture is adorable.

Cindy on

That baby is so cute in that picture!!!!

Guest2012 on

So happy for them.. What a cutie! I bet he came out laughing!

Anonymous on

So happy for Tom! What a beautiful family! Their son is adorable!

PS on

Heather – You’re so right, LOL! Very cute little guy though 🙂

WiddoMouse on

What a happy baby. Congratulations to the parents.

Anonymous on

Aw God did bless you…. what a beautiful family xox

Katie on

Congrats – finally. I’m sure he was worth the long wait 🙂

Tracy on

Adorable lil boy! Love the name. Congrats to you both. I’ve read before how Tom has always wanted to be a dad. So happy for him.

amanda on

Congrats to them! I’m glad they finally have the family they wanted after their long infertility issues. Enjoy your new addition!!

Megan on

He’s so cute!

lovely123 on

That is a cool shot. The little boy is saying, “Who did you marry!!!” Funny!

Ginger on

Aw. Cute baby. Enjoy your child. There’s nothing more wonderful.

Anonymous on

How come when Tom at age 54 has a baby everyone is thrilled, but just days ago everyone was slamming Halle Barry at 47 for being pregnant? Total double standard!!

Beth on

That is one cute baby! I have to admit, I teared up when I saw that cute little face. Thank you for being so honest about your infertility problems. Many blessings to the family.

rebecca on

Cute baby!! I think Ashley looks a bit like Roseanne!

Anonymous on

Adorable!! so happy for them!! He is a cutie!!

Anonymous on

he’s beautiful, congratulations

aleshamom4 on

Love that pic, Blessed & blessing indeed
🙂 ❤

Katie on

awww…what a little cutie! Congrats 2 them! ❤

pug_lover on

how precious! he’s already a little comedian!

Kat on

He’s got IT.


Marky on

Holy, Cow! He looks just like his dad; spitting image! Congratulations!!

Anonymous on

He’s adorable, and I LOVE the fact that Tom’s wife is sans make-up and no one’s in fancy clothes or otherwise dolled up! 🙂

Jazz on

I love the name Jax, it’s my dog’s name! Cute baby!

MollyF on

Oh he’s so cute. 🙂 Congrats

Cheryl J Copeland on

I feel like he’s a part of my family, due to my last name being Copeland-congrats to you and your family!!!

Snoopy on

Congratulations!!! Jax is perfection! Gorgeous baby boy! Ashley is beautiful and looks nothing like Roseanne!! Who ever sees that should get their eyes checked!!! Enjoy your new baby!

mamanas on

Shame….and I assume it’s mostly women on her commenting. The double standard. How old is Tom? And when a women over 40 has a baby the rush of negative statements roars. Another example of why women are viewed as the lesser sex.

peggy epand on

what a darling adorable picture of all 3 of you and dax is so adorable and handsome.. how lucky.. am so happy for you …love

Angela on

Little Jax is beautiful. I know how hard it is to struggle with infertility but I also know the joy you feel holding your healthy child in your arms for the first time. I just want to say congradulations.

Anonymous on

mamanas- Pregnancy over 40 is very risky, for both mother and baby, and I suspect that’s why a lot of people object when a celeb over 40 gets pregnant.

mamanas on

Depends on many factor. If a women over 40 uses DE. The danger is no higher than a woman in her 20s. A healthy fit woman in her 40s compared to the majority of obese women having babies in thier 20’s and 30’s.

virginia muntz on

Look at that smile looks like daddy and grammpa for sure contacts to all of you what a blessing

Julian Watson on

Congrats Tom and Ashley! Tom I love your book 5pounds in 6 years and just finished it again a few days ago (maybe I need more reading material haha) but so glad fatherhood finally found you 🙂 All the best to your growing family!