Ali Landry Welcomes Son Valentin Francesco

07/11/2013 at 09:30 PM ET

Ali Landry Welcomes Son Valentin Francesco Landov

Ali Landry‘s littlest guy is here!

The former model and actress, 39, and her husband, director Alejandro Monteverde welcomed their third child — and second son — on Thursday, July 11,Β PEOPLE confirms.

Valentin Francesco Monteverde was born in Los Angeles and weighed in at 9 lbs. The newborn shares a birthday with big sister Estela Ines, who turned 6.

After announcing she was pregnant with a baby boy in March, Landry told PEOPLE in June that her newest son’s middle name was inspired by a meeting with the Pope she and her husband had earlier this year during a trip to Rome.

“We got to meet the Pope and he blessed this baby. So part of the name might have something to do with our new Pope,” she says. β€œThe other part of the name we came up with on our own.”

Landry also admitted in July that the couple’s children Marcelo Alejandro, 21 months, and Estela, were wary of their unborn brother.

“[Marcelo] wants to be with me all the time and he’s very much still a baby,” Landry told The Bump.

As for her firstborn, she’s aware “double trouble” is on the way, joked the mom-of-three.

“We were at the doctor’s office and the doctor said, ‘How do you like your little brother?’ And she said, ‘He pulls my hair,'” Landry said. “Then the doctor asked, ‘So what do you think about having a new brother?’ And she’s like, ‘I’m going to be bald.'”

— Anya Leon

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seila on

i would prefer valentin better, in spanish.

nlb on

Seila, I’m sure your opinion matters to them, since you’re such an important part of their lives! Maybe you’ll have a say in the name of their fourth child…

Marilyn on

I like Francesco as a name, too.

lin on

Beautiful family. Congrats!

Guest on

I was born on my sister’s 9th birthday! Shared birthdays are awesome! πŸ™‚


Beautiful couple!

Michelle on

Yay……love and adore the name. So fun to share a birthday. πŸ™‚

Casey Gale on

That is one cool name.

Challenger Girl on

Haha that story made me laugh out loud!! Too cute. Such a beautiful family and I really love those names. Ali is so gorgeous.

chloe on

i like when people say “i would prefer” or “i would choose”, as though their name choice matters. everyone has different choices in name.

beautiful family

Julia on

Beautiful name! Congratulations

Ginger on


robin on

she’s so beautiful and seems so sweet. i still cant believe that mario lopez cheated on her.

Anonymous on

Valentino would have been better. But still, much better name than North and Cricket.

Anonymous on


Sandy on

Beautiful couple and children, I’m sure Valentine will be adorable as his brother & sister. Valentine, normal name

Liz on

Congratulations to them! I love all of their children’s names. Beautiful & classy!!!

Gigi on

I’m going to be bald! What a cute comment! Kids say the funniest things LOL Congrats to Ali and her family! So happy she found true love after Mario Lopez.

Naomi on

My newborn son and my oldest daughter who just turned 8 share the same birthday also! April 8th!!! So awesome. Congrats on your new baby πŸ™‚

Maryam on

Beautiful names for your children!! πŸ™‚

DaisyMoon on


Well another stupid celeb kid name…

It’s routine by now.

Valentino would’ve been slightly better.

Heids on

How is that a ‘celeb’ name DaisyMoon?! It’s quite a normal name.

Marku on

Wow! Where did she hide that 9 lb. baby? She looked as if she was about to have a 6 lb baby; no wonder she doesn’t get stretch marks, lol! Congratulations to this sweet couple and their children; beautiful name for their new son….

tia on

Nice he is having a normal name! Congrats!

Sharon on

Beautiful couple, and beautiful names for all three kids!

Anonymous on

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Guest -AB on

Yay! I love her. Beautiful family. Congrats! And I love how they choose such romantic, classy names. Lovely.

Marie on

Awe her daughter sounds cute! Just give her some special attention also and she will be fine. Congrats!!!!!

Sophia on

Fantastic name! And no doubt a stunner of a baby, this whole family is so beautiful! Super sweet that Valentin shares a birthday with his sister, and even cuter what she said at the doctors! Congratulations to Ali, Alejandro, Estela and Marcelo x

Connie on

What a sweet article and I love what her little girl said about having another brother and being bald. Too cute and very meaningful middle name for them.

valeskas on

Valentino, would be nicer.

DaisyMoon on

I agree…but,

Yesterday the name was Valentine…

When I commented, I was doing so about Valentine.

PEOPLE messed up, then fixed it, and altered comments as well.

Valentin is a great name…

Belongs to one of my favorite dancers on DWTS stars also!

Alisha on

Gorgeous couple. I bet their children are absolutely beautiful.

Anonymous on

so Valentin is “great” and Valentine isnt? How ridiculous of you…

Julianna on

Cute name. I like it! Congrats to the Monteverde family.

Cecilia on

Pope John Paul II visited my city before I was born. My mom took my brother to the large outdoor mass the Pope was giving and was so excited. Her and my dad were dealing with the fact that they couldn’t get pregnant again at the time and this was a bit of a happy reprieve from hearing “not pregnant” (This was the 80s and fertility treatment wasn’t even a realistic possibility in her mind). They went to the mass and the pope blessed the crowd. A few weeks later she found out she was FINALLY pregnant with me. I’m not very religious but she is. I am sure there are scientific reasons it finally happened, but she is convinced it was the pope’s blessing and I kinda love that she is that sure. If I was a boy she was going to name me John. I think that would have been pretty cool.

Anonymous on

“Part of the name might have something to do with our new Pope”? As in, “we took the pope’s name and that’s our son’s middle name”. Very inspiring too, naming your kid after the leader of one of the most corrupt institutions in the world.

Terri on

LOL…I’m going to be bald!

Sherquetta Ingram on


jenise on

Happy you made yourself Happy Ali… a cheater? Is devistating after marriage… and in my opinion? “HAH!” Better Husband! Babies are the bonus!!! I bet yours is adorable! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! from (been there) jenise Blessings to your family and baby! AMEN

Anonymous on

Beautiful name for a baby boy! Finally something normal and biblical πŸ™‚ May your child be blessed!

Cristi on

Cecilia, your story gave me chills. Faith a is wonderful thing, your mom is blessed to be so faithful!