Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland Welcome Son Atticus

10/22/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

KaDee Strickland Jason Behr Welcome Son Atticus Chelsea Lauren/Getty for City Year Los Angeles

It’s a boy!

Actress KaDee Strickland and her husband Jason Behr, 39, welcomed their first child, son Atticus, on Thursday, Oct. 17, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The couple welcomed their baby boy into the world during an “intimate birth in their Los Angeles home with the assistance and care of midwives and a doula.”

The rep tells PEOPLE, “The family is overjoyed, happy and in great health.”

Former Private Practice star Strickland, 37, and former Roswell actor Behr — who announced in May that they were expecting — met on the set of their 2004 movie, Grudge, and were married in November 2006.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan

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klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! Seemed like she was pregnant forever.

Love KaDee and miss Private Practice (and Roswell was pretty good, too).

Great name choice!

Anonymous on

Congratulations to KaDee and Jason. I know that both of them have fallen crazy in love with little Atticus (great name – same as one of my favorite characters in one of the best books I have read – To Kill A Mockingbird).

Emily H on

I’m excited for them…love the name. I miss seeing her on PP.

4tmama on

Love & Congrats!!

Alyson on

There’s my Roswell hunk.

Caitlyn on

Congratulations to the both of them!!! 🙂 I can’t help but think they got his name from To Kill A Mockingbird. That was Charlotte King’s favorite book on PP 😉

Andrea on

I didn’t know they were married, let alone a couple. I love them both. Congrats to them!

Liz on

Well, I’m completely in denial, because for me Max & Liz live happily ever after, but still, congrats to them!

Marie on

Atticus? Has to have a meaning for them but Congrats!!!!!

Beth on

Atticus Behr. A strong sounding name.

Congrats to them.

Rhonda on

Congratulations KaDee and Jason on your baby boy!!

Anonymous on

Kadee’s favorite novel is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Atticus is a prominent figure throughout the novel. My guess is that it influenced the name choice.

truefeather77 on

Fantastic! Lucky baby — what a great couple of parents they’ll be! And he’ll be blessed in the DNA department, too. Can’t wait to see pictures!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

Pamela on

Will the boy be circumcised?

Ariel on

Yay for midwives, doulas, and home birth! Hopefully she is asked to blog about it all on People.

Carolyn Harris on

Katie, I know that you will be a great Mother.I think that you look just like your Mother. She is beautiful and my best friend. Atticus is a beautiful baby and i hope that i will meet him one day! When you come to Georgia i want you all to call me.I know that you and Jason are so proud.I think about you a lot.Sending my love and congratulations to both of you!