A.J. Buckley Welcomes Daughter Willow Phoenix

01/19/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

A.J. Buckley Welcomes Daughter Willow Phoenix
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A.J. Buckley is a dad!

The Justified actor and his fiancée, oncology nurse Abigail Ochse, are first-time parents after welcoming a daughter on Sunday, Jan. 19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Born at 1:36 a.m., Willow Phoenix Buckley weighed in at 7 lbs., 5 oz.

“Both baby, mother and father are doing well,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

The former CSI: NY star, 35, took to Twitter to share his excitement.

“Greatest moment in my life happened at 136am this morning when my [fiancée] gave birth to our little angel Willow Phoenix Buckley #ProudDad,” he Tweeted shortly after her arrival.

In September, Buckley announced he and his bride-to-be were expecting a baby girl.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan

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klutzy_girl on

I absolutely love that name! Congratulations to them.

Anonymous on

He’s such a sweet guy. Congrats to the new parents! LOVED him on CSI:NY!

Anonymous on

Congrats to the new parents on their new arrival!!!!

meghan on

Oncology nurse, God bless her. Takes a special person to do that work.

lilgtogirl on

Does anyone get married and THEN have a baby anymore? It isn’t that difficult to manage birth control. If you can’t handle one pill a day, motherhood is going to kick your butt.

stacey on

Good god, what a hideous name. Willow is bad enough, but then to add Phoenix on top of that!!!!

stuckinsouthcarolina on

Congrats! I love the name Willow Phoenix and I loved A.J. when he played “Adam” on CSI:NY. So happy for them!

meghan on


Julius on

What’s wrong with Marriage 1st?

Just another part of our Demise into total ‘Moral Bankruptcy.’ Do We the SHEEPle even care? Obviously not !!!

Anonymous on

lilgtogirl- Maybe they WERE using birth control properly but still got pregnant. We really need to stop buying into the illusion that birth control is 100 percent effective!

Anyway, congrats to them!

Anonymous on

Congrats to the Parents!! I absolutely love the name!!!

I miss seeing you on csi: ny

Amy on

Congratulations to A.J. & Abigail on the birth of baby Willow!