Christina Ricci Welcomes a Son

08/12/2014 at 12:30 PM ET

Christina Ricci Welcomes a Son
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It’s a boy for Christina Ricci!

The actress, 34, and husband James Heerdegen recently welcomed their first child, a son, PEOPLE confirms.

Further details, including his name and birthdate, are not available, and a rep for Ricci has not commented.

Ricci and Heerdegen met on the set of her former show Pan Am, where Heerdegen was working as a camera technician.

They went public in February 2012 and announced their engagement a year later. “I can’t wait [to call him] ‘Husband’,” Ricci told PEOPLE prior to the wedding.

The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Manhattan’s Harold Pratt House & Peterson Hall in October.

Ricci’s rep confirmed her pregnancy to PEOPLE in May when the actress was spotted cruising through LAX wearing a dress belted over her burgeoning baby belly.

— Isabel Sanhueza with reporting by Julie Jordan

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D on

Congrats!! Dang, all the men and this guy looks like crap!

Bhavana on

Congratulations Christina!

soph on

“Dang, all the men and this guy looks like crap!”


Emily on

I like her. Feel like she’s always been an underrated actress.

Dawn on

It’s nice hearing about a celebrity having a child after she got married. And with the timing it seems like she may have gotten pregnant on her honeymoon or right after. Hoping there relationship lasts.

Jackie on

D shut up! Who cares what he looks like? That’s HER husband.

Anyway, Congrats!

Barbara on

Congratulations to the Heerdegen family.

Guest on

I’m glad for her. Can’t wait to hear what she named him.

D on

He looks like hell run over! Jackie, SHUT your mouth!

Heather on


Paige on

What a crappy comment. If you don’t have something nice to say, just shut up.

Paige on

I’m guessing D stands for Douche Bag.

Amelia on

Congratulations! It’s great to hear some happy news.

bitsy on

Congratulations. Glad she is keeping the details private. Wish some other “celebrities” would follow suit.

Marky on

Not sure I understand why some of you think it’s so wonderful when a celeb doesn’t announce when they have a baby, or don’t tell anyone what they named the baby, etc. When I had my first child, half the people I knew put the announcement of their child’s birth in the newspaper! They were thrilled to share their happy news with the world, and proud of what they named him/her. Most of us aren’t going to make comments like D, and shout about how ugly the dad is (he’s not ugly at all, just looks as if publicity junkets aren’t why he loves his wife), or how much they hate the baby’s name. Most of us are happy to hear the good news, and love to know the name, or see a picture just as we are when anyone else has a baby. Congrats to the happy couple, and I hope they are as thrilled as can be!

Van on

Congrats to them!

KL on

WHAT IS HIS NAME?! Hate when they announce a baby announcement with no name!!! But Congrats!!!!

Anonymous on

Can’t wait to hear the name of the boy!

sierra on

Omg congrats!

Pal on

Happy for them to have a new addition!