Sonequa Martin-Green Welcomes Son Kenric Justin II

01/15/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

Sonequa Martin-Green Welcomes Son
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Sonequa Martin-Green is a mom!

The Walking Dead star welcomed her first child with her husband, actor Kenric Green, on Saturday, Jan. 10, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Son Kenric Justin Green II was born in Los Angeles, weighing 8 lbs., 4 oz.

“We thank God for this incredible blessing,” the proud new parents tell PEOPLE. “We are overjoyed. He’s the coolest little man ever.”

The actress — who spent the final weeks of her pregnancy snapping selfies of her growing belly — announced in September that there was a baby on the way.

“Kenric and I are beyond excited!” she told PEOPLE at the time.

Onscreen, Martin-Green’s character, Sasha, is preparing to set out on her own adventure when the show returns from its winter break on Feb. 8.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Jennifer Garcia


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Ayisha From Brooklyn on

Yippy!!! On My birthday…he will be an amazing child God bless!!

Lilah on

Great looking couple! Congratulations and many blessings!

Pam on

I love her on the walking dead! Congrats!

Ava on

Congrats!! But spoiler alert for Walking Dead fans!!!

Jen P on

Congrats to her and her family! Love her on The Walking Dead!

Carrow on

Congratulations Sonequa and Kenric!!! So excited for the new family.

Maxine on

Congratulations to them!