Ryan Dorsey and Naya Rivera Welcome Son Josey Hollis

09/30/2015 at 01:30 PM ET

Naya Rivera Welcomes Son Josey Hollis
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Three cheers for Naya Rivera!

The former Glee star has welcomed her first child with her husband, actor Ryan Dorsey, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Son Josey Hollis Dorsey arrived at 8:31 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Los Angeles, PEOPLE confirms via his birth certificate.

“Thank you for all the well wishes and sweet messages!” Rivera tweeted Thursday.

In February, Rivera, 28, and the former Justified star, 32, let fans in on a secret: She was pregnant!

“Ryan and I feel so blessed and can’t wait to welcome the newest member of our family,” the actress, who originally posted a photo of a bun in the oven on Instagram, later wrote on her website.

After proudly debuting her baby belly while supporting Dorsey at an event, Rivera gave her followers a better look at her bump — in a bikini! “Baby moon,” she captioned the beach snapshot.

“I will never forget the moment Ryan felt the baby kick for the first time. It truly was one of those precious memories I will have forever,” Rivera wrote in her PEOPLE.com blog.

And in August, the mom-to-be was showered with love during a Love You Forever-themed celebration before rejoicing in the arrival of her third trimester.

“When I reached the final leg of my pregnancy, I was ecstatic. I could see the finish line and it felt so good,” Rivera, who designed a neutral nursery for her new addition, wrote in her final blog before welcoming her baby.

“Sure, my back was on fire and I was tipping the scales at numbers I didn’t think I could ever reach, but who cares?! WE’RE ALMOST DONE!”

Gifts from my guys @dorseyryan ❤️❤️

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RELATED: Naya Rivera’s PEOPLE.com Blog Series

— Anya Leon with reporting by Elizabeth Leonard

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DaisyMoon on

Poor kid.

DDW on

I don’t dislike Josey, but Josey Dorsey? A little too rhyme-time to like. Hollis would have made the better first name.

Cyndi on

Josey Dorsey. Gawd these people are so stupid.

Texas Gal on

I’m wondering if the name is pronounced Jo-Say or is it truly pronounced to rhyme with Rosie? Either way….. EHHH! Wouldn’t have been my choice especially since this last name is Dorsey.

guest on

The great thing about this is – it’s not your kid’s name. If you don’t like it, don’t use it. It’s rather rude to critique someone else’s name choice for their child. It’s not like they named him Shoestring or Bookcase.

Sandy on

It’s actually not rude to criticize a name choice, sorry. They didn’t choose to name themselves Josey Dorsey. They named someone else that. Who will one day be in 5th grade wondering WTF his parents were thinking. It’s not too late to change it. That one is bad. Think ahead people! Not a baby forever.

Sandy on

Also, my sister had a baby boy and named him Penlee. Yep double e for a boy. I wanted to punch her in the face. My phone tries to autocorrect the spelling of Penlee, as it’s not an actual name. I told her, you will regret this. And if you don’t, he will. He’ll be correcting people and spelling it properly for people his whole life. This is the height of rudeness.

cyclone on

JoSEY DorSEY?! I know Naya’s family is big with naming with a “Y” so I wonder if the name is actually pronounced as “Jose” and just spelled with a “Y”.

MW on

@DDW – I agree, kinda has a “Julia Gulia” vibe.

Callie on


MW on

@Callie – Julia Gulia! Obviously you haven’t seen The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler.

Pnut on

Josey Grossy! Josey Grossy!! Josey Grossy! Josey Grossy!! Josey Grossy! Josey Grossy!!

Jess on


KL on

Josey for a boy? Its cute but for a girl would be super cute!!!

Anonymous on

I wonder how long this marriage will
last? She’s ruined her looks w plastic surgery.

kmcm on

Good for her. But that necklace looks like something you special order from Claire’s at the mall.

Pam on

He was born on my birthday! Yay! Congrats!

Anonymous on

Could be pronounced Jose which is nice.

Sara on

Her son shares a birthday with mine!

IToldYouSo on

OMG! @Pnut!! Laughing so hard I’m crying!!! This is the worst baby name ever but you made it funny! One of my favorite movies. Thx.

Bmoremommy on

I barely recognized her because she removed that big mole she had on her chin and she had darker skin. I was a fan pre mole removal. Congrats to them on their son

mamaofthree on

I missed this earlier, but really? I know two kids named Josie and two kids named Hollis…..and all four are girls.

Jessy on

Poor kid.