Billy Corgan Welcomes Son Augustus Juppiter

12/22/2015 at 11:35 AM ET

Billy Corgan welcomes son Augustus Juppiter

How smashing: Musician Billy Corgan is a dad!

The singer-songwriter and Chloe Mendel welcomed their first child, son Augustus Juppiter Corgan, on Monday, Nov. 16, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Mendel managed to keep the pregnancy under wraps and no other details surrounding their baby boy’s birth have been released.

Corgan, 48, who is best known as the founder and frontman of the ’90s alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, is also a poet.

New York City native Mendel, 22, is an artist and the daughters of fashion designers Gilles Mendel and Jenny Mui.

The new dad has had a bit of practice in the parenting field: Corgan has posed with his adopted cats, Sammi and Mr. Thom, in the past while advocating for animal rights.

— Anya Leon

FILED UNDER: Billy Corgan , Births , News

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melissa on

So he’s now got two kids, Augustus AND Chloe. Haha

Pnut on

Cats are not practice for being a parent to a human. Don’t be ridiculous.

Pnut on

He was her age when she was born. How cute! 😬 Their child is the same distance in age from his mother than his mother is from the father…

Lauren on

Yep…owning a cat is pretty much exactly like having a newborn.

What kind of moron writes this dribble? What an embarrassingly stupid thing to say.

Valarie on

Yeah his wife is only 22, he could be his father.

GottaLoveThemTharDuggars! on

Billy Corgan is DEAD? Oh, wait–I read that too fast….

Jamie on

Oh cool, born on my Birthday!

Anonymous on

Um he is 48, she is 22. This is a too large age difference!

Kax on

Love the name! So happy for them.

Yeah on

Been a fan since christmas 1993, perhaps that is the entirety of her life? I am sure he’ll be a good dad, but c’mon, I don’t trust people who don’t smile in any photo. She comes from a privileged place, she will tear him to shreds and I am sure the resulting album will be highly acclaimed, but yeah; her frontal lobe ain’t even solidified yet. I’m sure she tastes fantastic regardless of where you place your tongue, but c’mon…

Zolla on

Now he has two kids to take care for, his son Augustus and Chloe LOL!

Nv on

Congratulations to them.

kristen on

GROSS. This was kept a secret for a reason. He started dating her when she was 20. How young is too young? He has friends with kids older than her. That’s creepy.

russianfootballbeareating on

That baby will have one of the calmest and happiest upbringing you can think of

Jaclyn Namer on

There is no right age to be married or to be able to fall in love. That is your conditioning mind from everything that you were told when you were going up. What is a right age ? What is to old ? you all learn this from movies, computers and tv shows.. Have you ever been able to think of something from within … ??? If Billy feels that his other kind of humans helped him learn to understand parenting, thee that is his way. You are not him and for that, you do not have an opinion to judge (That is his way) I have a pug and she is my daughter! a DAUGHTER that will forever be an infant, never be able to feed herself , I am always going to be helping her till the day god tells me she needs to rest and from her , I think I am goign to be the best mother one day. I know Billy Broother from 30 years ago when he lived in Boca Raton. The are amazing and all of you are just so conditioning that it is a must for you all to add your two pennies in, because that is what you were thought.
Jaclyn Namer (Fort Lauderdale )