Alexis Bledel Is a Mom! Gilmore Girls Star and Husband Vincent Kartheiser Welcomed Son Months Ago

05/18/2016 at 07:15 PM ET

SAG Awards 2016 Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel
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The maternity pants are making their way around this circle: Alexis Bledel is a mom.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star and her husband, actor Vincent Kartheiser, welcomed their first child– a baby boy! — last fall, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. No further details are being released.

News broke when Bledel’s Gilmore Girls costar Scott Patterson spilled the beans during a recent interview with Glamour magazine.

“She’s really blossomed as a woman and now she’s a proud new mother and married and happy,” Patterson told the magazine of his joy in being reunited with Bledel for their upcoming Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix. “She’s just the most likable, intelligent person and adorable human being. She hasn’t changed at all. She looks the same. We’re comparing notes because my son [born July 2014] is about a year and a half older than her young son. I’m showing her photos and videos and what to expect. We’re just really enjoying each other’s company.”

Bledel, 34, and Kartheiser, 37, first met on the set of Mad Men, and went public with their romance at a press event in October 2012.

The couple kept their relationship mostly out of the spotlight after their March 2013 engagement and managed to secretly wed during a quiet ceremony in California in June 2014. They made their first public appearance since 2013 at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January.

Although the star of the soon-to-return Gilmore Girls is new to motherhood, she’s in good company: Her Sisterhood costar Blake Lively welcomed daughter James in December 2014 and is currently expecting her second child.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Kara Warner

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Vamanos on

I’m sure he’s adorable. I love when celebs slip one past the paparazzi 😉

nelle on

I remember reading that she was expecting a baby earlier last year, but they never annouced a birth so I thought maybe something happened, but thankly they are just private people who had a healthy baby and did not feel the need to annouce it to Hollywierd. Congrats!

Jane on

I also thought I read online that she was expecting last year…on the other hand, I don’t think of them as being a-listers celebrities.

Christian on

This child will have the bluest eyes imaginable.

guest on

Gorgeous couple! Goes to show if you are a celebrity, you CAN have privacy if you choose.

Anonymous on

The baby has blue eyes I expect

Isabel on

Given how private they seem to be, I’m sure they were thrilled to be able to keep this quiet for as long as they did. Congrats to them!

Rachel on

And that’s how it’s done…I love when celebrities or at least that rare celebrity manages to keep their private life PRIVATE!

Congratulations to the happy couple

LadyRed on

This explains it! Last year, there were rumors of her pregnancy but I don’t think she ever officially confirmed it. In addition, I’ve seen photos of the upcoming GG revival. She did not look pregnant in those pictures or as if they were trying to cover up a baby bump. I honestly had come to the conclusion that the rumor is false. In any case, congrats to her!

Anonymous on

Wasn’t he the guy who was NEVER going to have children because of their impact on the environment…..

guest on

Congrats to them but I think it was so easy to keep it private is because Alexis Bledel is not an A-list celeb. Let’s be honest. If she was high profile and being followed by paps there is no way it could be kept under wraps. All the “celebs” that are able to keep it low key can for a reason.

Carol on

I think some people are confusing the words celeb with successful actress like one equals the other! Alexis Bledel is the star of a very successful show. She obviously doesn’t partake of the whole Hollywood scene, good for her.

SAR on

Congratulations, and good for them for keeping it a secret, like Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes.

Vinny on

Loved her on Gilmore Girls. Congratulations.

Anonymous on

not so good a little less talk about everything eles more talk about baby