Naomi Watts Shares Sweet Birthday Message to Son Sasha

07/25/2016 at 08:30 PM ET

Naomi Watts is celebrating her son.

The mother of two took to Instagram on Monday, wishing her elder son Alexander Pete — whom she calls Sasha — a happy birthday.

“Happy birthday to our first little miracle. Sweet Sasha is adventurous, loving and kind. A powerful beam of light in our family. Feel so blessed to watch him grow,” Watts, 47, captioned a photo of the two.

In the snap, the British-born Australian actress and her son cuddle, as he rocks a crown and gold necklaces that say happy birthday.

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The 9-year-old is Watts’ first child with longtime partner Liev Schreiber. They’re also parents to 7-year-old Samuel Kai.

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The pair welcomed Alexander in 2007 after two years of dating, and named him Alexander in honor of Schreiber’s grandfather, choosing the middle name Pete as a nod to Watts’ father.

“It’s total euphoria. I love being a mum,” Watts said about motherhood in 2008. “I always knew I would. All the clichés are true. I spend my days making a number of bizarre noises and bizarre faces.”

Naja Rayne 

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Jmeow on

She isn’t British she is Australian. Do your job

J on

He looks like his dad. Happy Birthday Sasha!

ray on

hey jmeow! naomi watts was born September 28, 1968, Shoreham, United Kingdom

benice on

Actually, she is British.

Vas on

She grew up in Australia

Guest on

They certainly made a beautiful kid there.

Guest on

He looks like Anne Heche!

Anonymous on

Jmeow: Naomi was born in England and moved to Australia when she was 14.

stinky on

Jmeow: Naomi was born in England, and moved to Australia when she was 14.

Lorine Niedecker on

Happy B’day Shasha…she looks amazing. Shasha is a very nice name I must say. I have never heard this name before not even on my favorite babynology!

Ethnic Lifestyle on

Woah! Like Father like son. But maybe a bit of Naomi too.. happy birthday boy!

Anonymous on

They don’t say she’s British. They say the British-born Australian actress.

anissa on

Agree she was an Australian actress before moving to the US.

Just Being Nosy on

Not that it matters, because she can call him whatever she wants, I was just curious if anyone knows why they call him Shasha. (This is sheer curiosity, not an, “Omg, why not just call him by this first name” post.. just want to put that out there before that *one person* takes it wrong and virtually bites my head off)

Just Being Nosy on

Spelled Sasha wrong… oops.

Just Being Nosy on

Does anyone know why she calls him Sasha? Just curious.

Brooke on

In Russia & Eastern Europe, Sasha is the diminutive for Alexander or Alexandra.

Jessica Lange & Mikhail Baryshnikov have a daughter, Alexandra who also goes by Sasha.

xaxuyon on

when i looked at the figure of 8757 d .Than I have no other choice but to accept , what i saw .wr. They have been doing this for a year and get ride of their debts.. Yesterday they purchased new Aston Martin ..
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Just Being Nosy on

@Brooke
Thank you!

Olans on

love his name, happy birthday.

Linda on

Belated Happy Birthday Sasha.
I love this name. I found great stuff of Sasha name on Babynamescube directory.