Duncan Jones Welcomes Son Stenton David

07/30/2016 at 09:50 AM ET

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Duncan Jones is a dad!

The director took to Twitter on Friday to share that his son with wife Rodene Ronquillo was born on July 10, the six month anniversary of Jones’ father David Bowie‘s death.

“Stenton David Jones. Born July 10th, exactly six months after his granddad made room for him. Love you both so,” Jones, 45, tweeted, alongside a silly cartoon of the newly expanded family.

He also sent a heartfelt message to Ronquillo on Twitter, writing, “All my love and awe to the incredible @rodeneronquillo who made a human being in her belly. Warrior woman & every day, my hero.”

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The pair announced in February that they were expecting their first child together, with Jones once again taking to Twitter to share a cute cartoon and bittersweet message.

“1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad,” he wrote.

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Jones, who is Bowie’s son with first wife Angie Bowie, married Ronquillo in November 2012 after finding a lump in her breast.

“We were a little overwhelmed by the news, cancer & election day so decided to make it a set, ran down to the courthouse and got married!” he tweeted at the time.

— Andrea Park

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Guest on

David would be proud! So nice for his name to be carried on with his grandson!! Happy wishes to the family!!

Peachy on

So happy for him. The circle of life indeed. Bittersweet that David couldn’t be here to see his grandchild be born. But I’m sure he saw from above.

Belinda on

Absolutely lovely!! Congrats and many blessings!!

max on

How lovely! Congrats to the new parents and so wonderful that you’ve honoured your Dad that way. The world calls him a musical genius, but you’ve had a front row seat all along – Granddad. Circle of life, indeed.

Cecile White on

So happy for them. I wish David had gotten to see his grandchild. Rodent is so beautiful.

Stacy on

welcome baby


So happy for you both! Wonderful you honored your dad. I’m sure he is looking down and is so proud.

JessinSeattle on

Love the name. very sweet. ***Hey PEOPLE*** please stop quoting what people say on Twitter and then posting the tweet right after it. It gets very confusing and annoying. I always end up reading the same thing twice. And half the time end up not even finishing the article if there are a lot of quotes.

Xia on

I feel bed his father could not see his grandson.

Mileena on

That’s beautiful! This story made me smile so bright!

QN on

Lovely story. Congratulations!

Pinoy on

Happy that his Filipino wife is now healthy and cancer free.

Jayne on

Such beautiful news…David will live on in some way in his beautiful grandson, love to you all xxxx

Anonymous on

Congrats to the happy couple on their new bundle of joy! I have nothing but respect for Duncan and the man he has grown to become. He will be a great father. Best wishes to the three of them!