Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten Welcome Son Monte

08/29/2016 at 10:10 AM ET

Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten pregnant
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It’s another Game of Thrones baby!

Carice van Houten, who plays Melisandre on the hit HBO series, has welcomed her first child with her partner, Australian actor Guy Pearce, they announced on social media Monday. Son Monte arrived last week in Amsterdam, van Houten’s rep tells PEOPLE.

“A cute little package arrived and told us his name’s Monte Pearce, Pearce, 48, wrote, tagging van Houten, 39, who responded in kind with emojis. “We think we’re gonna keep him. Placenta smoothie anyone?”

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PEOPLE exclusively confirmed the news that the couple were expecting in March. The couple also took to Twitter to make “shadow baby” jokes, as well as to celebrate the birth of their son.

Houten also tweeted a baby-bump selfie in July, captioning it, “Almost don’t fit the mirror anymore” and tagging Pearce.

Aside from her high-profile GoT role, Houten is also a singer. Earlier this year, she starred in the sports biopic Race alongside Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons.

Emmy winner and philanthropist Pearce has starred in films such as MementoThe King’s Speech and The Hurt Locker, as well as appearing in this summer’s Genius as F. Scott FitzgeraldHe’s also a musician, who released a 2014 album titled Broken Bones.

Jen Juneau with reporting by Sarah Michaud

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Lydia on

Congrats to the both of them. I guess Guy Pearce really took to the name Monte, considering he played Monty Beragon in the, “Mildred Pierce” mini series.

Anonymous on

Congrats! Monte seems appropriate to me, I first heard of Pearce when he was in The Count of Monte Cristo!

Mya on

Congrats to them she’s beautiful I wish them lots of blessing

jayne on

Congratulations, Guy is a fine actor and I’m sure he will be an incredible dad…love to the family xxxx

nanette on

Congratulations Carice and Pearce!

Lyl on

Monte? that is like naming a child Nutella. Monte is the yogurt´s name. but ok.