Josh Lucas and wife welcome baby boy

Tuesday July 3, 2012

Josh Lucas has welcomed a baby boy with his wife Jessica.

The 41-year-old actor - who has starred in J Edgar, The Lincoln Lawyer and Sweet Home Alabama - is now dad to son Noah Rev Maurer, reported People.

The couple's first child, who was born on June 29 in New York City, weighed in at 9lbs, 4oz.

Josh and writer Jessica, who met during an eco-retreat in California, quietly married at New York City's Conservatory Garden in March, and later confirmed that they were also celebrating pending parenthood.

Josh - who next stars in the big-screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel Big Sur with Kate Bosworth - talked about his engagement in January on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and joked that a near-death experience prompted him to pop the question.

"Six feet above me, I see the very slight glint of the eyes of a huge [mountain lion] and I literally proceed to do what I had just read in the instructions. I started screaming and yelling and literally being as crazy as I could be, it padded off and just slowly went away and I worked my way into the trailer and I got in and I decided at that moment that this woman was the woman for me," he recalled.

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