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Brandon Routh, left, and Courtney Ford arrive at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles. - Provided courtesy of AP / Matt Sayles

Brandon Routh and wife Courtney Ford welcome first child

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08/11/2012 by Olivia Allin

"Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh and his wife, "Parenthood" actress Courtney Ford welcomed their first child, a son, the actor's rep confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com on August 11.

The baby boy, Leo James Routh, weighed 8 lbs. and measured 20 1/2 inches. The pair confirmed they were expecting in March.

"We're in awe," the couple told People magazine. "we can't take our eyes off him!"

The pair met in 2003 when Routh was working as a bartender at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. They got married in November 2007.

Following his big break portraying Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego in "Superman Returns," the 32-year-old actor appeared in films like "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," "Unthinkable" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." He also appeared in several episodes of "Chuck" and will next appear in the new CBS series "Partners," which is set to premiere on September 24.

"It's been so hard keeping the news to ourselves," Routh told People magazine in March, when announcing the news. "Everyone on set keeps asking, 'Do you have kids?' and I've had to say, 'Well... not yet!' It's the truth. The baby hasn't been born yet!"

Ford, 34, also had trouble keeping the news to herself while filming a six episode arc on NBC's "Parenthood."

"It started getting difficult to hide what was happening," Ford told People. "Flu and food poisoning excuses only work for so long, and by the last episode I could no longer button my pants! I just tried to joke that I had a big lunch!"

Ford is known for her roles on "Dexter" and "True Blood," where she portrayed Portia Bellefleur. The actress also appeared in films like "Alien Raiders" and "The Good Doctor."

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