Jackson Rathbone & Girlfriend Welcome Son

Jackson Rathbone arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on June 3, 2012 Jackson Rathbone arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on June 3, 2012

Jackson Rathbone is a dad!

The “Twilight” star and his girlfriend, Sheila Hafsadi, welcomed a baby boy on Thursday, according to People.

Weighing in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces, the baby has been named Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, the mag reports.

Back in February, the 27-year-old actor told Access Hollywood he couldn’t wait to become a dad.

“It’s kind of the greatest, most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me in my life, so I’m very excited,” he said at the time.

The actor also admitted he was turning to his own parents for tips on fatherhood.

“I’ve got amazing parents to learn from,” he said with a smile. “I’ve been on the phone with them every day since [we got the pregnancy news].”

--Erin O’Sullivan

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