Twilight star Jackson Rathbone is now a father. The actor and his girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi welcomed their first child earlier this week.
According to People Magazine, the couple decided to give the baby boy the family name of Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI. (The actor’s real name is Monroe Jackson Rathbone V.)
Rathbone made the announcement on Twitter.
The actor wrote:
“Thank you ALL for the love & support! Sheila & I couldn’t be happier to have such a beautiful, healthy baby boy, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI… Feeling so blessed! What an amazing day! Love and respect, Bone Daddy.”
According to MTV, Jackson and Hafsadi met while the actor was touring with his band 100 Monkeys. Hafsadi, a burlesque dancer, announced that she was pregnant in February.
Rathbone said last month:
“One of the greatest things I could expect to be in life is a father… I’m very excited!”
Rathbone isn’t the only Twilight cast member getting excited about a new baby. His co-star Cam Gigandet recently announced that he was expecting his second child with Dominque Geisendorff.
Thank you ALL for the love & support! Sheila & I couldn’t be happier to have such a beautiful, healthy baby boy, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI
— Jackson Rathbone (@JacksonRathbone) July 6, 2012