Awkward's Nikki DeLoach Gives Birth to Baby Boy Hudson

Celebrity Moms Oct. 22, 2013 AT 1:20PM
Awkward. actress Nikki DeLoach
Awkward. actress Nikki DeLoach welcomed a baby boy, William Hudson Goodell, with husband Ryan Goodell on Oct. 22, her rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Awkward, Nikki DeLoach is a mom now! The 34-year-old Awkward. actress welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with husband Ryan Goodell on Tuesday, Oct. 22, her rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.

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The MTV star and entertainment lawyer, married since September 2009, named their son William Hudson Goodell, but he will go by the name Hudson. He was born at 3:19 a.m. in Los Angeles and weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces and is 21 inches long. "Mom and baby are doing well," the rep said in a statement to Us, "and the new parents are overjoyed at the arrival of their first child.

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Coincidentally, little William made his entrance into the world the same day as the third mid-season premiere of his mom's series, Awkward. On the show, DeLoach plays Lacey Hamilton, the young mother of Ashley Rickards' Jennna Hamilton. In a recent interview with MTV, the pregnant star explained, "Moving forward, having a kid is only going to enhance all of my acting in all types of ways because I'll be feeling things I've never felt before."

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DeLoach also shared what she was looking forward to about becoming a mother. "I know that this is going to change my life, and change my heart forever -- it already has," she said. "Your love grows bigger and bigger, and I didn't even realize I had the capacity to love something so much. I can only imagine how much bigger that's going to get when I see his little face."

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