Julia Stiles Gives Birth, Welcomes First Child With Preston J. Cook

It’s time to celebrate! Julia Stiles has welcomed her first child with her fiancé, Preston J. Cook, Us Weekly can confirm.

Julia Stiles and Preston J. Cook attend the 70th British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England.
Julia Stiles and Preston J. Cook attend the 70th British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Images/Getty Images

The new mom confirmed her baby’s arrival in a Facebook post on Tuesday, November 21, sharing a pic of the newborn’s hand and writing, “Strummer Newcomb Cook, born October 20, 2017. Thanks and ever thanks to the extraordinary Doctors, Nurses and staff at Mount Sinai for helping bring this utter joy into our lives. ❤️✨ “Hello, World!”

The actress’ rep confirmed to Us Weekly in June that the 10 Things I Hate About You actress, 36, was expecting their first bundle of joy. The star debuted her baby bump that same month when she stopped by Magic FM’s Nick Snaith in London wearing a black fitted dress.

Stiles also put her growing belling on display in an August 1 Instagram post.

“Alright, I couldn’t resist,” the actress captioned the pic of herself in a fitted black dress by Tiffany Rose.

Alright, I couldn't resist.

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Stiles and Cook, who got engaged on Christmas Eve 2015, met on the set of 2015’s Go With Me, where Cook worked as a camera assistant.

“Best Christmas Ever!” Stiles captioned an Instagram snap at the time, showing off her stunning diamond engagement ring.

Best Christmas Ever! 💖

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The Bourne Supremacy star recalled the the proposal during an appearance on Live With Kelly in July 2016.

“We had had a conversation waiting for an elevator one day, where he was randomly like, out of nowhere, ‘With jewelry, you don’t really wear silver or platinum. You’re more into gold,’” she told Kelly Ripa at the time. “And then I went, ‘What is up with this conversation?’”

In an interview with the Today Show in June, the Save the Last Dance star gushed over her love, explaining why Cook was the right guy for her.

“He’s just a really good man,” Stiles told Hoda Kotb.”It’s a gut feeling, I guess. But the more we spend time together, the more that’s confirmed. He’s just really caring and attentive and a solid dude.”

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