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Tyler Ritter Welcomes Son Benjamin

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Tyler Ritter is a father!

The actor, 32, and wife, Leila Parma, welcomed their first child — a boy — and shared the happy news Sunday on Instagram. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life. He’s Benjamin Parma Ritter. And we’re feeling good,” Ritter captioned a father-son photo.

Benjamin is the first grandson of the late comedian and actor John Ritter.

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life. He's Benjamin Parma Ritter. And we're feeling good

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Tyler’s brother Jason Ritter, who starred in Girls, tweeted about the joy of becoming an uncle: “I couldn’t be happier today!”

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Tyler and Jason’s mother Nancy, who was married to John from 1977–1996, also happily tweeted: “I’m newly and again in love!”

John Ritter, the Emmy-award winning star who became a household name playing bumbling wannabe-Casanova Jack Tripper on ’70s TV hit Three’s Company, died suddenly from an arterial problem in September 2003.

Tyler has landed roles on NCISNCIS: New Orleans, Young and Hungry, and most recently Arrow.