The Skating with Celebrities champs welcome a son, Magnus

By Lorenzo Benet
Updated February 16, 2007 06:20 PM

Skating with Celebrities champions Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler welcomed a son on Friday, their publicist Cheryl J. Kagan tells PEOPLE.

Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler was born at 1:36 p.m. in Los Angeles and weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. This is Swanson’s first child and Eisler’s third. He has two children from a previous marriage.

“We are absolutely ecstatic at the arrival of our first child. Magnus is a wonderful little boy,” Swanson said through her rep.

Swanson, 37, an actress best known for her role in the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Eisler, 43, a former Olympic figure skater, met last year while filming the FOX reality competition.

“I love being a father and there is nothing that can replace that little smile from your baby knowing that you have made that happen,” Eisler said in a statement.

The couple, who live together in Los Angeles, began dating in December, 2005. They announced they were expecting last August.

Their romance created a scandal in the skating community. At the time, Eisler was married and his wife was pregnant with their second child. The couple split in November 2005 and are now divorced.

Swanson and Eisler plan to wed, but have not yet set a date.