Aaron Paul Announces Birth of Baby Boy, Reveals 'Best Friend' Bryan Cranston Is the Godfather

Aaron Paul and wife Lauren, who are already parents to 4-year-old daughter Story, recently welcomed their second child together, son Ryden

Aaron Paul is officially a dad of two!

During his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, the actor, 42, announced that he and wife Lauren recently welcomed their second baby together, a son named Ryden.

"His name is Ryden and I love him," Paul tells host Jimmy Fallon, before adding that he's "exhausted."

Fallon then showed the audience the first photos of the adorable newborn as Paul gushes over his baby and adds "he's the best."

As for the couple's 4-year-old daughter Story Annabelle, the Breaking Bad star says the little girl is "madly in love" with her baby brother.

"[She] can't squeeze him enough. Like, lays on top of him, suffocates him," he adds with a laugh. "It's her doll."

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Paul also revealed that his Breaking Bad costar Bryan Cranston, 66, has not only met the infant but also has a special relationship with baby Ryden.

"I asked Bryan on his birthday if he would be our baby's godfather," Paul shares, before teasing that Cranston initially turned down the offer.

"No, he's very excited, very honored," Paul continues. "I love the man to death. He's one of my best friends in the world, and, so yeah, it was just a no-brainer."

On Instagram Wednesday, both Paul and Lauren shared the full name of their son: Ryder Casipan Paul.

Actor Aaron Paul and actor Bryan Cranston arrive at Tao Beach Dayclub opening at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas on April 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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"My little man. Ryden Caspian Paul. So happy you are out in this world you beautiful boy you. I promise to make you proud little guy. We have been absorbing this baby boy for the last month and feel it's time to finally share the news of his arrival. We love you endlessly," Paul wrote on his page.

Added Lauren in her post, "We've spent the last month getting acquainted with this little guy and we couldn't be more in love. Born on a full moon, he has such a gentle and knowing spirit. I'm so deeply thankful that he chose us to be a part of his journey. Name inspired by our favorite artist, @markryden."

Paul and his wife first announced their exciting pregnancy news to Instagram in December alongside a photo of Story touching her mom's baby bump. In the sweet snap, Lauren looks down at her little girl with a smile as she reveals her bump under a sweatshirt.

"We can't wait to meet you baby! We love you so much already. ♥️🐣," Lauren wrote, while Paul shared on his page, "Love you so much already little one. Can't wait to meet you number 2.❤️👶🏻"

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