Celebrity Parents Alexander Skarsgård Confirms He Welcomed First Baby with Girlfriend Tuva Novotny This is the Big Little Lies alum's first child and Novotny's second By Ingrid Vasquez Ingrid Vasquez Twitter Ingrid Vasquez is a Digital News Writer at PEOPLE. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Journalism. Before joining the team, she worked as an Editor at FanSided and provided work in the celebrity and lifestyle space for brands that include Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, EW, and more. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 21, 2023 12:50 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Alexander Skarsgård is now a father! The Swedish actor, 46, confirmed the big news to Entertainment Tonight while attending Monday's red carpet premiere for season 4 of HBO's award-winning drama Succession. The Cast of Succession: Everything to Know Although Skarsgård hit the star-studded event without his girlfriend Tuva Novotny, 43, he told the outlet when congratulated on the news, "Thank you very much." A representative for Skarsgård did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. The outlet reports that the actor also showcased a stuffed animal he received for the new bundle of joy, expressing, "I got this on the red carpet. Thank you, thank you." Everything to Know About Succession Season 4 Andreas Rentz/Getty ; Samir Hussein/WireImage This is the Big Little Lies alum's first child and Novotny's second. According to Page Six, Novotny shares a 16-year-old daughter named Ella with ex-Nicolai Bjerrum Lersbryggen. The actress first showcased her growing baby bump in April, attending the Swedish Elle Awards. While the couple has remained quiet regarding their relationship, Skarsgård previously shared with PEOPLE that the first thing he looks for in a partner is a sense of humor. "A sense of humor is number one for sure," he explained in 2009. "Being funny and smart is very important." Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. He told Chelsea Handler in 2017 during a sit-down interview that he was excited to become a father one day. "I want to beat my dad. He had eight, so I better get cracking, I guess," he joked after the comedian asked him if he wanted to have children. "My dad is 65 and had a kid four years ago. I was born in the '70s. My dad had in the '70s, the '80s, the '90s, in the 2000s, and in 2010. " He joked that while it was a "madhouse," it "was fun." "It was lots of people and dogs running around," Skarsgård said. "It was a very kind of bohemian household."