August 10, 2012 09:00 PM

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Superman has a son!

Partners star Brandon Routh and actress Courtney Ford welcomed their first child on Friday, Aug. 10, a rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Leo James Routh weighed 8 lbs. and measured 20½ inches.

“We’re in awe … we can’t take our eyes off him!” the proud new parents tell PEOPLE, with Routh adding his wife is a “rockstar.”

After weeks of trying to keep the news under wraps, the couple — who wed in 2007 — confirmed in March that they were expecting. “It’s been so hard keeping the news to ourselves,” Routh, 32, told PEOPLE.

Quipped Ford, 34, who is known for her roles on True Blood and Parenthood, “Flu and food poisoning excuses only work for so long!”

Routh’s new show, Partners, premieres Sept. 24 on CBS.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Lesley Messer

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