January 16, 2014 01:00 PM

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Welcome to fatherhood, Devon Sawa.

The Nikita star and wife Dawni welcomed their first child on Thursday, Jan. 9, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Son Hudson is “8 lbs., 1 oz. of pure love,” Sawa tells PEOPLE in a statement.

The actor, 35, hinted at the happy news last Saturday, Tweeting, “The most amazing week ever,” although he and his wife, a producer on The Bachelor Canada, kept details to themselves until today.

“I love him. He’s my little pride and joy,” Sawa added Thursday.

Known for earlier turns in Final DestinationNow and Then and Casper, Sawa fans are hopeful the actor will reprise his role as Sean for the upcoming SLC Punk! sequel.

The most amazing week ever.

— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) January 11, 2014

Courtesy Devon Sawa

I love him. He’s my little pride and joy.

— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) January 16, 2014

— Sarah Michaud

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