"We're overjoyed," Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song said of the arrival of their first baby

By Karen Mizoguchi
April 12, 2021 12:39 PM
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Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are parents!

The couple welcomed their first child, son Dakota Song Culkin, on Monday, April 5, at 1:10 p.m. in Los Angeles, weighing 6 lbs., 14 oz., PEOPLE confirms. Culkin, 40, and Song, 33, named their newborn after the actor's late sister Dakota.

Dakota died at age 29 after being accidentally struck by a car on December 9, 2008, in Los Angeles.

"We're overjoyed," Culkin and Song said in a brief statement about the arrival of their first child.

Esquire was the first to report the baby news.

Culkin and Song met on the set of Changeland in Thailand and were first romantically linked when they were spotted out in July 2017.

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In 2018, Culkin spoke about his intentions of starting a family with Song during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, saying, at the time, that he wanted to "make some babies."

"This one's a good one, so I'm probably going to put some babies in her in a little bit," he said, laughing. "I mean, we've definitely been practicing."

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"I'm going to have some pretty babies. She's Asian, so I'm gonna have tiny little Asian babies. It's going to be adorable — a bunch of Sean Lennons running around the house, that's what I'm looking for," he added, referring to the son of Beatles member John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Culkin has recently been spotted filming the upcoming American Horror Story season 10 with costars Leslie Grossman, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock.