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Updated November 21, 2008 01:50 AM
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Pete Wentz and wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz have welcomed their first child, a baby boy. Bronx Mowgli Wentz arrived on the evening of Thursday, November 20th in Los Angeles, Calif., weighing in at 7 lbs, 11 oz and 20 ½ inches long. In a statement, the couple’s spokesperson shares:

"We’re thrilled. [Bronx] stayed up late the first night, smiling ateveryone who came into the room," Pete’s parents, Pete and Dale Wentz, told PEOPLE. "He already seems to have theindependence and charm of both of his parents."

Ashlee’s parents Joe and Tina Simpson released a statement Friday, saying, "We are happy beyond words and incredibly proud of Ashlee andPete. They are unbelievable parentsalready, and we can’t wait to spend Bronx’s first holidays togetherwith the whole family. We are truly blessed." Aunt Jessica adds, "Bronx is beyond precious. I’m over the moon with joy. Life is a beautiful miracle. Ashlee and Pete are healthy,happy, and enjoying every moment."

After a month of rumors, Pete confirmed the pregnancy in May, saying, "Every woman, no matter who they are or what they do for a living, hasthe right to wait at least three months before sharing this very personalnews. I apologize to anyone who felt misinformed but the truth is, the personand growing baby is who I felt most loyal to protect and defend."

The couple was out and about during the pregnancy, most notably appearing at the MTV VMAs in September. In recent weeks, Pete, 29, and Ashlee, 24, laid low as they awaited their baby’s arrival.

Click here to check out Ashlee’s maternity fashion gallery!

Source: PEOPLE