Regis Philbin Is a Grandfather!

The talk-show host announces that daughter J.J. Philbin has welcomed a son

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Regis Philbin had some happy news to share with Kelly Ripa on their talk show Tuesday: He’s a grandpa.

Philbin’s daughter, Hollywood writer J.J. Philbin, and her husband, The Office writer Michael Schur, welcomed a son, William Xavier Schur, on Monday morning after 30 hours of labor. (See video of Regis breaking the news.)

William Xavier was born at 6:05 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz. and measuring 19 inches long.

“To please me, they took my confirmation name – Xavier,” Philbin, 76, told the audience.

Ripa then offered up a nickname: “Willy X.”

Philbin replied: “Willy X. … Sounds like a gangster!”

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