Tatyana Ali Welcomes Son Edward Aszard
It’s a Fresh Prince for Tatyana Ali!
The actress and singer gave birth to her first child, son Edward Aszard Rasberry, on Friday, Sept. 16, at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Edward is the first child for Ali, 37, and her husband, Dr. Vaughn Rasberry.
“Becoming a mother has opened my heart to a bottomless depth of feeling,” Ali tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Through our son, I see the world with new eyes. We’ve completely fallen in love.”
Of her newborn’s moniker, Ali says, “Edward and Asgard are family names. He’s named after his grandfather and great grandfather.”
The couple were married in an intimate Beverly Hills ceremony on July 17.
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Rasberry and Ali, who have been together about two years, announced their engagement and pregnancy news in March.
“We’re reading the books, imagining, dreaming out loud,” the actress told PEOPLE in April. “A lot of just wondering who this person is going to be, who this person is, and you don’t really know until they’re here. We’re ready for the adventure!”
Ali has also blogged for PEOPLE throughout the later stages of her pregnancy — first by sharing why she wanted to keep her first child’s sex a mystery until her delivery day.
“Friends and family have so much to say about our choice, but we wouldn’t have it any other way,” she wrote in May. “It is so much fun to have people guessing and betting when they are around us.”
Ali has also been generous about the details of the journey she and Rasberry have been on during her first pregnancy — including her newfound sense of superhero-mom intuition.
“It’s so overwhelming, the responsibility, the transformation, preparing for childbirth,” she wrote in June. “How would my life change?
“I can actually feel my superhuman gene switching on,” she added. “Senses heightened, split awareness, nesting in full effect, achieving bra sizes and levels of organization I have never reached before, a drive to put the needs of my child before myself??!! This is just the beginning!”
E! News was first to announce the birth.
— Jen Juneau with reporting by Sarah Michaud