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Josh Duhamel, 51, welcomes first baby wife wife Audra Mari, 30, and shares unusual name-Rachael O'Connor-Entertainment – Metro

Their son was born in January.

Josh Duhamel, 51, welcomes first baby wife wife Audra Mari, 30, and shares unusual name-Rachael O'Connor-Entertainment – Metro

Josh Duhamel and Audra Mari have welcomed their first child (Picture: Getty)

Josh Duhamel has welcomed his first child with wife Audra Mari.

The US actor, 51, married former Miss World contestant Audra, 30, in an intimate ceremony in North Dakota in 2022, after his divorce from Black Eyed Peas star Fergie.

Last year the couple announced they were expecting their first child together, as Audra shared the news with a sweet post and ultrasound snaps on Instagram.

Josh is also dad to an older son, Axl, now 10, with his ex wife.

Now the couple have announced the arrival of their baby with another post – this one a joint post from the new mum and dad.

Attaching a black-and-white photograph of their newborn’s feet, they revealed they had welcomed a son, born on January 11.

The couple announced last year that they were expecting (Picture: Getty)

They also revealed his name, writing with a white heart: ‘Shepherd Lawrence Duhamel.’

Audra also took to her Instagram Stories, sharing a close-up photo of her son’s hands, writing excitedly: ‘He’s here.’

It looks like the new parents plan to keep their son out of the spotlight, as another photo of the baby, this time in colour, also featured his legs and feet covered in knitted booties, but did not show his face.

The couple shared their pregnancy announcement and the arrival of their son on Instagram (Picture: Instagram / Audra Duhamel)

Josh shares an older son, 10-year-old Axl, with his first wife Fergie, 48.

He wed the Meet Me Halfway singer in 2009, however the pair split in 2017 with the divorce being finalised in 2019.

Josh began dating Audra in late 2019, with Fergie among the couple’s biggest fans, showing the pair have a good relationship as they continue to co-parent their son.

The London Bridge singer was quick to share well wishes with the couple when they announced their baby news.

‘I am truly happy for you guys🥰🥰,’ she wrote before adding: ‘Axl can’t wait to be a big brother.’

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