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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Chris and Dawn are just over the Moone with birth of baby son Art

Chris O'Dowd and his wife, Dawn O'Porter and the tweet they sent out
Chris O'Dowd and his wife, Dawn O'Porter and the tweet they sent out
AMBITIOUS: Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter
Chris O'Dowd announces arrival of baby It's a boy! @hotpatooties & I would like to introduce Art O'Porter, our gorgeous baby. Well,I'm pretty sure he's ours

Chris O’Dowd announced the birth of his first child with a humorous ‘mash-up’ photo of a bearded baby on his Twitter page last night.

A baby son was born to the Irish comedian and his wife Dawn O’Porter eight days ago on Sunday, January 25.

The funnyman confirmed the happy news with a photograph of a baby with his mother’s hairstyle and his father’s beard.

O’Dowd tweeted that he and Dawn “would like to introduce Art, our gorgeous baby”.

He added a quip: “Well, I’m pretty sure he’s ours.”

HUMOUR

The proud mum put out her own tweet, declaring: “Thanks all. He is one week old today. It’s been a beautiful week.”

The writer also displayed some playful humour when she added: “I think we’ll definitely keep him.”

The 35-year-old Irishman wed O’Porter (36) in the summer of 2012.

The ‘Bridesmaids’ star met Dawn through mutual friends at her 30th birthday party and wed the brunette beauty in a low-key ceremony in June 2012, when she decided to change her surname to O’Porter to acknowledge their nuptials formally.

Dawn previously revealed she would be giving birth to their first child in Los Angeles because it is where they currently live, despite neither of them being from America.

“We’re having our baby in America definitely, but I don’t know where we’re going to be living in five years,” she said.

“It’s nice that we travel all the time and we love living in LA. That’s totally home. But London or Ireland is also another opportunity.”

Chris announced his wife’s pregnancy while taking part in an ice-bucket challenge last August. After he was showered with a bucket of water, he nominated his unborn baby. Dawn responded by pouring water on her stomach.

The Irishman achieved international movie fame for his role as a hapless cop in Bridesmaids, having already become a celebrity in the UK with his role in the television series The IT Crowd.

His first children’s book, Moone Boy: The Blunder Years, is based on the popular TV series shot in Ireland.

O’Dowd starred in the Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men, directed by Anna D. Shapiro and co-starring James Franco and Leighton Meester.

He was nominated for a Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. He also narrated for the 2014 RTE documentary Man on Bridge.

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