The former Hart of Dixie and Friday Night Lights star, 35, and his casting director wife welcomed their first child – son McCoy Lee Porter – on Saturday, May 23, he announced via social media.
“McCoy Lee Porter,” the actor captioned an image of his newborn on Instagram. “Born 5/23/15 4:16PM 8 lbs, 5 oz. | 20.5 inches 32cm Cranium. #ReadyForMyCloseUp
The actor, 35, live-Tweeted his wife’s labor and delivery beginning Friday. “And … it’s go time,” he Tweeted, followed by, “30 hours in. My wife is a gladiator in the ring! I am astounded by her fight. A long road to go, no meds at all. Prayers for strength!”
And on late Saturday night, he announced: “After a 44-hour odyssey, #HousePorter has a new heir! Mommy and baby boy are both healthy and resting! Thank you all for the positive light!”
The couple – who were wed in April 2013 – announced their pregnancy in February.
Twisted actress Denise Richards hit the Beverly Glen Market with her older daughters – Sam, 11, and Lola, nearly 10 – in Beverly Glen, Calif. on Saturday (May 23). The trio were seen picking up some party supplies.
The actress, 44, is also mom to daughter Eloise, 3, whom she adopted on her own.
On Mother’s Day, the single mom Instagrammed a throwback photo with her late mother and younger daughters.
“Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Not a day goes by that I don’t think of u…thank u for watching over us. We love you!,” she captioned the precious family photo.
The mom-of-three is currently filming the family movie, Christmas Switch, costarring William Baldwin, Tom Arnold, and Jennifer Grant.
The film tells the story of a widowed father and his son who receive a mysterious package in the mail. When the boy makes a wish that his father could understand his life, they magically switch bodies and live each others’ lives.
The Gossip Girl alum, 46, has been granted sole legal and physical custody of her two children – son Hermés, 8, and daughter Helena, nearly 6 – temporarily, PEOPLE reports. A California judge ordered her kids back to the United States from France, where they had been living with father Daniel Giersch since 2012.
According to a court order filed Friday, the children will be sent to Los Angeles, and their mother will keep their passports.
Earlier on Friday, Rutherford said that Giersch would not allow her see their kids after arriving in France for her latest trip Thursday. As well, she claimed that the German businessman won’t let her be with them unless she turned over their U.S. passports.
Meanwhile, Giersch’s attorney said he was asking Rutherford to give the passports to a third party.
But Rutherford claimed Giersch asked her to give them to another one of his attorneys, whom is someone she does not know and has not been approved by the court.
The actress has been fighting their parenting plan since 2012, when a California judge ruled that since Giersch’s U.S. visa had been revoked, the children would live with him in Monaco and Rutherford would fly out to visit – even though they technically shared joint custody.
Giersch was court-ordered to reapply for a visa, but he never did.
“I told my son, ‘Mommy is still fighting for you,’” Rutherford said. “My children, not only were they taken away, but they were sent to a foreign country. I don’t even know how you explain to someone what it feels like.”
“I’ve always wanted my kids to have a relationship with him, and I’ve really only encouraged that all along. When I went into court, I never asked for money, and I never asked for full custody,” she said. “I just wanted what was right for them and their well-being moving forward. And what happened over the next six years was the most surreal, bizarre, unimaginable thing.”