Hilary Duff and her hockey player husband Mike Comrie have welcomed their first child. Duff, 24, shared the happy news on her Twitter page on Thursday (March 22, 2012), telling followers, "Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie! Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy".
After receiving a wave of congratulatory messages from fans and fellow celebrities, Duff added, "We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world", adding, "He is surrounded by so much love!! Mom and baby are both doing extremely well". Luca Cruz is the first child for the couple, who married in August 2010. A year later, Duff announced she was expecting. The actress and singer isn't the first celebrity to opt for the name 'Luca' - Jennifer Garth and Peter Facinelli, who recently announced their split, named their baby-girl Luca in 1997. In 2001, Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth named his son Luca too.
Though a best-selling artist and high profile actress, Duff has also launched her own fashion range 'Stuff by Hilary Duff', as well as a range named Femme for Dkny Jeans. Her other business ventures include writing a series of young adult novels including Elixir (2010) and Devoted (2011).