Josh Lucas has welcomed his first son, Noah Rev.

The 'Sweet Home Alabama' actor and his writer wife, Jessica, have become parents for the first time after welcoming baby Noah Rev Mauer - who weighed a healthy 9 pounds, 4 ounces - last Friday (29.06.12).

The couple wed in a discreet ceremony in New York's Conservatory Garden in March 2012, and confirmed that they were expecting a baby a few days later.

The 41-year-old actor - who has been romantically linked to actresses Salma Hayek and Rachel McAdams in the past - recently confessed he didn't know what to expect about becoming a father.

Josh said: ''I've heard that one of the things that does happen being a parent is that you are emotional in ways that are surprising and that feelings happen inside of you that you have never understood or known - and I must say already the experience of being pregnant, that's been true.

''We're still a few months away but everyone always says that you never know what it is until you experience it and so far that's absolutely true.''