54-year-old comedian/actor Tom Arnold has become a father. He and his wife, Ashley Groussman, welcomed a little sprog called Jax Copeland Arnold, on Saturday (April, 6). He weighs 8lbs 12oz and measures 21 inches long.
“We are still in a bit of shock,” the couple in a statement to People magazine. “It has been a long journey and the healthy birth of our son is a miracle.” Arnold hasn’t simply ignored the fact he’s older than your average first-time dad, in fact, he tweeted a little joke about it. “Game Changer: Jax Copeland Arnold. 8lbs 12oz. Looking forward to being a 70 year old Little League Coach,” he posted. Having recently appeared in the film Hit & Run, Arnold is best known for his role in True Lies alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the press, he has been very open about his fertility problems which he discovered while in college. “I’ve tried with other people, but since there is a God we were unable to conceive. Now God said, ‘This is it!’” Arnold told People in January. "We're really happy. I didn't think it was in the cards for me, to be honest, and so I was completely shocked," he said during an appearance on The View. "It's a miracle."
Groussman – a relative unknown in Hollywood before marring Arnold – was a producer on ‘Tom Arnold: That's My Story and I'm Sticking to it’, a comedy special from the new dad.
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