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OTRC: Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie welcome first child, a son

Former Disney star Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie have welcomed their first child, a son named Luca Cruz Comrie, the actress announced on March 22, 2012. The baby was born on March 20 and weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces. Duff, 24, and Comrie, 31, began dating in 2007 and were married in August 2010 in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Pictured: Hilary Duff, right, and Mike Comrie arrive at an Evening of 'Southern Style' presented by The St. Bernard Project and the Spears Family in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, May 11, 2011.) (Matt Sayles)

Former Disney star Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie have welcomed their first child, a son named Luca Cruz Comrie, the actress announced.

"Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy," Duff announced on her official website on March 22. "We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world. He is surrounded by so much love!! Mom and baby are both doing extremely well."

The 24-year-old "Lizzie McGuire" actress titled the post, "Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie." Duff and Comrie, a 31-year-old former NHL player, began dating in 2007 and got married on August 14, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California.

Duff announced the gender of her child during her appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in October. "It's a boy! I had a feeling it was a boy the whole time," she told DeGeneres.

The actress recently celebrated with a star-studded baby shower, thrown by her sister Haylie Duff and their mom.

Duff recently dished to OnTheRedCarpet.com correspondent Rachel Smith about her unusual pregnancy cravings.

"I want spicy food all the time. And that's like, a no no for pregnant women, right? The other thing is chocolate milk. But not together," Duff said at the Beauty Book for Cancer event on November 14. "I haven't had any weird concoctions yet but I also really like chocolate milk."

Comrie announced his retirement from the NHL on February 13, after his third hip surgery in five years. The Canadian athlete played for Edmonton, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Ottawa, the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh during his career.

Duff is best known for her role as the lead character on the Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire." She had a recurring role on "Gossip Girl" in 2009 and also guest starred on "Community" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The actress is also a best-selling author. Her second novel, "Devoted," was released last October.

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