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OTRC: Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo welcome baby boy, Camden John

Vanessa Minnillo talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the entrance to her bachelorette party in Las Vegas in June 2011. / Nick Lachey appears at his bachelor party at Nick Lachey appears at TAO Las Vegas on July 1, 2011. (TAO Las Vegas / twitter.com/taolasvegas)

Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa have welcomed a son named Camden John.

The baby was born on Wednesday evening. This is the couple's first child. They wed in July 2011.

"We are incredibly proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby boy, Camden John Lachey," her spokesperson quoted the couple as saying in a statement, which was obtained by OTRC.com. "He came into this world at 8lbs 9oz and 21 inches. Love has truly been redefined for both of us."

Vanessa is a 31-year-old host of ABC's "Wipeout" and actress, who is also known by her former name Vanessa Minnillo. Nick, 38, rose to fame as a member of the boy band 98 Degrees. He announced Vanessa's pregnancy on the show "LIVE! with Kelly," which he guest-hosted with Kelly Ripa on March 5.

He has co-hosted the program about a dozen times and was seen as one of the contenders to take over for Regis Philbin, who left the show last year. Retired NFL star and TV personality Michael Strahan was picked instead and the program was renamed "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" on September 4, when he made his official debut.

On Tuesday's episode of the show, Ripa and Strahan congratulated Nick and Vanessa on their new arrival.

"They are going to be amazing parents," Ripa said. "They are really good people. So happy for them. And that's going to be one pretty baby. Oh my gosh."

"Yeah, 'cause she's pretty," Strahan joked.

Vanessa is Nick's second wife. He was previously married to singer Jessica Simpson, who starred with him on the reality show "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica." They have no children together. Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson gave birth to their first child, a girl, in May. She recently appeared on the new ABC show Katie" to discuss her post-pregnancy weight loss.

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