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Erik von Detten and Wife Angela Welcome Baby No. 2: See the First Photo

Erik von Detten, who starred in movies like Brink! and The Princess Diaries, and wife Angela welcomed their second child, E! News can exclusively confirm. Read on for the baby's name.

By Kaitlin Reilly Mar 18, 2021 4:18 PMTags

Your favorite early '00s heartthrob Erik von Detten is officially a proud father of two

The actor—who starred in films like the Disney Channel original movie Brink!, as well as The Princess Diaries, Leave It to BeaverAmerican Girl and the TV series So Weird—and his wife Angela are now the proud parents of a baby boy. As the actor's rep confirmed exclusively to E! News, "I am pleased to announce that Erik von Detten's wife Angela gave birth early this morning to a son!" 

The new mom and dad of two welcomed their newborn on Thursday, March 18 at 5 a.m. in Los Angeles, the rep shared. As for what to call the little one, who weighed in at 7 lbs., his parents named him Thomas von Detten

"Thomas is Erik's middle name," the rep revealed, "and his father-in-law's first name."

Prior to the birth of their second child, Erik told E! News, "To have your first child be one gender and then the second child be the opposite gender, I think is just such a gift. Not to say that I'd be disappointed if I got another girl, but at the same time, I think it's going to be a phenomenal experience."

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The former Disney star, who also voiced Sid in the Toy Story franchise, also shared that Angela's first pregnancy with their daughter Claire was, fortunately, not too challenging. 

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"My wife is just a baby making machine," Erik, 38, explained. "We literally just have to hold hands. Thank God she was born to have babies and she does great during the whole pregnancy. She doesn't get sick at all. Our first birth with our daughter, we got to the hospital at, like, 10 p.m. They gave her the epidural and then we went to sleep and she woke up and had the baby an hour later. It was the smoothest pregnancy."

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He also joked that his kids will be obligated to watch all his movies when they're old enough. "It's going to be like mandatory watching," he said with a laugh. "Every evening before they go to bed, they're going to have to watch one of the old flicks."

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