Nick & Vanessa Lachey welcome baby boy Camden John Lachey

Finally! I mentioned in the links yesterday that Vanessa Lachey was STILL preggo, but as it turns out, Vanessa was probably in labor as I was writing that. Vanessa and Nick Lachey finally welcomed their first child yesterday! They had previously announced that they were expecting a boy, and now here he is! A perfect little Virgo boy. They named him Camden John Lachey. Not to be confused with Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s son, born in August, named Camden Jack Cutler. Why is naming your son “Camden” a thing now?

The littlest Lachey has arrived.

Nick and Vanessa welcomed a son on Wednesday, Sept. 12, they confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

“We are incredibly proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby boy, Camden John Lachey,” the couple tell PEOPLE in a statement.

“Born today at 6:54 p.m., he came into this world at 8 lbs., 9 oz. and 21 inches. Love has truly been redefined for both of us.”

The couple, who married in July 2011, announced the pregnancy in March. In July, Wipeout host Vanessa, 31, revealed that they were expecting a boy.

“I can’t even explain how excited I am,” the 98* singer and Stars Earn Stripes competitor, 38, told PEOPLE in August.

“For someone who has wanted a family for such a long time, I’ve looked forward to this moment. Now that it’s almost here, it’s awesome.”

[From People]

I really am happy for Vanessa and Nick. It really feels like Nick is a “commitment guy” in that he likes being settled down with a significant other. When he started up with Vanessa, a lot of people though it would just be a rebound thing, but they stuck with it, and I think they’re probably pretty happy together. The only problem I have is the baby’s name, honestly.

In other Virgo Baby news, Adriana Lima also gave birth yesterday. Adriana and her husband Marko Jaric welcomed their second daughter, a girl they named Sienna. Sienna joins big sister Valentina!

Photos courtesy of WENN, Vanessa’s Twitter.

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  1. shannon says:

    I’m not in favor of the name either, although I like a nice, solid middle name like ‘John.’ Of course, I’m from Camden County, GA, and the thought of naming one of my kids after the place could probably give me hives. So … I’m biased LOL

    congrats to them :) I think they make an adorable couple :)

  2. brin says:

    Yay! So happy for them! I agree that Nick is a commitment/family guy and it may not be too long before another baby Lachey comes along…congrats!

  3. seVen says:

    Woot, they named their kid after the town i live in … O.o Congrats to all

  4. Rhea says:

    That’s a one big belly! :) Congrats!!!

  5. Nessa says:

    I think Nick is so cute. He seems dumb, but sweet. And he and Vanessa seem like a great couple. Congrats to them!

    On another note, I love the same Sienna!!! That’s one of the names my husband and I have picked out if we are having a girl.

  6. truthSF says:

    I’m predicting it now, in 20 years, the 2 Camden will be fighting over Jessica’s baby girl.

  7. marie says:

    Maxi + Camden forever.. ha, now that would be some great gossip..

    Congrats to them!

  8. Talie says:

    Im from Jersey, so it just makes me think of our ghetto, violent city.

  9. Smashley says:

    Crazy that they named their baby Camden. Second celeb couple to choose that name in the past few months (Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler). Weird!

  10. RN says:

    Camden, NJ – voted America’s worst city. Clearly they’ve never been there.

  11. Toot says:

    I’m happy for them and like them together. I want to see how cute the baby is.

  12. bea says:

    She’s actually pretty fun and comes across as down-to-earth on Wipeout. (the best show they ever created, btw)

  13. Dawn says:

    Congrats! They make such a sweet couple. As far as the name goes, there have been far worse and not only from celeb couples. I know a kid who goes by Cav but his real name is Caviar. He doesn’t think it too cool.

  14. The.princess.leia says:

    Didn’t Nick “date” Kristin right after he and Jessica busted up?

  15. valleymiss says:

    Remember those pics of Vanessa and Lindsay Lohan, brandishing knives and all that? I’m SO glad Vanessa didn’t stay on that path in Hollywood.

    I saw Nick at a grocery store up the street from me. He is just adorable. *sigh*

  16. Ailine says:

    I don’t know what is worse: The sight of her bare pregnant belly or the cabinets behind them.

    Good for them!

  17. Laurabb says:

    My oldest daughter is named Brooklyn and I had people tell me that I named my daughter after a dump of a place. I was offended but still liked the name, she is 15 now and likes her name.

  18. hoya_chick says:

    Congrats! Seemed like she was pregnant forever! Lol. I think Nick dated Kristin at some point. I don’t like the name at all. Kinda boring and generic. Also, that top picture is kinda scary. I do think they are happy and are well suited for each other. I have a feeling they’ll end up on a reality show. Neither of them have really hot careers right now so it could happen. I watched their wedding special and I found them cute together. I could see it happening despite his past with the other show he did. He and Vanessa seemed better matched than his ex.

  19. Hillshmill says:

    I’m from NY and instantly think of rough Camden, NJ too. I went to school with a girl named Brook Lynd. Yea…

    But, I did enjoy their wedding special and think they’re good together. These two could have fame whored all over the place after the Nick/Jessica split and they didn’t. Kudos to them for being decent people.

  20. BeesKnees says:

    I have friends who have a one year old son named Camden. We are from Baltimore so everyone equates it to Camden Yards but I feel like everyone else in the country thinks about Camden, NJ.

  21. Memphis says:

    Congrats to them! Camden must be the new “it” name in HW this season. Not a bad name really, definitely not the worst I’ve heard, but it makes me think of Baltimore Baseball.

  22. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    “Why is naming your son “Camden” a thing now?”

    ..Maybe all these people were big fans of 7th Heaven?

  23. Starsky says:

    Camden is the new Aiden ugh. Oh well. I think that baby is gonna be cute and definitely a sports fan given Nick’s obsession with them.

    I think our generation will be better though about using similar names all the time like our parents. Who didn’t go to school with a bunch of Ashleys, Jessicas, Matthews, and Josh’s?

  24. SleepyJane says:

    Congrats to them. They are a cute couple.

    It’s a shame about that boring kitchen though.

  25. tiredofrumers says:

    maybe they’re just not-so-secret 7th heaven fans? lol!

  26. Barrett says:

    Congrads! I always liked him, he seems down to earth. As for that Super Prego BELLY picture. I could do without it!!!!!! It feels like I am seeing somtehing intimate that should be between a husband and wife not shared with the world. Crazy OverShare!

  27. RobN says:

    At least they didn’t do the Milo-Otis-Duke, give your kid a dogs name thing. Anything else is fine.

  28. irishserra says:

    I like Nick Lachey. He’s cheesy. He’s goofy. He’s not even that great of a singer and his looks aren’t anything to write home about. But he seems to me to be a good egg. I hope he will continue to be content with a relatively simple family life.

  29. aud says:

    if her body bounces right back, jessica is going to be pissed.

    please let it happen

  30. Dee Cee says:

    Camden means beautiful little town., The valley of the camps; “enclosed valley” in Old English

  31. fabgrrl says:

    The name isn’t *that* bad. Consider that on this same page we also read about the birth of little FeBreeze Beretta Johnston.

  32. qtpi says:

    Still seems weird. Seems like something is wrong in the universe that Jessica and Nick split up and had babies with other people.

    I don’t feel the same amount of love between Jessica and what’s his face… not as sure about Nick and Vanessa.

  33. Isa says:

    I bet thy were annoyed when Kristin had her baby first and picked that name. Now it looks like they “stole” it. And we all know how people can get over baby names!

  34. Kristen says:

    Ugh – she bugs me so much! I find her fame-whorey. After watching the documentary of their wedding, I couldn’t tolerate another minute of this woman. It’s all about HER.

  35. Kosmos says:

    That’s a huge baby bump, wow. Vanessa has always been 100% into Nick, and it took years and a separation for him to finally want to marry again after Jessica Simpson. Vanessa is a beautiful woman, but in a few photos taken years ago, I saw her in a not so nice sleazy party pic. After seeing those pics, I kind of thought she was less than classy, a bit of a low level, you know, but maybe she’s turned that around after meeting Nick. He’s always just seemed pretty straight and dedicated, unless I’m wrong?

  36. Jayna says:

    Call him John. That’s such a great name.

    I really like them. They took their time and seem like a solid couple. She’s really a pretty girl. He sang a song on Kelly a few months ago, a little ditty he wrote trying to get the gig, and he sounded fantastic.

  37. Bodhi says:

    There is also a Camden, SC & she is from Charleston, so maybe there is a connection there

  38. videli says:

    Hope the kid takes after the mother, physically. He looks like a tractor driver to me.

    • Lady_Luck says:

      haha. this nearly made me choke on my chip.

      I feel as though he just ‘gave in’ to Vanessa in the end after much nagging and kettling in. Don’t see them as being a dynamic, fun couple together. Very one dimensional. I so wish the Nick and Jess dream had of lived on. Sigh.

  39. anniecc says:

    Camden is also a north London borough.

  40. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Aww, congrats!! Lovely news. And I think the name is just fine. It sounds like a perfectly fine, normal boys name. At least they didn’t give their child a ridiculous opposite gender name, so good for them!

  41. Sophie says:

    Camden Maine is absolutely gorgeous — it’s where the mountains and the ocean meet. Not that they’ve likely been there, of course, but there’s more than just Camden, NJ!!

  42. Moreaces says:

    Welcome to the world little feller

  43. Neuron says:

    Again, not of fan as a first name since it is my last name.

  44. anon says:

    JIll is coming back to wipeout actually so both these goofs lost respective jobs AGAIN..

    Don’t put Nick too high on a pedestal he will surley fall off & break something. NO saint here not even close.

    The reason you don’t see them in mags as there truly is very little interest in them. The following is not there. They try will give them credit for that but neither have great personality’s for TV.

    I will admit it should be a great looking baby & a healthy one so good on that. The name is a name & must mean something to the parents or grandparents & has meaning for them. Thats what counts

  45. Jill says:

    I like them as a couple. They look happy and healthy. Congrats to them!

  46. F5 says:

    Congrats but yuck on that belly pic >_<