Smallville’s Tom Welling welcomes his first child with partner Jessica Rose Lee

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Smallville’s Tom Welling has welcomed his first child with partner Jessica Rose Lee.

The actor and his fiancée both took to their social media accounts to confirm that Jessica had given birth to a baby boy.

On Tuesday, the Jessica uploaded a sweet photo to her Instagram page showing a close-up of the newborn baby’s hand and face.

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‘Thomson Wylde Welling,’ she captioned the post, ‘January 5, 2019 12:31am 8lbs 8oz of pure LOVE’

Over on Tom’s Instagram page, the new dad posted an image of him holding a baby carrier with little Thomson in it, simply captioning the photo: ‘#love’.

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Fans rushed to congratulate the pair, with many making reference to the 41-year-old’s Superman character in hit TV show Smallville.

‘Gonna have a superdad,’ wrote one fan, ‘congrats to you both’.

‘New generation of superhero’, one user commented, while another added: ‘congratulations . Sure it’s a superbaby’

One fan simply wrote: ‘SuperDad!’

Others nodded to Superman’s birth name, Kal-El, writing: ‘Super Congratulations Kal-El’ and ‘Congratulations, be welcome Little Tom-el/Roselee-el!!!’

This is the first baby for both Tom and Jessica, who announced that they were expecting a baby back in September.

In a post on Jessica’s Instagram page, the pair posed with their hands on the then-expectant mum’s baby bump, with the sweet caption: ‘New life in the new year’.

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The Lucifer actor then followed up on his Instagram page two months later with a post of printed black and white of him hugging his wife-to-be’s baby bump, captioning it: ‘#thankful #thankful #thankful #baby’.

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The couple, who have been engaged since last year, confirmed that they were planning to tie the knot nearly a year ago.

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Jessica announced the couple’s engagement in February with a gushing post on her Instagram page. Alongside an image of the happy pair all smiles, the mum-of-one wrote: To my perfect fiancé- I love you to infinity and beyond. Thank you for all of your unwavering support and super-human love. I am so blessed to have you in my life ♥’.

Aleesha Badkar
Lifestyle Writer

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.