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'X-Men' actor Shawn Ashmore welcomes first child

"Couldn't be more in love with my new baby boy and my incredible wife," the star gushed.

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Annie Martin
Shawn Ashmore attends the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 18, 2006. The actor announced Tuesday that wife Dana Ashmore gave birth to a son. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Shawn Ashmore attends the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 18, 2006. The actor announced Tuesday that wife Dana Ashmore gave birth to a son. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

July 19 (UPI) -- X-Men actor Shawn Ashmore recently became a dad.

The 37-year-old actor announced Tuesday on Instagram that wife Dana Ashmore gave birth to a son.

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"Couldn't be more in love with my new baby boy and my incredible wife," he captioned a photo of the infant's tiny hand.

Dana, a production assistant who worked on the films Sweet Home Alabama and The Joneses, shared a picture of her son's tiny feet on her own account.

"So in love," the new mom gushed.

So in love πŸ’“

A post shared by Dana Renee Ashmore (@danarashmore) on

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Ashmore and Dana met on the set of the 2010 movie Frozen, where Dana worked as an assistant director, according to People. The couple married in July 2012, and announced Dana's pregnancy in the spring.

"I'm ready now," Ashmore told Hollywood Life in April. "It feels very real now. It's amazing."

"We've been thinking about it for a long time, and the time is coming up in the next couple of months," he added. "I'm ready, I'm excited. I can't wait to be a dad!"

Couldn't be more in love with my new baby boy and my incredible wife β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘ΆπŸ»

A post shared by Shawn Ashmore (@shawnrashmore) on

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Ashmore is known for playing Bobby Drake, aka Iceman, in X-Men and three of its sequels. He also portrayed Mike Weston on the Fox series The Following and Sam Spencer on the ABC legal drama Conviction.

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