Penelope Cruz has son with Javier Bardem

Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:24pm EST
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MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish film star Penelope Cruz has given birth to a baby boy after marrying Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem last summer, Cruz's spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

"Penelope and Javier welcomed their first son into their family last week. Both parents and baby are doing great," Cruz's New York publicist spokeswoman said in a statement.

The boy is Cruz's first child. Her spokeswoman did not say where the birth took place, but Spanish media said earlier that he was born in a Los Angeles hospital.

No other details were available.

Bardem, 41, won his third Oscar nomination on Tuesday for his role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's film "Biutiful". The actor took home an Academy Award for his best supporting actor role in the Coen brother's 2007 movie "No Country for Old Men,".

Cruz, 36, won an Oscar herself for her role in Woody Allen's 2008 movie "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

The couple has known each other for 20 years but rumors of a romance arose during the filming of "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," in which Bardem also performed.

(Reporting by Teresa Larraz in Madrid and Jill Serjeant in Los Angeles,)