04/07/2013 03:05 pm ET

Tom Arnold Baby: Actor Welcomes First Child At 54 Years Old

Tom Arnold became a dad for the first time this weekend.

The 54-year-old and his wife, Ashley Groussman, welcomed a baby boy on Saturday, according to People magazine. Jax Copeland Arnold was delivered at 9:53 a.m. and weighed in at 8 lbs., 12 oz.

“We are still in a bit of shock,” they said in a statement to the magazine. “It has been a long journey and the healthy birth of our son is a miracle.”

He joked about becoming a first-time father at such a late age in a tweet on Saturday.

Arnold announced his wife was pregnant with his first child back in January. "We're really happy. I didn't think it was in the cards for me, to be honest, and so I was completely shocked," he said during an appearance on "The View." "It's a miracle."

He was thrilled to tell the good news after struggling with infertility for years, according to Us Weekly. The comedian, who was married three times before, and Groussman had to go through several rounds of in vitro fertilization to get pregnant.

The two married in 2009.



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