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SURPRISE! Macaulay Culkin & Brenda Song Had A Baby — And The Name Is A Heartwarming Tribute!

HUGE congratulations are in order for Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song! Last week the couple became first-time parents to a healthy baby boy!

Confirming the happy news to Esquire on Monday, the stars said simply:

“We’re overjoyed.”

Their son is almost exactly one week old, born Monday, April 5 at 1:10 p.m. in Los Angeles. He weighed in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Both baby and mommy are in good health. So great to hear!

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The couple also confirmed the name of their little guy, and it’s a special one. They chose to call him Dakota Song Culkin.

For those who don’t know, Dakota was the name of Macaulay’s big sister, who was just a year older than the Home Alone star. She was killed in a tragic accident in 2008 when she was walking in LA and was struck by a car.

Choosing that name to honor her is such a beautiful tribute.

While this is the couple’s first child, they’ve had a lot of practice as pet parents. They have a full house with three cats, a dog, several fish, and a parrot.

Culkin, now 40 (!!!), and Brenda, who just turned 33, met on the set of an indie film called Changeland, directed by Mack’s BFF Seth Green, back in 2017.

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By all accounts the relationship has been nothing but bliss. The two told Esquire in a cover story last year how they constantly surprise one another with little expressions of sweetness, like surprising the other with a nicely laid out order of sushi for dinner or drawing one another a bath to soothe an ache.

Mack admitted things went so well right from the start, he immediately got worried:

“I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

Eventually, he realized everything would be fine; as he put it, “sometimes it’s just good.” And even better now!

Brenda gushed about her man to the outlet, saying:

“You can’t be around him and not be happy.”

The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody alum also revealed maybe the sweetest thing we’ve ever heard about Mack. She said during her mom’s cancer treatments, he would often cook her vegetable soup — specially prepared with sweet-onion broth because she’s a vegetarian — and bring her his homemade potato chips.

Something tells us he is going to be an AMAZING father!

[Image via Macaulay Culkin/Brenda Song/Instagram.]

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Apr 12, 2021 11:03am PDT

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