Dawson's Creek star welcomes first son

Katie Holmes and James Van Der Beek during their Dawson's Creek days.
Katie Holmes and James Van Der Beek during their Dawson's Creek days.

James Van Der Beek and Kimberly Brook have welcomed their first son.

The Dawson's Creek actor - who already has 18-month-old daughter Olivia with Kimberly, his second wife - revealed the news on Twitter, but has yet to reveal a name for the newborn.

He wrote: "Had my first son this morning... well, actually, my wife had him. I just caught him. Wow. Heart expanding way faster than my brain...

"If you could bottle up and distribute this feeling, I swear there'd be no more war. #fatherhood(sic)"

James - who starred alongside Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams in Dawson's Creek - regularly tweets about his family life on Twitter, and previously claimed his daughter was growing up particularly fast.

He wrote: "The cliche about fatherhood that's the most true: It goes so fast. Happy first birthday, little miss thing. I love you beyond...(sic)"

James and Kimberly started dating in July 2009, one month after he separated from first wife Heather McComb and the couple married in a Kabbalah ceremony in Israel in August 2010 before Olivia was born.

- Bang! Showbiz

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