It has been confirmed - Mel Gibson did become a father for the eighth time on Friday.
Following numerous reports in the media, the Hollywood star's representative has now shared the happy news, and revealed the little girl's name.
"Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson welcomed the arrival of a baby girl named Lucia on Friday Oct 30 2009 at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles," Alan Nierob said.
It is thought that the 53-year-old Braveheart actor was by musician Oksana's side until she and the baby went home from hospital.
On Sunday he flew to New York to continue shooting scenes for The Beaver, co-starring Jodie Foster.
To celebrate, an announcement of the new arrival was made on set the following day.
"Everyone sang '(For) He's a Jolly Good Fellow,' and he blushed," a film crew member told People.
Little Lucia joins Mel's other children with estranged wife Robyn – six sons and a daughter – and 39-year-old Oksana's teen son with former Bond actor Timothy Dalton.
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