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James Van Der Beek Welcomes First Child


Sep. 28 2010, Published 9:47 a.m. ET

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Yes, Dawson is officially a dad.

James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly Brook welcomed their first child, daughter Olivia, this past Saturday, has learned.

"Had the blessing of becoming a father over the weekend... Couldn't come close to describing this bliss even if I had 140 million characters," the hunky star of 90s hit Dawson's Creek Tweeted Monday. "I apologize in advance for any obnoxiously precious new-dad tweets that may follow. I'm under her spell..."

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The proud papa was already at work conditioning his little one to be daddy's little girl.

"If I watch football w/ my daughter now, she'll like the sounds of the NFL & want to watch it w/ me when she's older," Van Der Beek, 33, Tweeted.

Van Der Beek and Brook married this past August at a Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Van Der Beek joins his Dawson’s Creek co-stars Katie Holmes (daughter Suri with Tom Cruise) and Michelle Williams (daughter Matilda with the late Heath Ledger) as a high-profile Hollywood parent.

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