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Essence Atkins and her husband Jaime Mendez welcomed a baby boy on Christmas day. “The Are We There Yet” actress delivered her son on her exact due date.

The actress took to her twitter account to share her happiness with the birth of her son. She tweeted: “Found it…our 1st baby, a beautiful healthy boy, was born on Christmas Day!#blessing.”

Essence and Jamie named their baby Varro which means “durable and strong.”

Her good friend Gabrielle Union also Tweeted: “CONGRATS 2 @essencesays & Jaime Mendez!!! Baby Varro is here! He’s perfect :) #proudauntie.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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