It’s a boy! Simon Helberg, star of CBS’s smash comedy series, The Big Bang Theory is now a dad of two. Helberg and his wife, Jocelyn Towne, have welcomed a son, his rep confirmed Tuesday. The actor’s newborn, Wilder Towne Helberg, arrived on April 23 and joins big sister Adeline, who is two years old.
The pair also confirmed the news during a Reddit Q&A on June 12. We “made 2 babies and 2 films in the last 2 years,” they wrote, as readers sent in their congratulations.
Helberg, 33, first revealed the couple were expecting their second child when his actress-writer wife, 37, stepped out with a noticeable baby bump at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in L.A., this past January.
Big Bang is currently in its seventh season, for which Helberg won the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Helberg plays married Aerospace Engineer Howard Wolowitz, who was chosen to travel to space during the show’s sixth season. Helberg’s character is married to Bernadette, played by the adorable, hilarious Melissa Rauch.Big Bang also stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Mayim Bialik.
Helberg also voices a character on Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and also acted in a variety of television shows and movies before landing the role of Howard, including A Serious Man, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and MADtv.
Helberg and Towne were married in 2007 after dating for several years. The couple live in a $3 million, 4,179 square foot Hollywood estate from Brooke Mueller, ex-wife of Charlie Sheen.
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