'Game of Thrones' Star Carice Van Houten Welcomes First Baby With Guy Pearce

carice van houtenCongratulations are in order for Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten and Australian actor Guy Pearce: Van Houten has given birth to the couple's first child, a son! And not only does the little boy have an adorable name, but he's also thankfully not a scary smoke monster baby (that's a shout-out to all you GoT fans!).


According to a rep for van Houten, who plays the crafty, conniving, and occasionally terrifying Melisandre on the smash HBO series, both mother and baby are "doing very well" following the little one's birth, which happened sometime last week. Pearce declined to give his son's exact birth date in his tweet announcing the big event, but he did reveal the baby's name (spoiler alert -- we love it!):

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Awww!! (And, ewww!!) How cute is that name? And we're sure Monte himself is super cute too, even though no photos have been posted just yet -- after all, van Houten (who is about to turn 40) and Pearce, 48, are both pretty easy on the eyes. Back in July, the Dutch actress shared a third trimester pic proving pregnancy can be gorgeous:

Almost don't fit the mirror anymore..

A photo posted by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) on

As one might guess from the expression on van Houten's face in this pic, both the new mom and Pearce have stellar senses of humor. As in, they've both fully been anticipating all the lame "shadow baby" jokes (like the one we made a few paragraphs ago, ahem): 

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Oh well, "shadow baby" jokes apparently just come with the territory when you're playing an evil witch/queen mythical creature person. Who knows, maybe little Monte will even get to be on Game of Thrones someday? Or on second thought, considering the fate of most kids/infants on that show, maybe not. 

Welcome to the world, Monte Pearce!


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