July 12, 2013 02:29:00 GMT
The 'Eve' actress and her director hubby Alejandro Monteverde name their second son after Pope Francis.
Ali Landry and her director husband Alejandro Monteverde are now proud parents of three. The former Miss USA, 39, gave birth to a healthy baby boy in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 11. Valentine Francesco Monteverde weighed in at 9 lbs. at time of birth.
"We are so happy to welcome Valentine into our lives and our family," Landry gushed to Life & Style. The baby joins big sister 6-year-old Estella and big brother Marcelo Alejandro, 21 months. Valentine and Estella share the same birthday.
Of the inspiration behind her second son's name, she once told PEOPLE, "We got to meet the Pope and he blessed this baby. So part of the name might have something to do with our new Pope. The other part of the name we came up with on our own."
Hours before going into labor, Landry posted a series of pictures on her WhoSay account. One sees her lying on a hospital bed with caption, "Still waiting," and another features a window view with a message, "So grateful to have this gorgeous view from my delivery room. It is making me very happy."
She also uploaded a photo of her husband caught in the act trying to find a perfect angle to get a good photo of her. "My husband is such a director. Look at him trying to get the perfect shoot if our view. At least he is making me laugh through contractions," she wrote.