Actress Hilarie Burton is refusing to divulge details about the baby boy she welcomed with boyfriend Jeffrey Dean Morgan earlier this year because she wants to do all she can to "protect" his privacy. The former "One Tree Hill" star, 28, began dating the "Watchmen" actor Morgan, 44, in 2009 but the private couple managed to keep the romance under wraps and tabloid reports in May revealed the pair had quietly become parents.
Burton has now confirmed the happy news, telling the Associated Press, "(We are) really happy, and we're a very good team. And we got very lucky that our family is what it is." But she insists on keeping the tot's name and birth date secret. She says, "I want to protect them like a mama wolf should."
The child is Burton's first and Morgan's second - the actor discovered he was a first-time father after his actress ex Sherrie Rose revealed in 2009 that her then four-year-old son was the result of her romance with the star. Burton was previously married to "One Tree Hill" assistant director Ian Prange but the couple split in 2008.