Hilarie Burton On Motherhood: I’m Like A Mama Wolf

One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton is finally ready to open up about the baby boy she and Jeffrey Dean Morgan welcomed earlier this year. But don’t ask for details, like her son’s name or his birthdate – some things are sacred.

I want to protect them like a mama wolf should

However, according to Us, the actress will say that things are good between her and the Watchman actor, sharing they’re “really happy, and we’re a very good team. And we got very lucky that our family is what it is.”

Hilarie began dating Jeffrey in May of 2009 and disappeared from public view until April 20, 2010 when the couple went public with their relationship at an L.A. film premiere after she had given birth.

This is the first child for Hilarie, but Jeffrey has another child; in 2009 he found out that he had a 5-year-old son with actress Sherrie Ross.

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  • klutzy_girl

    JDM already mentioned his son’s name in an interview on Craig Ferguson a few weeks ago – Gus.

  • Anonymous

    What’s the big secret? Who cares what the baby’s name is?

  • Izzie

    Just another PR move. When she wants press again, she will decide to release the name.

  • Anonymous

    Why would anyone want to keep their childs name a secret? Some things I understand like birth dates and birth weight but a name is something you have for people to indentify you. Stupid.

    • Anonymous

      You just answered your own question – perhaps they do not want people to be able to identify him as their child. As he gets older he will be in school and other activities, and perhaps they are just trying to protect his privacy and shield him from unwanted attention. Not everyone wants attention, and while they might be public figures, their child is not, and protecting his privacy now allows him to make the choice himself later in life about whether or not to stay a private person.

  • Anonymous

    the name of her son is Gus and he was born in march

  • nicoleC

    they make a great couple

  • Anonymous

    He bears a striking resemblance to Penelope Cruz’s new hubby.

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