Actor John Stamos is officially a proud papa! The Fuller House star and his wife Caitlin McHugh have welcomed their first child, and Stamos just couldn’t wait to share the good news via social media.
“From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son," the Scream Queens alum, 54, captioned a sweet Instagram snap with the newborn snuggled on his chest. “Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father) #NotJustanUncleAnymore #Overjoyed."
It has been an eventful year for the television star and his bride, 32, who first met in 2011. The lovebirds married this past February in an intimate ceremony in Studio City, California, before hosting a lavish reception at Stamos’ Beverly Hills home.
“The [pregnancy] happened. Then I said, I better have a ring on her finger because it’s the right thing to do, and I wanted to marry her anyway," the actor told People during the couple’s engagement. “So I called her parents to ask, and it was like, ‘You better!’"
While John Stamos is clearly enamored with his sweet son, he was almost certain he’d missed the opportunity to become a father before meeting his actress wife. “I always wanted to be a dad. Clearly, I had to do some work on myself first," the heartthrob explained to People. “I have a youthful thing. People say, ‘Oh, you look young.’ You start believing you’re gonna live to be 150. And then you wake up and go, ‘No, man, this is it. This is not a rehearsal.’ People would say, ‘You should have a child.’ I was like, ‘That ship has sailed.’"
Stamos believes his late parents, William and Loretta, played a part in him meeting the woman of his dreams. “I knew the right person would come along, especially, if I prayed and hoped," he told the publication. “And I know my parents are up there watching, so I think they delivered an angel to me."
His admission makes it that much more special that he and his bride named their new bundle of joy after his father. Welcome to the world, Billy Stamos!