'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin welcomes baby with fellow former child star Brenda Song

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read

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Macaulay Culkin has become a father after welcoming a baby boy with fellow former child star Brenda Song.

The 40-year-old Home Alone actor and the 33-year-old former Disney Channel star welcomed son Dakota on Monday 5 April at 1.10pm in Los Angeles, weighing 6lb 7oz.

Culkin and Song told Esquire in a statement: “We’re overjoyed.”

Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song have had a baby girl together. (Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song have had a baby girl together. (Getty Images)

Their son is named Dakota in tribute to Culkin's late sister Dakota, who tragically died aged 29 after being hit by a car in Los Angeles in 2008.

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Culkin and Song met on the set of movie Changeland, which was filmed in Thailand in 2017 and directed by Seth Green.

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Former child model Song rose to fame as an actor and singer after being cast in Disney movie Give Me A Glue in 2002. 

She signed a contract with the Disney Channel and made appearances in TV shows including That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

She previously dated Miley Cyrus's older brother Trace Cyrus, 32, and they were engaged between 2011 and 2013.

Culkin was previously married to Supernatural star Rachel Miner from 1998 to 2002.

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 29: Actors Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin attend the adoption fair during 2019 CatCon at Pasadena Convention Center on June 29, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)
Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin have lived together for several years. (Getty Images)

He dated Black Swan star Mila Kunis from 2002 to 2010.

Culkin was propelled into the spotlight at just 10-years-old starring in hit Christmas comic caper Home Alone and it's sequel Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

His other films include Richie Rich, My Girl and Uncle Buck.

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He took a break after a string of projects in the early 90s but returned to acting after a few years away from the cameras. He also lead singer of comedy rock band The Pizza Underground.

Culkin will next be seen in the 10th season of American Horror Story.

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