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Jaime King welcomes second child, making pal Taylor Swift a godmother

Jaime King

Actress Jaime King has welcomed her second child.

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The ‘Hart of Dixie’ star welcomed a new son last week, announcing the arrival on Instagram on Monday.

Jaime King is now a mother of two, and Taylor Swift is now a godmother of one.

The "Hart of Dixie" star welcomed a new son last week, announcing the arrival on Instagram on Monday.

"We are SO happy to welcome to the world our new baby boy! Born Thursday, July 16th! Xx," King wrote without posting additional details about the child.

In the photo-announcement, the 36-year-old is seen in a hospital bed accompanied by husband Kyle Newman, who has their son James comfortably seated on his lap. The baby is barely visible in the picture, though King does appear to be breast-feeding in the photo.

We are SO happy to welcome to the world our new baby boy! Born Thursday, July 16th! Xx

A photo posted by Jaime King (@jaime_king) on

Newman also shared his second son's arrival on his Instagram account

"HE'S ARRIVED! So happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world. Born July 16th! Mom & Baby are well. Name coming soon @jaime_king #JamesKnight #TBD," the filmmaker wrote, posting a pic of his wife and firstborn too.

The couple delivered the name on Thursday, announcing via JustJared.com that the child would go by Leo Thames Newman.

"Our family couldn't be happier welcoming another little angel into this world. Thank you for all of the support and well wishes," King told the site.

Leo means strong and powerful, a family source said, and Thames is a reference to the English river near where King and Newman wed.

The two-time parents dated for two years before getting married in 2007 and welcomed son James Knight in October 2013. The actress named pal and "Style" crooner Swift as her second-born's godmother when she announced her pregnancy in February.

The former model, who has spoken out about her fertility struggles, later explained why she bestowed the honor on the global pop star.

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"There was no thought behind it at all other than that I always knew she was going to be the godmother if I had another baby. It's because she's incredibly thoughtful," King told Elle.com in March, adding that Swift would raise their child "the way that we would raise our child."

"Her thoughtfulness, her kindness, her authenticity — the way that she's generous with her family, with her friends, with her fans — is so powerful to me," King said. "She's so uninhibited in her giving — the presents she gives to her fans, she wraps every single one, she paints the stuff. It's all her. It's just beyond."

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July 23, 4:45 p.m.: This post has been updated to include the baby's name.


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