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Elizabeth Banks welcomes a baby boy

Actress Elizabeth Banks attends Nintendo 3DS exclusive launch event at Siren Studios on March 26, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.
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Elizabeth Banks attends Nintendo 3DS exclusive launch event on March 26, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.

(CBS) Elizabeth Banks is a new mom.

The actress, 37, announced on her website Wednesday that she and husband Max Handelman welcomed a baby boy, named Felix, via gestational surrogate.

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"I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally. I have had untold number of opportunities to work with inspiring people, on great projects as an actress, and I have had a fantastic long term relationship of nearly 20 years with my now husband, Max," she wrote in a blog post.

She continued, "The one true hurdle I've faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy."

"From that came two miracles. The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy, Felix Handelman. Felix means 'happy' and 'lucky' in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life."

The actress ended the post by thanking friends, family and fans for their support. She also announced the birth on Twitter.

Banks and Handelman married in July 2003.