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James Van Der Beek and wife welcome a son

James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly, attend the premiere of "The Grey" on Jan. 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. Getty

(CBS News) It's a boy for actor James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly.

The couple welcomed a son on Tuesday, the former "Dawson's Creek" star told fans on Twitter.

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Van Der Beek, 35, wrote:

Later that day, his wife also shared the big news with her Twitter followers:

The baby boy joins the couple's 17-month-old daughter, Olivia.

Van Der Beek will return to TV on April 11, in the new ABC series "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23."

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