Congratulations to Ali Landry and Alejandro Monteverde.
The former model and actress, 39, and her director husband welcomed their third child — and son named Valentin Francesco Monteverde – on Thursday, July 11, PEOPLE reports.
Baby Valentin was born in Los Angeles and weighed in at 9 lbs. The newborn joins big sister Estela, 6, and big brother Marcelo, 21 months.
The former beauty queen talked about naming the baby after the Pope.
“We got to meet the Pope and he blessed this baby. So part of the name might have something to do with our new Pope,” she said. “The other part of the name we came up with on our own.”
Ali opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop just before the arrival of baby Valentin, and admitted that their youngest child is too young to understand the excitement.
“We are all very excited for the new addition to our family to arrive with the exception of Marcelo who has no idea what is about to happen,” Ali shared. “We try to explain to him about having a baby, and that the baby is living in my belly, but he insists that my my belly is a ball.”
And it sounds like she had a joyous pregnancy, once again.
“This pregnancy like my others has been amazing,” she gushed. “The only difference is that Marcelo is still very young, he won’t yet be two when the baby is born, and he is very attached to me and wants to be held most of the time. Holding him with my growing belly has not been the easiest thing, but I just can’t bear to say no to him.”