Cameron Douglas has become a father for the second time.
The 42-year-old actor and his longtime girlfriend Viviane Thibes have welcomed a son named Ryder into the world, who is now the newest addition to their family, joining three-year-old daughter Lua Izzy.
Viviane confirmed the news on social media, where she posted a new family photo and wrote: “This year has been really tough on all of us , but God has sent us a blessing. Ryder I love you so much (sic)”
Cameron also posted the same image on his own account, and added: “Touch down planet earth. Welcome my Son…Ryder T. Douglas (sic)”
It’s not yet known what the T. stands for in Ryder’s name, and no further details – such as the tot’s exact birth date – have been made public.
The happy news has already been met with congratulations, as Cameron’s father and iconic Hollywood star Michael Douglas, left a comment on his son’s post wishing him all the best with his new arrival.
It read: “So happy for Vivian and you. Don’t think Lua is sure about this yet! What a holiday present.”
Cameron’s new arrival comes after he turned his life around after spending six years in prison between 2010 and 2016 for drug-related offences after becoming addicted to heroin and cocaine.
Following his release from jail, Cameron went on to publish a memoir titled ‘Long Way Home’ in 2019, and hopes to help other addicts into rehabilitation.
And last year, his dad Michael – who has Cameron with his first wife Diandra Luker, and has son Dylan, 20, and daughter Carys, 17, with his current wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones – explained he is «so proud» of his son’s recovery process.
He said: «He’s doing great, he’s in wonderful shape. I’m just so proud. He’s had a rough go of it. Addiction is just a terrible terrible disease. It affects all families. He’s planning on doing speaking engagements. Things are looking up in the future.
«There were moments when hope dwindled … and then it’s just a train out of the station. Life became a series of crises. I thought I was going to lose him.»