Claire Danes and husband Hugh Dancy announce birth of their second child

It's a boy!

Claire Dane’s publicist has confirmed that the Homeland actress gave birth to a baby boy on Monday August 27.

Claire and her husband Hugh Dancy, who have been married since 2009, already have a five-year-old son Cyrus Michael Christopher.

Claire has previously admitted her son had mixed emotions about being an older brother.

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Speaking on the Today breakfast show in the US last June, the 39-year-old actress said: ‘He’s mostly enthusiastic about it.

‘There was a little wobble a couple months ago, where he was saying: ‘You’re gonna love the baby more than you love me,’ and then I was gonna love everybody more than I love him!

‘Anybody who walked through the door, he’d say: ‘You love that person more than you love me!’ But he’s come around, We’ve moved through that and he keeps kissing my stomach … It’s very sweet, but I’m sure it’ll go back and forth … feelings of excitement, and dread, and resentment.’

The youngster has since changed his mind about becoming a big brother, as Claire told People Magazine that her first-born was referring to the baby as ‘his baby’ – cute!

Claire announced that she was expecting her second child with fellow actor Hugh on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show back in April.

She said at the time: ‘I’m pregnant. I’m seriously preggo. I’m deep into my second trimester.’

She also revealed that she and her husband had been wanting another child, saying: ‘This was planned. We’ve been wanting another kid for a while, and it happened.’

Unlike during her first pregnancy, Claire has been taking a hiatus from acting commitments after finishing filming the seventh season of Homeland earlier this year.

‘It feels like a huge luxury,’ she told People. ‘When I was pregnant with my first son, I worked until I was in my eighth month, so this feels like a huge gift, to have a change to kick my feet up a little bit.’

Phew, we hope you enjoy your well-earned break Claire!