Justin Timberlake is an 'ecstatic' new dad to a baby boy

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Singer Justin Timberlake and his actress wife Jessica Biel welcomed their first child on Saturday, a boy named Silas Randall.

Timberlake, 34, was "ecstatic", People magazine said, adding that mother and baby were doing well.

"My amazing son and his beautiful wife have given us the most precious gift in the world!" Timberlake's mother, Lynn Harless, wrote on Facebook.

"Silas Randall Timberlake! Named after my father and my son! Life is beautiful and we couldn't be happier! God bless you all and thanks for all the congrats!"

Biel, who found fame with television series 7th Heaven, began dating former 'NSync frontman Timberlake in 2007, after he launched a successful solo career. The couple married in 2012 in a lavish ceremony in Italy.