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Bouncing baby boy for actress Tara and TV hunk Andrew

Actress Tara Leniston (26) is over the moon after giving birth to her first baby with TV presenter Andrew Fowler.

The Herald can reveal how the blonde socialite had a baby boy named Dylan James on Thursday night, weighing 9lbs 2 ounces.

The Meet Me In Miami actress, who once dated John Lennon's son Julian, has described herself as "broken but happy" and said the baby was "so beautiful".

She has been dating the former Cabin Fever contestant for more than a year after meeting him through mutual friends, with the strapping TV star going down on bended knee during a trip to Malta last summer.

The pair first went public with their romance last February after being spotted in a passionate embrace at the Fireball in the Shelbourne Hotel a year ago.

Since then they have been inseparable, with Andrew -- who fronted TV3's Overseas Property Show -- asking her to marry him after less than six months together. He has been working in a variety of TV jobs over the past few years but made his first foray into the media spotlight after appearing on RTE's reality show Cabin Fever in 2003.

His other half is no stranger to high-profile romances, previously linked with stars including Julian Lennon. She also went out to dinner with Pop Idol host Ryan Seacrest during her time in LA, who she described as "totally sweet but tiny."

She said the dating game in America was totally different to Ireland: "In LA you can date people -- just meet them for lunch or coffee. Here, guys are either totally shy or they're like, 'Wanna shag?'"