Michael Douglas' son Cameron welcomes baby boy

Amy Johnson
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Cameron Douglas attends the 14th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival Honors Martin Scorsese With Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara on November 14, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)
Cameron Douglas attends the 14th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival Honors Martin Scorsese With Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara on November 14, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)

Cameron Douglas, son of US actor Michael Douglas, has welcomed a son with girlfriend Viviane Thibes.

The proud father introduced baby Ryder to the world on Instagram as he and his partner posed with the newborn alongside their daughter Lua, three.

"Touch down planet earth 🌎 Welcome my Son...Ryder T. Douglas 🦋," the 42-year-old wrote.

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His father congratulated him on the new arrival, as he joked about the apprehensive look on his granddaughter's face.

The Hollywood star said: "So happy for Vivian and you. Don’t think Lua is sure about this yet! What a holiday present."

Meanwhile, Cameron's step-mother Catherine Zeta-Jones made a similar observation as she shared: "Lua's Face!😂😂😂😂😂like ......'whatever.......' Hilarious! Congrats!!"

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Cameron Douglas (L) and Michael Douglas attend the Gala Screening of "The Kominsky Method" at AFI FEST 2018 Presented By Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
Cameron Douglas (L) and Michael Douglas attend the Gala Screening of "The Kominsky Method" at AFI FEST 2018 Presented By Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Cameron is Michael's son from his marriage to first wife Diandra Luker. He has two other children, Dylan, 20, and Carys, 17, whom he shares with Zeta-Jones.

The pair celebrated 20 years of marriage in November 2020.

His eldest child spent years battling with addiction as he struggled with cocaine and heroin dependencies in the past and spent time in prison for drug related offences prior to his recovery.

Cameron was sentenced to five years behind bars in 2009 for conspiracy to distribute meth and cocaine. He ultimately ended up serving seven years after his sentence was extended for possession while incarcerated.

Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones pose at the Michael Douglas Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony on November 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones pose at the Michael Douglas Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony on November 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

He left prison in 2016, welcoming his daughter with Thibes the following year.

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Cameron followed in his father and grandfather Kirk Douglas’ footsteps into acting, having previously starred in films such as Mr. Nice Guy and National Lampoon's Adam & Eve.

Earlier this year, Hollywood icon Kirk passed away at the age of 103.

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