Julia Pace Mitchell

Julia Pace Mitchell and husband Stephen L. Hightower welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday, May 22, People reports.

The former Young and the Restless star gave birth to son Stephen L. Hightower III at 7:45 a.m. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

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"Being new parents has brought us closer together, it's all about teamwork," Mitchell, 27, tells the magazine. "Little Stephen is awesome. Being a mom is the greatest role I will ever play."

This is the first child for the couple, who wed in 2011.