Cam Newton and girlfriend welcome baby boy

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Congratulations to NFL star Cam Newton and girlfriend Kia, who officially became parents last week!

On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers quarterback took to Twitter to make the announcement, saying, “My longtime girlfriend and I were extremely blessed to have a son last week. Our family is excited and thank you all for the well wishes!”

Newton explained that he had been mum about expecting because he didn’t want the team to get distracted.¬†“I’ve been quiet about this because I didn’t want to create a distraction for my team and appreciate the privacy in this joyous time,” he said on Twitter.

The brand new baby boy might explain the touchdown dance Newton performed during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcon in which he mimed rocking a baby to sleep.