ALMOST FAMOUS star Billy Crudup is celebrating becoming a father, after his ex-love Mary-Louise Parker gave birth to a baby boy on 7 January (04).

In a surprise twist, the 39-year-old actress has named her offspring WILLIAM after Crudup - despite the actor walking out on their seven-year relationship when she was in the late stages of her pregnancy.

William is the first child for both screen stars.

Crudup is now reportedly romancing Terminator 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES beauty Claire Danes.

14/01/2004 21:40