Cutest couple just got cuter: Riteish Deshmukh to take paternity leave

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 27, 2014 13:30 IST

Excitement gripped the Deshmukh household on Tuesday (November 25), when actor Riteish Deshmukh and his wife Genelia became parents to a

baby boy

. Riteish immediately took to Twitter to make the announcement and said, “It’s a BBBOOOOYYYYYY!!!!!!!! (sic)”.

A source close to the couple reveals that Riteish has not left Genelia’s side ever since she got admitted to the hospital. “Genelia had a normal delivery, and both — the baby and the mother — are healthy. The entire family is very excited. No name has been decided for the baby yet,” says the source.

The source also informs that Riteish will take a short paternity break to spend some time with his wife and their newborn. “He will resume shooting only after two-weeks. Genelia should be discharged from the hospital by the end of this week. They don’t want to divulge too many details as they want to keep this special moment private. For the same reason, apart from close family and friends, nobody has been informed about the hospital Genelia is in,” shares the source.

Riteish and Genelia met in 2003 on the sets of their debut film Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003). Rumours about them being in a relationship started doing the rounds right after the release of the film, but the couple didn’t acknowledge it till just a couple of months before they tied the knot in 2012.

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