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CHRISTMAS DELIVERY! Essence Atkins WELCOMES Her NEW BABY BOY!

Actress Essence Atkins kept to her originally slated Christmas due date and gave birth to a bouncing bundle of joy this past Sunday.  Deets on the new mom and expanding family inside...

The 39-year-old "Are We There Yet?" sitcom actress had the best Christmas present ever.  She and her husband of 2 years, Jamie Mendez, welcomed their new baby boy named Varro into the world on Christmas Day.  She tweeted just minutes ago after changing her tagline to "Pursuing Happiness":

Found it...our 1st baby, a beautiful healthy boy, was born on Christmas Day!#blessing

Sweet!  Varro is usually a Latin surname meaning durable & strong.

The actress told Essence.com previously that her pregnancy was a pretty easy path:

I didn’t have any morning sickness, everything has been extremely well. The only thing I changed was that I stopped working out. All of our friends are like, "You guys are just getting started while our [kids] are off to college," but it’s like I lived my life, I’ve taken trips to Paris for just 30 hours and came back, I’ve popped bottles, I’ve done it all, now I’m just ready and looking forward to being a mom.
 

Check out her pregnancy pics HERE.  Congrats to Essence & Jamie!

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I'm so happy for the both of

I'm so happy for the both of them. I've always enjoyed Essence A. in her movies and interviews. She is such a breath of fresh air. I don't know much of her husband but I'm sure he's a good guy if she chose him. I wish them a long, happy and blessed union.
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39..wow..congrats to her...u

39..wow..congrats to her...u make the rules...if u wanna have babies later in life more power to u..
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"She and her husband of 2

"She and her husband of 2 years, Jamie Mendez, welcomed their new baby boy named Varro into the world on Christmas Day" Time flys i remember when their wedding was featured on ESSENCE.COM i can't believe it's been two years
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39?? She looks great!

39?? She looks great! Jennifer Beals had her daughter at like 43 or something and she looks awesome. You couldn't even tell she was pregnant. Someone women can do that. Congrats to them both!!!
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In the bible days and in my

In the bible days and in my grandmama days they were having babies at even later than 39. We need to stop limiting God. Go Essence and Congrats on you & the hubby's new bundle of joy! Praise Him!
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Essence done made her a

Essence done made her a marriage, huh? She seems like she probably takes control of that relationship. Homegirl was tired of being lonely, took the initiative to find her a man....LOL Also, he does look a little Barack Obama-ISH in that pic. I'm sure the baby is a cutie-patootie....congrats
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That's great! So that's why

That's great! So that's why AWTY has been on hiatus. Can't wait to see her working again. She's a great actress.
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OMG.... look at that HAIR on her tummy !! is that a black woman thing ?? no wonder black guys like white girls ;)
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Really, is that why ...Damn

Really, is that why ...Damn and thought it was because we didnt want their ass!!! Go read a book dumb a$$!!
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Tell that Becky she needs to read a book plus stop taking sloppy 2nds rejected self hating men and making them King in her life!
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At least it doesn't shed and smell like a wet dog trailer park trash
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Congrats but I'd hate 2 be

Congrats but I'd hate 2 be born on Xmas day. That baby is gonna get cheated out of so many gifts and bday attention. lol
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YOU SOUND LIKE A MAJOR DUMB

YOU SOUND LIKE A MAJOR DUMB ASS!!! IT'S THAT DAY BABY JESUS WAS BORN, NOT THE DAY YOU GET PRESENTS.
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CONGRATS TO THE HAPPY

CONGRATS TO THE HAPPY COUPLE!!!
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I know that's an adorable

I know that's an adorable baby. I love that she got all her fun & games out of the way before she got pregnant.
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Congratulations Essence!

Congratulations Essence!
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Congrats Essence!!!
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Congrats I always thought of

Congrats I always thought of Essence A as the older not so cute bug eyed sister of Tia and Tamera. Her voice is so annoying as ever. I hope this wannabe she meet over the internet really loves her and is not in it for her money! We shall see
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i thought so too. she did look like them when she was on Smart Guy with their lil brother.
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Congrats and best wishes to their family!
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White on black love is so beautiful :)~
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Best gift ever. Congrats.

Best gift ever. Congrats.
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woooooo buddy he is fine

woooooo buddy he is fine
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Congrats!

Congrats!
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I thought her husband was

I thought her husband was barrack obama for quick second...got a little nervous there!
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Always liked her...

Always liked her... Congrats!!
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Congrats!!! Beautiful

Congrats!!! Beautiful
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