Liane Bonin
September 18, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Now Colin Farrell, 27, really has something to raise a pint about. The ”S.W.A.T.” star became a father Friday when his onetime girlfriend, model Kim Bordenave, gave birth to a 7 pound, 9 ounce baby boy at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles.

Unfortunately Farrell wasn’t around to witness the birth, but not because he started celebrating early. The star was in Morocco filming Oliver Stone’s epic about Alexander the Great, ”Alexander,” which will be released in Nov. 2004.

Even though Farrell didn’t make the scene, ”He had family members standing in and is longing to see his new son and couldn’t be happier,” Susan Patricola, Farrell’s publicist, said in a statement. A name will be chosen for the little guy when he meets his dad face to face.

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