Atkins Becomes A Christmas Day Mom

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December 27, 2011 | 9:10pm EST

Actress Essence Atkins received an extra special present over the holidays after giving birth to a baby on Christmas Day.
The Deliver Us From Eva star and her businessman husband Jaime Mendez became proud parents to a baby boy on Sunday.

Atkins took to her page to share her happy news with fans, writing, “Found (happiness)… our 1st baby, a beautiful healthy boy, was born on Christmas Day! Blessing… All I can say is this: God is so generous!”

The couple married in 2008 after meeting on an online dating website.