Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have become parents for the second time.
The 38-year-old actress gave birth to a baby boy earlier this week and is currently holed up with the newborn, her singer husband Timberlake, 39, and eldest son Silas, five.
We understands Biel’s mother Kimberly Conroe Biel, 65, has also spent much of the past week with her daughter and newest grandchild.
At Kimberley’s Salida, Colorado, home on Saturday, a friend revealed she plans to stay with Biel and Timberlake until Sunday and confirmed the sex of the new baby.
Representatives for both Timberlake and Biel have been contacted for comment.
Timberlake and Biel have not been pictured publicly since March and are thought to have been staying at their home in Big Sky, Montana, since March 25.
An Instagram photo posted that day by Timberlake shows Biel from a distance standing in a snowy valley surrounded by mountains.
With the exception of that post, no photos showing Biel from the waist down have been released since her birthday in March, when she would have been around four months pregnant.
Those pictures, which appear to have been taken at the couple’s Los Angeles home, show Biel in her pajamas and shrouded in a loose robe while blowing out candles on a cake held by Timberlake.
Instead, the pair have focused their social media output on highlighting causes close to their hearts such as Black Lives Matter and justice for Breonna Taylor, while limiting images of themselves to throwback shots taken over the past year.
On July 4, Biel posted a video on Instagram from 2019 showing herself and Timberlake learning how to throw axes at targets.
She also posted a throwback snap of eldest son Silas – on his fifth birthday on April 8 – showing him slung over her shoulder and exhorting followers to donate to Save the Children and Feeding America.
Biel’s lookalike mother Kimberley has also featured in several of her posts, including one put online to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.
The birth of the couple’s new son comes just eight months after Timberlake was caught canoodling with his co-star Alisha Wainwright, 31, during a night out in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Timberlake and Wainwright were filming NFL movie Palmer at the time, in which they play lovers.
Photos from their night out in the Big Easy show Wainwright touching Timberlake’s knee before he was snapped taking hold of her hand.
Onlookers told the Sun Timberlake, who was not wearing his wedding ring, appeared to have been drinking heavily but said he and Wainwright ‘were smiling and laughing’.
Two weeks later, Timberlake apologized to Biel for the indiscretion with a public mea culpa posted on Instagram in which he admitted to drinking too much on the night in question.
In it, he said: ‘I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family, I feel it is important to address recent rumors that are hurting the people I love.
‘A few weeks ago, I displayed a strong lapse in judgement – but let me be clear – nothing happened between me and my co-star.
‘I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior. I should have known better. This is not the example I want to set for my son.
‘I want to apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be.
‘This was not that. I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make the movie and excited for people to see it.’
Neither Biel nor Wainwright have ever publicly addressed the incident, with Biel instead continuing to focus on her acting work.
She does appear to have forgiven Timberlake, however, and has used her social media to declare her love for him and their older son Silas.
On Valentine’s Day, she posted a photo of the pair, with the caption: ‘My valentines [heart emoji]. Love you guys to the [moon emoji].’
On May 10, she posted another family snap which appears to have been taken in Montana, and which read: ‘These two people make being a momma the greatest job in the whole world! The moments spent with you are truly the most precious and funniest and glorious times of my life.
‘I love you both so much.’