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Jeremy Renner is officially a dad!

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The rumors of a baby on the way were true

Jeremy Renner is officially a dad! His daughter, Ava Berlin, was born on Thursday. The Bourne Legacy's star also confirmed that he indeed has a girlfriend whose identity has been kept private — until now.

Jeremy Renner

The ultra-private Jeremy Renner has officially confirmed to People that he is a dad. SheKnows reported the rumors that he and a former girlfriend were expecting a child back in January. However, those reports were never confirmed — until now.

Ava Berlin Renner was born on Thursday, weighing in at 7 pounds. Another interesting part of the announcement was the name of the mother: Sonni Pacheco. It was also confirmed by Renner's rep to the Los Angeles Times that Pacheco is his current — not former — girlfriend.

Fans of the Hurt Locker star received more information about his private life in one short birth announcement than they'd ever gotten before. Renner has tried to keep his private life out of his very public career.

A rep for the couple told People, "They are beyond thrilled. Mother and daughter are doing great."

Perhaps the confirmation of his daughter's arrival and the name of his girlfriend will end speculation about the actor's personal life. His insistence on privacy has led to rumors about the two-time Oscar winner possibly being gay.

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An infamous Hollywood Reporter interview back in April 2012 addressed the topic.

Renner adamantly responded with, "I want my personal life to be personal, and it's not f**king true. And I don't care if you're talking about things that are true, you're still talking about my personal life. How about I go peek in your window, take what underwear you wore last night, whose husband you were f**king, and shove that in the megaphone throughout your neighborhood? How does that feel?"

Now, let's hope the paparazzi respect his desire for privacy and do not try to snap his bundle of joy's first public photo. Clearly, The Bourne Legacy star does not seem the type to sell his child's picture to an entertainment magazine.

Image courtesy of Brian To/WENN.com
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