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Surprise! Terrence Howard is a new dad.

The "Empire" star revealed on June 15 that he and his wife, Mira, welcomed a baby boy a month ago. The couple named their boy Qirin Love, which is a nod to a mythical creature called the qilin from Chinese culture.

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"He's beautiful and strong and a whirlwind and my wife is so happy," he told Access Hollywood.

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Now a month into parenting their first child together, Terrence and Mira already have a routine down.

"She has to be up with him all throughout the day," said the actor. Joking, he added, "I wasn't born with boobs, I've started growing some recently."

Terrence, meanwhile, is on night watch.

"I pull night duty, so that she can sleep," he said. "I keep him with me and will take some of the pre-pumped, you know, breast cheese, whatever you want to call it."

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Qirin is the actor's fourth child. He and Mira were married in 2013.