The couple announced that the child was named in honour of the Home Alone star’s late sister Dakota, who died in 2008 at the age of 29.
The new parents told Esquire they were “overjoyed” with their new child, who weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, at birth.
Macaulay and Brenda have been romantically linked since they met in Thailand on the set of the film Changeland in 2017, and said in early 2020 that they were working on starting a family.
Macaulay told Esquire at the time that he and Brenda would “practice a lot” when it came to family planning.
“We’re figuring it out, making the timing work,” he told the publication. “Because nothing turns you on more than when your lady comes into the room and says, ‘Honey, I’m ovulating.’”
In that same interview, Brenda gushed about her partner and insisted that “people don’t realise how incredibly kind and loyal and sweet and smart he is.”
“Truly what makes Mack so special is that he is so unapologetically Mack,” she said. “He knows who he is, and he’s 100% OK with that. And that to me is an incredibly sexy quality. He’s worked really hard to be the person he is.”
Congratulations to the happy couple — and welcome to the world, baby Dakota!