The Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki welcomes first child with Alaina Meyer

Johnny Galecki is a dad for the first time after welcoming a baby boy with girlfriend Alaina Meyer.

The Big Bang Theory, 44, actor confirmed the joyous news alongside the first snap of their son, writing: ‘With full and grateful hearts we welcome our beautiful son into this incredible world.

‘Thank you for all of your love and support,’ he added, alongside a string of heart emojis.

Right on cue, fans rushed to congratulate the happy couple.

‘Congratulations,’ a follower replied. ‘Much love for your three (sic).’

‘Aww congratulations prince Johnny love you so much,’ one commented.

While another simply added: ‘Congrats! This will be your best role yet.’

This is the first baby for both Johnny and Alaina, 22, who have been together for a year and went public with their romance in September 2018.

The couple announced they were expecting back in May, with Galecki writing on Instagram: ‘We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we will soon be welcoming a little one into this crazy and wonderful world. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this celebratory time for us and our families.

‘There truly is love out there for all. We hope ours is the ember of yours, as we feel yours is the ember of ours.’

Weeks later, they confirmed they were having a boy, by throwing a paint-themed gender reveal party.

Alaina shared a sweet picture of herself sitting in her boyfriend’s lap in the paint-splattered overalls to her Instagram story and wrote:

‘To all those who voted boy, you were right!’

Meanwhile, Johnny – who played Leonard Hofstadter on The Big Bang Theory – called the party ‘a day I’ll never forget’.

The actor had previously admitted he wanted a girl, as he appeared on The Talk earlier this month wearing pink nail polish.

Johnny said: ‘I get a little bored looking exactly the same way for nine and a half months every year playing Leonard.

‘So we wrapped and I threw some blue in my hair, then I got superstitious that I was manifesting a boy, when I kind of prefer a girl.’

He then joked: ‘Don’t play this tape for my child years from now!’ before saying his baby’s health was the most important thing.

And in June, Alaina hinted they had already named their son, as she shared a picture of herself cradling her bump with the caption: ‘Avery is off to his first metal concert.’

Johnny has plenty of free time to adapt to fatherhood, after The Big Bang Theory wrapped after 12 seasons in May.

In the finale, Johnny’s character Leonard was also set to be a father as Penny (played by Johnny’s ex Kaley Cuoco) announced she was pregnant.

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