Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song welcome their first baby, Dakota

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Marlee Matlin, Macaulay Culkin, and Brenda Song attend the sixth biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telecast at the Barkar Hangar on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Stand Up To Cancer)

Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song named their first child Dakota after his late brother.

Once a cautionary tale of the perils of child stardom, at 40, Macaulay Culkin is a father himself, On April 5, he and his girlfriend Brenda Song, 33, welcomed a son, Dakota.“We’re overjoyed,” the pair, who met on the set of Changeland in 2017, gushed.

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The actor shot to stardom as the cheek-slapping Kevin in 1990’s Home Alone, but behind the scenes, he suffered years of abuse at the hands of his own father(“just a bad dude,” Mack calls him) and dabbled with drugs. “I played with fire, I guess is the best way to put it,” he’s said. All that is behind him now.“He’sfinally overcome his demons,” an insider tells.

“Brenda has been a huge influence on his life and helped him get back on the straight and narrow.”He’s even pursuing acting again, shooting season 10 of American Horror Story. Says the pal, “His life has taken such a positive turn.