Cupid's Pulse Article: Former ‘Dallas’ Star Leonor Varela Welcomes a Baby BoyCupid's Pulse Article: Former ‘Dallas’ Star Leonor Varela Welcomes a Baby Boy

By Jennifer Ross

The sexy villain on TNT’s Dallas, Leonor Varela has a new and starring role as mother. According to People, Varela, 39, and producer Lucas Akoskin have received their first child together. Happy mom announced the news in both English and Spanish, via Twitter on Nov. 20. “Matteo V. Akoskin is finally in our arms! Matteo V. Akoskin llegó porfin a nuestros brazos!” Originally, a rep for Varela confirmed the pregnancy back in July to People.

What are some ways to announce the birth of your child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Once you newborn arrives, you will want to tell the entire world. A big question is how to do this. No longer are the days of passing out cigars and mailing announcement cards. Thanks to modern technology in communication, here are a few ways to spread your news:

1. Status update: One of the fastest ways to instantly inform your loved ones is by either updating your status on or tweeting a message through It’s simple and straight to the point. You can include your baby’s first photo. To be really ambitious, you and your mate can even update them periodically throughout the delivery.

2. Baby blog: If you and your partner want to share more than just a simple announcement, you can create a baby blog. This allows you to memorialize your baby’s entire life, from pregnancy onward, through including multiple photos, videos and writing your experience every step of the way.

3. Edibles: To send something more than just a baby announcement card via mail, you say it with sweets. It is easy to order online your favorite candy bars with your newborn’s birth information printed on the wrapper. To make the candy bars extra special, there are gourmet candy stores that will hand-stamp the chocolate bars with the announcement.

How did you announce your baby’s arrival? Share with us below.