08/20/1990 at 01:00 AM EDT
For days the event was wrapped—or rather swaddled—in secrecy. First came reports that Bruce Springsteen, 40, and Patti Scialfa, 37, had become the doting parents of a 7-lb., 9-oz. boy. But the Boss's camp wouldn't divulge where the birth had taken place, or even when. Baby Boss was a week old before complete details of his debut became public: He was born in the U.S.A. on July 25—at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center—and named Evan James.
Since then, the littlest E-Streeter has been encamped with his parents at their Hollywood Hills home, while they ready their $14 million Beverly Hills estate—a 10,000-square-foot pink-stucco villa with a separate guest house that may become one of the world's largest nurseries. It's a long way from his parents' native New Jersey, but back in Asbury Park, nobody is worried that Evan James will be a poor little rich kid. "I remember when Bruce used to sit my little sister on his lap and tell her stories—he's going to be the greatest daddy," says Karen Cassidy, a Springsteen ex. With such fatherly devotion, the Boss is sure to find a cure for infant colic: No doubt the coming months will find him dancin' in the dark with his newborn heir.