Sarah Jessica Parker
01/21/2008 AT 07:30 AM EST
From Mr. Big to Mr. Mom – Chris Noth has a lovely little distraction from the steadily building buzz surrounding the Sex and the City
The actor's longtime girlfriend, Tara Wilson, gave birth
to son Orion Christopher Noth on Jan. 18. And his on-screen flame, Sarah Jessica Parker
, was quick to join in the chorus of well wishes.
"I'm thrilled for him because I think, first of all, he's going to make a wonderful, wonderful father," she told Entertainment Tonight
The 42-year-old actress – who's at the Sundance Film Festival to promote her romantic comedy Smart People
, costarring Dennis Quaid – added: "He found a lovely lady to have a child with. It's the perfect time for him and I think he's very ready."