Cory Hardrict and Tia Mowry
06/28/2011 AT 02:05 PM EDT
Special delivery for Tia Mowry!
star, 32, and husband Cory Hardrict welcomed a son on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her rep tells PEOPLE. He weighed in at 8 lbs.
Mowry announced the pregnancy
in January, telling PEOPLE
she felt "sexy and empowered."
Although baby has now arrived, Mowry's pregnancy will be televised when she and her twin sister Tamera return to the airwaves on their new reality show, Tia & Tamera
, premiering in August on the Style Network.
"I think she secretly thinks my son is her son too! I mean, twins share everything, right?" Mowry joked recently
. "She is always kissing, rubbing, patting and hugging my belly."
Mowry and Hardrict, also an actor, tied the knot
in April 2008 in Santa Barbara.
Reporting by BLAINE ZUCKERMAN