The Hunger Games and American Beauty actor Wes Bentley has revealed he's become a father for the second time with wife Jacqui Swedberg.


The couple welcomed their new daughter back in June but had kept things under wraps for four months


Wes' rep finally confirmed the happy news to Us Weekly yesterday.


The new arrival, Brooklyn, will be a little sister for Wes and Jacqui's other child, three-year-old Charles.



Before playing terrifying gamemaker Seneca Crane in the first Hunger Games film, Wes made a name for himself with his role as Ricky Fitts in the 1999 Oscar-winning American Beauty.


However an addiction to heroin and cocaine spanning ten years meant he was rarely in the spotlight afterwards. "I came to Hollywood and I got caught up in all the glitz and glamour of the nightlife,” he said in an interview about his decade-long battle with hard drugs, which he finally beat in 2009.


“All the stuff I had no idea about in Arkansas. In a way, it made me a little more prone to it. It was like looking behind the curtain. And I went behind the curtain and hung out.”


We're glad to hear Wes has moved on, and we wish the growing family all the best!



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