Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have welcomed their first child on the same day that Bardem was nominated for an Academy Award.

Spanish magazine Hola! reports that the 36-year-old actress gave birth to the baby boy yesterday. The child's name is not yet known. The baby was born in Los Angeles at the world-renowned Cedars Sinai hospital.

The couple, who began dating in 2007 after starring together in the Woody Allen movie 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', married at a low-key ceremony in the Caribbean last July.

Bardem, 41, was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar yesterday for his performance in 'Biutiful', along with Jeff Bridges ('True Grit'), Jesse Eisenberg ('The Social Network'), Colin Firth ('The King's Speech') and James Franco ('127 Hours').