Glee star Heather Morris has welcomed her first child after giving birth to a baby boy, Elijah.

The 26-year-old TV star revealed the news that she was starting a family with her long-term boyfriend Taylor Hubbell in April of this year.

US Weekly has received confirmation that she gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend and the couple have decided to call him Elijah.

The pair are yet to tie the knot but are expected to get married soon. Morris said in an interview in 2011: "I want to marry him so bad. That's what I really care about.

"I want to marry Taylor and have kids with him. I love acting, but if it affects my relationship, then I won't continue doing it."

Over the summer, Heather celebrated a star-studded baby shower with her Glee friends Naya Rivera, Lea Michele and Amber Riley.

Taking time out to enjoy her new role as a mother, Heather won't be returning as Brittany S. Pierce in the new season of the show.

She and her original castmates Amber, Mark Salling and Harry Shum Jr. have changed from starring status to guest starring roles for the fifth season.