When Donald Faison and wife CaCee Cobb welcomed their first child together Thursday, he was showered with love from her best friend Jessica Simpson, whose 15-month-old daughter Maxwell inspired CaCee to become a mom. (Bonus: The new arrival also has an instant BFF in her six-week-old son Ace!)


“Maxwell is such a beautiful child,” Donald Faison, 39, tells me during EA’s Real Racing 3 event in San Diego. “I think anybody who has spent any time with Maxwell or any baby—once you feel the love from a tiny baby who’s pretty much helpless in your arms, once you feel their love and their trust in you, you want that for yourself.”

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Not only is Jessica spoiling her in “every and any way,” but she is expected to be named as a godparent. (“I hope so,” he says.) Plus, the little guy will also get backup from one of his Scrubs co-stars.

“I asked Zach Braff to be the godfather,” says Donald, who has three children from a previous marriage. “I wish that would happen. We’ll see.”

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“There’s going to be a lot of kids running around,” he says. “It’s cool that my child will be born into a group of friends the day he is born. I think that’s what it’s about. The say it takes a village to raise a kid, and slowly but surely, we’re building our own little village, too.”

Still, Donald and CaCee will be fine on their own.

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“She’s the most amazing person I’ve ever met—I love her,” he says. “I know she’ll be a great mom because of that. I’m excited to be on this journey with her, and experience everything with her for the first time. I pray every night that it’s going to be wonderful, and I have a feeling that it will.”

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