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Tom Delonge welcomes 2nd child - family a greater priority than Blink-182

Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom Delonge and his wife, Jennifer, have welcomed their second child on Wednesday (August 16) in Los Angeles, People reports. Jonas Rocket DeLonge weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz., and measured 20 1/2 inches. Delonge, who also has a 4-year-old daughter, Ava Elizabeth, acknowledges that one of the reasons he left Blink-182 is because he no longer wanted to tour as much as bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker did. But the guitarist told us that he has no regrets that his family became a greater priority than the band: "I found myself at a kind of crossroads in my life where I couldn't see myself doing this the same way I've been doing it with the Blink guys 'cause I was constantly compromising being with my family or just being the family man I wanted to be. I couldn't do it anymore. It just wasn't worth it to me." 

The newborn tyke was delivered at a Los Angeles-area hospital at 5:03 p.m., tipping the scales at seven pounds, three ounces and topping out at 20 and 1/2 inches.

According to DeLonge's rep, the bouncing boy earned his unusual--though maybe not comparatively--middle name thanks to his big sis, who began referring to her unborn sibling as Rocket after finding out her mama was expecting.

It's the second child and first son for the couple, who welcomed daughter Ava Elizabeth on July 15, 2002. 

LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge has become a dad again.

Jonas Rocket was born on Wednesday (16.08.06) in a Los Angeles hospital, and weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs 13 oz.

It is the second child for Tom and his designer wife, Jennifer. They already have a four-year-old daughter, Ava Elizabeth.

The new mum recently revealed why the couple picked the unusual name for their son.

She explained: "Rocket is a nickname that my daughter came up with shortly after we found out I was pregnant. We have called the baby Rocket for several months, evveryone seems to love it."

Jennifer has also previously admitted that Ava was looking forward to having a little brother.

She added: "She is so excited. She can't wait to teach him all the goofy things she does."

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