updated 09/18/2009 AT 6:45 PM ET
•originally published 09/26/2009 AT 11:30 AM ET
It’s been three and a half weeks since David Boreanaz and wife Jaime Bergman welcomed their second child, daughter Bardot Vita, and everyone is “happy and healthy,” the Bones star tells PEOPLE’s Celebrity Baby Blog. “It’s all good.”
Enjoying a short break at FOX s Eco-Casino party on Monday, Boreanaz compared the transition into fatherhood to the situation his character of Seeley Booth is working through on Bones, calling it a “very interesting road … looking at love, finding it and trying to apply it to somebody who really is special.”
Costar Emily Deschanel added that the new dad was a little “nervous before the baby was born,” but is now “just so happy. He s excited to be a daddy again!” Calling baby Bardot “adorable,” the actress reveals that the proud papa is “always showing pictures of her [on set].”
The chemistry may be palpable between Boreanaz and Deschanel’s onscreen characters, but off camera, it’s David’s 7-year-old son, Jaden, with whom Emily has formed a tight bond.
“It sounds terrible,” jokes Deschanel, “but we play like stuntmen. Basically we pretend to beat each other up. It s so much fun. We tackle each other and it s fun. You can say we play football together!”
Bones airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.