Justin Timberlake calls son Silas his 'greatest gift'

Justin Timberlake's Christmas wish list was fulfilled more than eight months ago after the birth of his first child, a baby boy named Silas. The singer expressed his joy over becoming a father in a special holiday message posted on his Instagram page. "This life…Truly the GREATEST gift ever. Hoping you are spending time with the ones you cherish and remembering that we are ALL family. Sending love from ours to yours. Merry Christmas, everyone!! – J and J and S," wrote the star alongside a picture of himself kissing his son's nose.

"This life...Truly the GREATEST gift ever," wrote Justin on his Instagram page.

This is a very special holiday for the 34-year-old as it is his first Christmas as a father. Talking to chat show host Jimmy Fallon about fatherhood he said, "[it’s] the most insanely amazing, most beautiful, unbelievable thing that can ever happen to you," before revealing that his son’s first word was "dada."

The upcoming year is going to be very busy for the new parents. Justin’s wife, Jessica Biel is opening up a children’s restaurant in Los Angeles called Au Fudge. After the launch of the eatery the actress will be heading to the studio to record the voice of Vix for a new animated movie called Spark. The project will also feature the voices of Susan Sarandon, Hilary Swank and Patrick Stewart.

Justin and Jessica will celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary in 2016. Photo: © Getty Images

Justin will be taking more time away from music and will also be lending his voice to an animated film. The Cry Me A River singer will be voicing the character of Branch in the family film Trolls alongside Hollywood actress Anna Kendrick.

With such a busy year coming up Justin and Jessica have enjoyed spending quality time with their son during the festive period. At the beginning of the month the proud parents took the little boy on his first visit to Santa’s Grotto.

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