James Denton's wife ERIN O'BRIEN had such an easy time delivering her daughter MALIN last week (ends25MAR05), she's given her husband full permission to go out and boast about it.

The Desperate Housewives hunk and his wife of two years welcomed their second child into the world on 22 March, and both were relieved at the ease of the delivery, after such a tough labour with their two-year-old son SHEPPHARD.

Denton: says, "This labour was much easier (than my son's). She even told me I could say that. She gave me permission to say it was an easy labour. How about that?

"Our son was horrible and this girl almost delivered herself."

30/03/2005 09:05