Eric Dane & Rebecca Gayheart Debut Billie Dane

I have to say that US Weekly was very smart by featuring a shirtless Eric Dane with his newborn daughter, Billie Beatrice Dane, on the cover of their latest issue.

McDreamy, seen here doing some shopping while remaining hot in Beverly Hills on April 28, 2010, told US Weekly, “She’s beautiful. When she came out, she was really alert and her eyes were open. The doctor gave her to her mom, and I was so … you know, I was obviously very emotional.”

Giving birth March 3 at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center “was an overwhelming moment — probably the greatest moment in my life thus far,” adds Rebecca Gayheart, 38. “We felt so blessed. The moment we’ve been waiting for finally came.”

Dane says that fatherhood has been “life changing. It changes how you look at things and how you feel about things. I like to think of myself as an artist — but now I’m working for my kid. Now I’m a father. I’ve got a lunch pail, I go to work and I come home and I make sure my kid is taken care of, and I make sure my wife is take care of. Childbirth is a miracle,” he adds, “and we’ve created this life.”

Hopefully when shooting the birthing video, they taped over the sex nude tape, so little Billie will never have to witness that hot mess.