Troian Bellisario has welcomed her first child into the world! The former Pretty Little Liars star took to Instagram on Monday, October 8, to surprise her fans with the news that she and her husband, Patrick J. Adams, are now the proud parents of a baby girl.

The actress, who kept her pregnancy tightly under wraps, posted a photo of her hand encircling her newborn daughter’s, which appears to be holding onto Adams’ finger. “I cannot express how grateful I am. To the people who have protected us and kept our growing family safe and respected our privacy. To our tribe for expanding with grace and exponential amounts of love,” she wrote. “To my @halfadams for being so supportive during every moment of my pregnancy and her birth. And to whatever incredible force of fate that brought this baby girl into our lives.”

The Feed actress went on to share her hopes for her first child. “I couldn’t be more proud to be her mother,” she continued. “To bring a new girl into this world and to do my best to raise her to be kind, strong and whatever the heck she wants to be.”

Adams, whom Bellisario married in 2016, also shared the happy news with his Instagram followers, posting the same sweet pic and writing, “The world just got 8lbs heavier. Thank you to everyone who fought for and protected our privacy during this incredible and beautiful time in our lives. Everyone is happy and healthy and loving every moment of this.”

The Suits alum also echoed his wife’s sentiment about their daughter’s future, writing, “I could not be more excited to bring a baby girl into this world at this moment. We will raise her to be powerful, to always speak her mind and heart and to live without fear. It’s a brand new day and a brave new world and they are both beautiful.”

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