November 06, 2006 12:00 PM

Trease Alynette Baker

Oct. 6, 2006

6 lbs. 6 oz.

19 in.

On The Amazing Race 6, Jonathan Baker and Victoria Fuller’s near-violent clashes sometimes freaked fans. So it’s no surprise that, at the moment, their house echoes with screams and sobs. This time, though, the famously volatile couple are simply trying to soothe newborn daughter Trease Alynette, who in turn seems to have helped her parents chill out more. “Having a baby was the most spiritual moment of my life,” says Baker. “The universe opens up and smiles on you.”

Her parents say Trease, born Oct. 6 with her dad’s dark hair and her mom’s hands and feet, makes them work better as a team than they did onscreen. “It’s two-thirds Victoria, one-third me, because she’s the caretaker,” says filmmaker and L.A. spa owner Baker, 44, who admits pressuring Fuller into starting a family (he’s 11 years her senior). “But I’ve gotten in there: I feed Trease, I change the diapers.” Adds Fuller, 33, an artist and former Playboy Playmate: “Jon catches me in the nick of time, when I think I can’t go anymore.”

While the couple feel Race didn’t capture the true nature of their relationship—”We don’t fight,” says Baker—Fuller says the show strengthened their bond and prepped her for parenthood. “I equate it to Race—you’re constantly up and down and on a weird schedule trying to sleep when you can,” says Fuller. “It’s all part of the adventure.”

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