January 22, 2012 11:00 AM

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Looks like big brother Theo guessed right!

Bryce Dallas Howard and husband Seth Gabel welcomed a daughter on Thursday, Jan. 19, Bryce’s proud father, movie director Ron Howard, Tweeted on Saturday.

Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel born Jan 19 2012 8lbs 6oz. Bryce & Baby B are spectacular. Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear, ” the filmmaker wrote.

In August, The Help star, 30, told Jay Leno that her 4½-year-old son predicted that his new sibling was going to be a girl, but she and Gabel kept mum even after finding out the sex of the baby in September.

The actress — who also recently appeared in Twilight: Eclipse — has spoken candidly about the postpartum depression she suffered after giving birth to Theo in 2007. But in September, she described feeling euphoric during her second pregnancy.

— Liz Raftery and Stephen M. Silverman

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