May 02, 2012 11:00 PM

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When J.R. Martinez brought home the season 13 mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars last November, he was a proud man.

But nothing beats the feeling Martinez had when he and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones welcomed daughter Lauryn Anabelle Martinez on Wednesday evening, May 2 in Los Angeles.

“She’s already got a nickname — Belle,” Martinez, 28, tells PEOPLE of his newborn baby girl, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 oz. and is 21 inches long.

“She has a couple of cute little freckles on her cheeks, a full head of hair and the cutest little lips,” he continues.

“It’s just amazing to see her, finally. She’s beautiful.”

The Iraq war veteran and Gonzalez-Jones met when he landed a role on All My Children in 2008, and announced in December that they were expecting their first child.

“God has a tremendous sense of humor that he wants to continue to surround me with women,” Martinez said with a laugh, revealing that a baby girl was on the way.

— Monica Rizzo

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