The Italian model-turned-actress welcomed her first child with husband Brian Perri

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Elisabetta Canalis Gives Birth


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Elisabetta Canalis is officially a mom!

The Italian model-turned-actress, 36, gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Los Angeles, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Born at 3:43 a.m. in Los Angeles, Skyler Eva Perri weighed in at 6 lbs., 12.3 oz. and measures 19.5 inches long. “Elisabetta and Skyler are both healthy and Elisabetta is tanto felici [very excited],” her rep tells PEOPLE.

“My life is full of love because of you. Welcome into the world our lil Skyler Eva,” she wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of her husband Brian Perri snuggling with their daughter.

In a second snapshot of her newborn’s lips and hand, Canalis writes, “Thanks guys for sending me so much love during these past months.”

The former Dancing with the Stars contestant, who married Perri, a doctor, last year, had previously spoken to PEOPLE about maintaining her fitness regimen while pregnant.

“What I like is that Pilates really defines the muscles,” she said back in August. “I don’t do pregnancy classes. I take regular advanced classes!”

As for her pregnancy cravings, Canalis said that she had become obsessed with bread pudding and “potatoes any way you can cook them.”

“I would love to crave spinach, but it’s not going to happen,” she added.

Canalis’ work schedule won’t slow down now that she’s given birth. She had previously said that she has to shoot a fashion campaign in Italy two months after she was set to give birth.

Meanwhile, her famous ex, George Clooney, celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary with Amal Clooney over the weekend. (Canalis and Clooney dated from 2009 to 2011.)

“We are both happily married, and I think we both wish the best for each other,” she previously said of Clooney. “I wish the best for him, I’m sure he wishes the best for me.”

— Maria Mercedes Lara with reporting by Sarah Michaud