By peoplestaff225
Updated June 12, 2009 08:00 AM
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It’s a girl! Guiding Light actress Jessica Leccia and her husband Brian Malloy are first-time parents after welcoming a daughter on Wednesday, June 10th, a rep for CBS confirms to CBB. Ivy Lola Malloy entered the world at 9:10 a.m., weighing in at 8 lbs., 6 oz. Jessica’s due date had been June 16th.

The soap opera star had announced her pregnancy in December. In February, the expectant mama admitted she had returned to an old habit: ice cream! “I hadn’t eaten it in awhile, but I’m back on it, like a drug,” she said. “It’s bad, but it’s so good.”

Jessica, 33, has portrayed the character of Natalia Rivera since joining Guiding Light in 2007. She and Brian, 37, were married last May in Puerto Rico.

— Anya