The couple welcomed their first child together, daughter Chanel Nicole, on Saturday, Nov. 28, their rep confirms to PEOPLE. Born at 11:47 a.m. in Englewood, New Jersey, the baby girl weighed in at 5 lbs., 7 oz. and measured 18 inches long.
“Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole,” Austin announced on Twitter. “A beautiful healthy 5.7 pound baby girl.”
Added Ice-T, “Ladies and Gentlemen! Please allow me to introduce to the World … Baby Chanel 5.7 pounds. Love is Love.”
Baby Chanel is the couple’s first child together and the third for Ice-T, 57, who is already father to adult children Tracy and Letesha from previous relationships.
Doctors initially told Austin, 36, her pregnancy could be high-risk due to high blood pressure. The news caused her to reevaluate her health and make her body a “healthy zone,” she told PEOPLE in July.
She also recently opened up to PEOPLE about how she plans to raise a stylish daughter.
“She’s a shoe freak already,” Austin said. “She has a vast collection of shoes. It’s pretty amazing.”
Austin added, “I just think, Mom has a nice closet, why not Chanel have a nice closet? She’s already got her little ready-made heels [to be] walked out the hospital with.”
The new mom also talked about feeling ready for this new “chapter in [her] life.”
“I think it’s time. I think I’m in that stage in my life where I need this,” she shared. “I’ve done everything in my life pretty much career-wise and … I’ve been in a happy marriage for 15 years. It feels really, really good.”
She continued, “It’s time for me to make this big jump. I can’t wait to have a little character running around the house. It’s just meant to be.”
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