Celebrity Parents Jared and Genevieve Cortese Padalecki Welcome Daughter Odette Elliott Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve welcomed their third child, and first daughter, on March 17 By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 27, 2017 12:55 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andrew Chin/Getty It’s a girl for Jared Padalecki! The Supernatural star, 34, and his wife Genevieve Cortese Padalecki welcomed daughter Odette Elliott Padalecki on Friday, March 17, the new mom announced Monday on Instagram. “Please welcome the newest Padalecki, Odette Elliott!!” she captioned a photo of her snuggling her newborn baby girl. Baby Odette has two built-in protectors already: big brothers Shepherd, 3, and Thomas Colton, 5. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. Padalecki spilled the beans about his third child on the way in November, speaking to Kelly Ripa about how he and Cortese Padalecki met (on the Supernatural set!) and how they were going to be expanding their family in March. “Tom and Shep can’t wait for ‘Sissy,’ ” the actor captioned a snap of his sons, embracing each other and sporting huge excited smiles. Cortese Padalecki shared a black-and-white belly photo on Instagram in early March, rocking a leather jacket while staring down at her bare baby bump. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRjNFOQgetH FROM COINAGE: The Most Expensive TV Shows of All Time One thing little Odette can look forward to when she starts walking? Family hikes around the Padalecki’s Austin, Texas, home. “TBT. Soon we’ll be 5 :)),” the Gilmore Girls alum captioned a March throwback photo of himself, his wife and their boys enjoying the great outdoors. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRa1G20gn7-/ “I am violently protective of my — I call it my off-time — when I’m not working,” Padalecki said in 2014 of being with his family. “I’m straight home and whether they’re in Vancouver or they’re in Seattle or wherever we happen to be I’m straight to them,” he added.