It’s a girl! Actress Paz Vega and her husband Orson Salazar welcomed their second child on Friday, July 17th, the Spanglish star confirms. As was planned, daughter Ava Salazar was born in Madrid and weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz.

“Paz and Ava are both healthy and enjoying being at home,” her rep Marcel Pariseau confirms to Celebrity Baby Blog. “Paz and Orson are both so excited about the new addition to their young family.”

Due to the baby’s positioning, Paz needed to undergo a cesarean to deliver her daughter. “She was transverse in my womb, so they had to perform a c-section,” the actress explained in interviews with the Spanish press.

While the 33-year-old is “happy” that the delivery went perfectly, she laughs that baby Ava is keeping everyone on their toes with her voracious appetite.

The new baby joins big brother Orson, 2, who is happily taking on his new role. “He hasn’t had any type of rejection toward the baby,” reports Paz. “On the contrary, he gets close to her … and says, ‘Ava, my baby!'” before running off to play in the garden adjoining the hospital room.

The new family of four will remain in Madrid until mid-September, at which point they will then head to Los Angeles to raise their children.

Rumors of a pregnancy began in December, with Paz later confirming she was expecting and revealing baby-on-the-way was a girl.


— Anya