By peoplestaff225
Updated May 15, 2004 12:48 PM

Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, have welcomed their first child into the world, Apple Blythe Alison.

The actress gave birth to her daughter after a "long labour" on Friday. The baby weighed 9 pounds 11 ounces and both mother and baby are said to be doing fine.

A spokesman for Martin, Murray Chalmers, said: "Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are delighted to announce the birth of their first child. Both mother and baby are very well."

The celebrity couple said they were ecstatic over the birth of their daughter.

Martin said: "We are 900 miles over the moon, and we’d like to thank everyone at the hospital who have looked after us amazingly."