There’s a new pretty little
liar baby in Rosewood! On Monday (October 8), Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams announced that they’d welcomed their first child, a daughter, in a pair of sentimental matching Instagram posts. Though each of the proud new parents wrote their own sweet message about their daughter, they both shared the same photo, a close-up shot of the newborn’s tiny hand holding onto her parents’ fingers.
“I cannot express how grateful I am. To the people who have protected us and kept our growing family safe and respected our privacy. To our tribe for expanding with grace and exponential amounts of love. To my @halfadams for being so supportive during every moment of my pregnancy and her birth,” the Pretty Little Liars star captioned her post. “And to whatever incredible force of fate that brought this baby girl into our lives. I couldn’t be more proud to be her mother. To bring a new girl into this world and to do my best to raise her to be kind, strong and whatever the heck she wants to be.”
Adams echoed his wife’s gratitude and excitement in his own post. “The world just got 8lbs heavier. Thank you to everyone who fought for and protected our privacy during this incredible and beautiful time in our lives. Everyone is happy and healthy and loving every moment of this,” he wrote. “I could not be more excited to bring a baby girl into this world at this moment. We will raise her to be powerful, to always speak her mind and heart and to live without fear. It’s a brand new day and a brave new world and they are both beautiful.”
Bellisario and Adams, who tied the knot in [December 2016](/story/pretty-little-liars-troian-bellisario-fort-day-wedding-hashtag, never actually confirmed they were expecting a child, though several tabloids began speculating about her pregnancy earlier this year. Despite keeping their exciting news under wraps until their daughter’s arrival, Adams did tell Entertainment Tonight in July that he and Bellisario were looking forward to expanding their family someday. “We talk about it all the time, obviously, and when the time is right, the time will be right. You know, we’re not going anywhere,” he said at the time, adding that they’re “very much in love and excited for everything that comes next.”