Guiding Light's Jessica Leccia Welcomes Daughter Ivy Lola

06/12/2009 at 08:00 AM ET
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It’s a girl! Guiding Light actress Jessica Leccia and her husband Brian Malloy are first-time parents after welcoming a daughter on Wednesday, June 10th, a rep for CBS confirms to CBB. Ivy Lola Malloy entered the world at 9:10 a.m., weighing in at 8 lbs., 6 oz. Jessica’s due date had been June 16th.

The soap opera star had announced her pregnancy in December. In February, the expectant mama admitted she had returned to an old habit: ice cream! “I hadn’t eaten it in awhile, but I’m back on it, like a drug,” she said. “It’s bad, but it’s so good.”

Jessica, 33, has portrayed the character of Natalia Rivera since joining Guiding Light in 2007. She and Brian, 37, were married last May in Puerto Rico.

— Anya

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Laura on

Cute name!!! That’s how Gerard Way should have named his daughter!😉

Carole on


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Congratulations to Jessica and Brian. Welcome to the world baby Ivy. Such a beautiful name!!

Brooklyn on

Congratulations to them! I’m kind of undecided if I liked the name or not, but I think I do!

Ndasky on

Congratulations to Jessica and Brian. Welcome to the world Ivy! :o)

karie on

congratulations Jessica and Brian!!!

Tina on

at first i thought the name was weird:S but after a while i really like it! congrats to them:)

Lisa on

Congrats to Jessica and Brian! Personally, I find the name to be a tongue twister…

Sam & Freya's Mum on

Laura, ITA. All subjective of course and know some people like Bandit’s name as saw the post on her birth, but personally don’t. Think it’s a pretty name, even if it doesn’t flow that smoothly, both names IMO, but like the names individually.

Deborah on

Congraduations to Jessica and Brian for their new baby daughter.The name is so cute.I am sure the baby looks like Jessica. BEAUTIFUL

Sheelagh Gladwin on

Congratulations to Jessica & Brian and your new baby girl.
I love the choice of Ivy for the baby. Both my husband and my grandmothers were named Ivy so it is a personal favourite name of mine.
I wish you every happiness in the world as a family.

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