Jennifer Aspen Welcomes Daughter Charlotte Sofia

07/09/2012 at 03:00 PM ET
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Jennifer Aspen is a mom!

The GCB star, 38, and her husband David O’Donnell have welcomed a daughter, the new parents confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born on June 10, the couple finalized the adoption of Charlotte Sofia O’Donnell on June 13.

“She takes our breath away and charms everyone who meets her,” the couple tell PEOPLE. “We have been waiting for her for a long time. We are so ecstatic she came to us.”

The proud parents — who tied the knot in 2006 — are thrilled with the arrival of their first child, but admit they are the ones who have been “blessed” by their baby girl.

“People say to us, ‘How nice of you to adopt and help a child in need.’ And we say, ‘No, you’ve got that backward. We needed her,'” Aspen, who is also known for her role as Daphne on Party of Five, explains. “We call her Jackpot Baby, she is everything you could ever wish for: Healthy, gorgeous, calm, sweet [and] loving.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan

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Cortney on

That show was cancelled…Isnt she better known for being on Party of Five?? Congrats on the baby!

lovely123 on

She looks older than 38, but it is probably the lighting. I have been hearing the name Charlotte and Scarlett a great deal lately. Pretty name.

Amy on

Love the name Charlotte!

Just my 2 cents on

I loved her on the GCB! Congratulations to David & Jennifer on their daughter

Anonymous on

AWWW, congrats to them! When I first saw the headline, I just assumed that she had given birth. I thought “Wow, another celeb who was able to keep her pregnancy quite until the end!” Then I saw that it was actually an adoption they’d announced.

I love their views on adoption, and hope to see pictures of the new arrival soon!

ddsfg on

I agree, Anonymous, I love their views on adoption. I’m so tired of people acting like those who adopt are saints, when in reality, they are only trying to expand their family and should be grateful for the child they get to raise.

Nance on

Let’s save our “hate” for things that really deserve it, OK? Can’t see what difference the spelling of this particular name makes. It’s lovely.

I also strongly agree with those stating their views on adoption. It really is a common occurrence and those who do it are not doing it for altruistic reasons, but because they want children, or want more children. And aren’t we all happy that there are people like them? I sure am.

My happiest congratulations go to the family and their beloved new daughter, no matter how her name is spelled.

Patti on

WTG! Who are you?

mom on

Sofia with an F is how you spell the name in Spanish.

Greek mom on

Sofia with an F is also how you spell the name in Greek

And Stefani with an F is also how you spell the name in Greek

Totally disagree with steFani – The same is spelled beautifully!

Sally on

How refresing! She has a husband too.

Cindy on

I am happy for them.

Jillian on

I find it interesting that SteFanie dislikes the spelling of SoFia…..

Mia on

I don’t know this woman but, my goodness, she is the oldest looking 38 I have ever seen.

ddsfg on

Actually, that’s what normal, non-Hollywood 38-year-olds look like. We’re just used to the celebrities with the plastic surgery . . .

Marky on

Congratulations to the Jennifer Aspen and her husband on their new baby daughter! Love her name, and look forward to seeing pictures when they are ready to share.

Mia, were/are you the teen who sits in the cafeteria and makes fun of all the people you THINK are not as stunning as you are? How unbelievably rude you are……. Jennifer Aspen looks just fine, and for once, we are not looking at someone who has either had $100K of plastic surgery and various chemicals shot into her face. Shame on you, and shame on your mother for not teaching you better manners.

meghan on

Mia, that’s what 38 looks like when it hasn’t been botoxed and tightened within an inch of it’s life. Just say congratulations on the new addition to her family or shut up.

Madison on

Such a pretty name. I prefer Sofia spelled like Sophia. Charlotte Sophia would have been better. 🙂

Misty on

I loved her on GCB (still mad that show got canceled), and loved to hate her on PoF! =D I love her and her husband’s view on their adoption and baby girl – “Jackpot baby”. 🙂 Best wishes to them.