Jeffrey Donovan Welcomes a Daughter

12/18/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Jeffrey Donovan Welcomes a Daughter Jennifer Graylock/AP

Jeffrey Donovan has a lovely little new costar in his life — a baby girl!

The Burn Notice star, 44, and his wife Michelle are proud parents of their first child, a rep for Donovan tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“She is a healthy and happy baby girl, and we are incredibly blessed to have her in our lives,” the couple say in a statement.

No other details, including their daughter’s name, were immediately available.

A special two-hour season finale of Burn Notice, guest starring Sonja Sohn and Alex Carter, airs this Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on USA.

— Tim Nudd with reporting by Julie Jordan

FILED UNDER: Births , Exclusive

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Kellie on


Kaylin on

I love him! He’s such a spirited, kind guy and I’m glad his family is blessed with a new joy!

Charli on

Congrats! His wife looks a little like Jessica Alba.

Jeremy on

burn notice is awesome his wife looks hot

LeSigh on

Hooray! A new baby for Christmas. I love Jeffrey and Burn Notice – he’s such a sweetheart in real life. Congratulations, new Papa!

Denise on

His wife is gorgeous. If their daughter looks anything like her, she’ll be a very pretty girl.

Vanessa on

I didn’t even he was married!! Congrats!

sherquetta on


fanofboardwalkempire on

Congratulations to the happy family. What a joy to have a new little baby girl born at the Christmas season.

American Mom on

I never watched the show until a few weeks ago when I started on Netflix with the first episode & loved it! I went on a marathon and am SO hooked- he is gorgeous of course but also very talented. He plays the character so well & is so versatile. Very happy for him & his real life joy. I’m a new fan & wish him & his family the best.

Rachael on

Congrats! 🙂

Shannon on

He started dating her when she was 17 and he was 41. (She turned 21 two days before their wedding.) No other details were given, beyond in child’s gender, because he didn’t want anyone to start doing the math. Michelle was about 6 months pregnant when the married. Shotgun wedding anyone? He only made such a public announcement because Gabrielle let it slip, without realizing that he hadn’t attended to say a thing.

Meeee on

Ok so she was 20 when they married. And pregnant! OMG! It’s the end of the world! A 20 yr old got knocked up by her much older boyfriend…what ever shall we do??? Get a life grand(m)pa. (Shannon is so gender neutral…I’m gonna guess girl but ya never know.)

Marky on

Shannon, How many people are going “to start doing the math”??? Holy moley! What a silly post; you are worried about the fact they dated for nearly 4 years, and he’s older than she is? Well my aunt married at 18 to a man who was 54 and the father of 5, several of who were older than she was. They were happily married for at least 39 years and had 2 children. Pardon me for not having a melt-down over Jeffrey and Michelle’s marriage.

Anonymous on

Shannon- First of all, we don’t know if she was pregnant at all. They could have adopted for all we know! And second, if she IS 21, she looks VERY mature for her age! 😉

Anyway, congrats to them, and I hope they release the baby’s name soon!

Melissa on

Congrats! I love him and Burn Notice, i am so happy it was picked up for another season!

Bola on

Am soo happy for him.Jeffery is someone I love so much cos of the way he is in Burn Notice. Its a series am addicted to,the series gave me comfort and elated my spirit when I was going through a very hard time in my life. For this I say thank you ‘Michael western’ and may ur little girl be a bundle of joy to u just like u are to me.

Sara on

They definitely started dating when she was 17 and he was 41. I just read on another site to google “Jeffrey Donovan, Ed Hardy fashion show.” And sho’enough. 2009, there they are together. She’d turned 17 the month before. Not cute, not cute at all. #gross