Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies Name Daughter Charlotte Easton

10/04/2013 at 05:00 PM ET

Rachael Leigh Cook Daniel Gillies Welcome Daughter Charlotte Easton
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Update: Charlotte Easton Gillies arrived Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9:02 a.m., PEOPLE confirms. She weighed in at 6 lbs., 15 oz.

Originally posted Sept. 29: She’s all that — with a baby!

Actress Rachael Leigh Cook and her husband, The Vampire Diaries actor Daniel Gillies, have welcomed their first child, the proud new papa Tweeted on Sunday.

“It’s a girl. The tiny new empress of my everything . She’s immaculate. We’re delirious,” he writes.

The couple — who announced they were expecting in May — were married in 2004, but it was only recently that the Perception star, 33, and Gillies felt ready to bring a baby into the mix.


“We’re both people who like kids, but we weren’t jumping up and down, like, ‘Oh my God, let’s start that chapter of our lives,'” Cook told PEOPLE in June. “There was just so much more both of us wanted to do.”

The mom-to-be — who admits pregnancy stirred up intense feelings for her husband — recently told PEOPLE.com blogger Marla Sokoloff she knew the sex, but wasn’t sharing.

“We didn’t plan to [find out] initially, but my husband and I have largely been apart for this thing, which was very difficult on several levels, so finding out the sex seemed like a good way to make it all seem more real,” she explained.

– Anya Leon

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Danielle Richard on

Aww Congrats to the new mommy and daddy on the birth of their baby girl :)

Kate on

Best.comment.by.a.new.dad.EVER! Congratulations to the new family!

Sherae on

Good for them! Congratulations!

Margaret on

congratulations to Rachael & Daniel!! “the tiny new empress of my everything” might be the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard!! many blessings to their new little family :)

Pappy O'Daniel Jr. on

Married nine years! An eternity in Hollywood terms…

Carrow on

Congratulations. Successfully married for nearly 10 years, financially stable, emotionally mature.

mariposa on

Congratulations to the proud parents!!!! Very happy for her!!!!

Sylvia on

Congratulations to the happy couple

Sara on

Love the announcement!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! Can’t wait to hear her name!

Anonymous on

Awesome!!

Lynda on

She has daddy wrapped around her little finger already. That is the cutest and sweetest thing I’ve ever read. Congratulations to the new mommy and daddy! :)

Congrats on

Gee…..marry young, stay focused on building your career and finances, have a little fun because you are still young, THEN have a baby at a good age after 9 years of marriage. How SO UN-Hollywood like. Congrats! You did it all right. Now you can just enjoy that beautiful baby of yours……others should take note of how it’s done correctly.

Lila on

Congrats to them. I think they are adorable. He plays such a serious character on the show, so I was surprised to find out what a goofball he is IRL.

Anna on

Super sweet announcement!! Congratulations to them!

robinepowell on

Congrats to them both.

Btw, Daniel Gillies is also on the Canadian TV series, Saving Hope. ;)

Laurie on

Congratulations to a beautiful family!

pinkrockstar on

awww :) congrats on your baby girl ! My birthday is also September 29th :)

Tyler’s Mom on

Congratulations!!

Carolline on

Charlotte Easton? Such a GORGEOUS name for a precious little girl! Congratulations, Rachael and Daniel!

Sarah on

Love the name!

milklovestea on

Awww such an adorable name! Funny how Freddie Prinze Jr’s daughter is also named Charlotte :)

Yvonne on

Oh my gosh, they didn’t name her Apple Moses Blue Ivy Speck Pilot Inspektor Moon Unit! Congrats on staying SANE while being a celebrity :)

vadahoppus on

LOVE HER!!!! So happy for them and what an adorable name they picked out!

Sylvia on

I love the name AND the fact that its a NORMAL name.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

Sherae on

I love them. Stable marriage and a normal baby name. Awesome

Anonymous on

Aww I love the name!! :D

brooke on

Adorable name

Eleonor on

Beautiful name!

Jan on

Didn’t Freddie Prinze Jr. also name his daughter Charlotte? And him and Rachel starred in She’s All That together! Fun facts :)

me on

Classy name, I really like it.

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