Tamera Mowry-Housley Welcomes Daughter Ariah Talea
Things just got real: Tamera Mowry-Housley is a mom of two!
The actress and The Real co-host welcomed her second child, a daughter, with husband Adam Housley on Wednesday, July 1, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Ariah Talea Housley (her first name is pronounced like Mariah) — born at 2:54 p.m, weighing 10 lbs., 2 oz and measuring 20.5 inches — joins big brother Aden John Tanner, 2½.
“We are beyond overjoyed and blessed with our beautiful baby girl. Aden already made a welcome video for her,” the proud new parents tell PEOPLE.
It was Mowry-Housley, 36, who announced in January that the couple were expecting another baby, but it was the Fox News senior correspondent who spilled the beans on the baby’s sex.
Although the mom-to-be wanted to keep it a delivery surprise, her co-hosts convinced her to find out. “I am scared out of my mind. We are having a girl!” the dad-to-be announced on the show.
There was, however, one person that didn’t need any big reveals on Mowry-Housley’s pregnancy — because she already knew! “We have this thing where we wait until eight weeks because we want to make sure everything is okay,” Mowry-Housley told PEOPLE in March of her relationship with twin sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
“But my sister gets it because we’re twins. She just called me and she was like, ‘Are you pregnant?’ And I said, ‘Yep, I am!’ ”
Once Mowry-Housley knew she was adding a baby girl to her brood, she couldn’t contain her excitement. “I love fashion and makeup, and now I get to have a little fun,” she told PEOPLE in February.
Now that it was her second pregnancy, the mom-to-be — who was showered with love from family and friends during a pretty in pink celebration in April — was taking a laid back approach to the entire experience.
“Every woman carries pregnancy differently,” she told American Baby. “I carry big. It doesn’t matter how much I eat or exercise, I make big babies.”
— Anya Leon with reporting by Melody Chiu