Andrew Keegan Welcomes Daughter Aiya Rose

03/18/2016 at 12:50 PM ET

There’s more than 10 reasons Andrew Keegan is loving life — including the birth of his baby girl.

The 10 Things I Hate About You actor and girlfriend Arista Ilona welcomed their first child on Tuesday, March 15, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“My beloved partner and I are overjoyed to welcome a healthy baby girl into our world. Our hearts are full of love, and we are thrilled to embrace our role as her parents,” says Keegan of his daughter Aiya Rose Keegan, who weighed in at 8 lbs., 3 oz.

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The star, 37, revealed exclusively to PEOPLE in October that he and Ilona, who works for Apple, were expecting a baby together.

“Our intention is to raise our child in a co-creative environment where truth and love are foremost,” the actor told PEOPLE.

A month later, the parents-to-be announced the sex of their baby on the way during an intention ceremony held at Full Circle Venice, the spiritual center Keegan co-created.

“An invocation blessing by musician Tony Moss was offered before the big reveal,” Keegan’s rep told PEOPLE.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Melody Chiu

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Mal on

Wow. He sounds like an alien.

Maria on

Congrats. I used to have a huge crush on him when I was young.

kelly on

Can’t you get married first?

lujacklvr on

How do you pronounce the new baby’s name? Is it EYE-EEE-UH Rose or EEE-EEE-YUH Rose, similar to Aisha [EYE-EEE-SHA]? Just wondering…

Penny_Tration on

What in gods name type of crap name is Aiya?

Rose on

It really is hard to pronounce the name Aiya

Pea on

It’s probably just pronouced EYE-A

Emily on

They look adorable, the name’s cute (I know an Aiya and it’s pronounced Eye A – not too difficult people) but what in the world is an intention ceremony and what kind of spiritual center has an invocation blessing for a gender reveal?

Anonymous on

They should get married first before having a child!

Anonymous on

Congratulations to them!

Tina on

Yup they look cute.

Irene on

Love the name! Congratulations.