Marisa Ramirez Welcomes Daughter Violet Rae

06/06/2016 at 09:10 AM ET

Marisa Ramirez Welcomes Daughter
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Marisa Ramirez is a mom!

The actress, 38, welcomed her first child, a daughter, on Sunday, May 29, she announced Monday on Twitter.

“She’s here!! Little Miss Violet Rae born on Sunday May 29th!! She’s so happy and healthy and we are so in love!!!” the Blue Bloods star tweeted, along with a photo of her sleeping newborn.

A rep for Ramirez, who has played NYPD Detective Maria Baez on the hit show since its third season in 2013, confirmed her pregnancy news exclusively to PEOPLE in January.

“It gives me such a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that my Blue Bloods family is there to help me transition into this new chapter of my life,” Ramirez said at the time, adding that costar Donnie Wahlberg “did a little happy” dance when her learned of her exciting news.

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And while Ramirez didn’t find out she was having a girl at first, she couldn’t hold off for too long. By the time of her floral-heavy April baby shower in New York City — with guests including costars Bridget Moynahan and Abigail Hawk — the cat was already out of the bag.

“This was a complete surprise,” Ramirez told PEOPLE earlier this year about her pregnancy. “Some mornings I wake up and forget I’m pregnant! It just seems like it was meant to be — a happy surprise.”

Jen Juneau

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Mandy on

OMG she is precious, congrats Marisa!!

Gramma2Four on

Beautiful like her mom!

Amy L on

Loved her on GH and love her even more on Glue Bloods. Huge congrats and what a lovely name.

Molly on

So happy for her. Congrats.

Carolyn on

Another child with no visible father. And feel free to jump all over me and mention that it’s not 1955, but I and many others consider ourselves fortunate to have had a mom and dad in our lives who were committed to one another and us, their children.

Von on

Marisa is beautiful, so does her daughter.

Penny on

Congratulations to them.

CF98 on


She’s married he’s just not in the business and keeps a low profile

Nikki on

So she divorced her first husband to have a career, but ended up having a baby anyways. Poor Nate.

Anonymous on

Love her, she is gorgeous!

Guest on

So happy for her. Congratulations!

Molly on

Love the name and she is so cute.

Robin on

Is she a single mom or not? The comments are confusing and I’ve never her mention a partner (male or female ).

Zol on

She looks younger than her age 38.

Carolyn on

Unless she has an invisible husband, she is divorced and not remarried.

Tina on

Marisa looks great, congrats.