Liv Tyler Welcomes Daughter Lula Rose

07/10/2016 at 05:50 PM ET

Liv Tyler Welcomes Daughter Lula Rose
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It’s a girl!

Liv Tyler welcomed her third child on Friday, July 8, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Born at 8:48 p.m., daughter Lula Rose Gardner weighed in at 7 lbs., 8 oz. “The family is ecstatic,” the rep adds.

Lula is the actress’ second child with fiancé David Gardner, with whom she also shares 17-month-old son Sailor Gene.

Tyler is also mom to 11-year-old son Milo while Gardner is dad to son Gray, their children from previous relationships.

Tyler revealed the news on Instagram on Sunday with a sweet photo of Gardner cuddling with the infant, writing, “Hello!!!!! our beautiful baby girl is here !!!! Lula Rose Gardner we are sooooo happy heart exploding with love !!!!!”

Adds Gardner, “Our gorgeous baby girl has arrived “Lula Rose Gardner” unbelievably beautiful, healthy and thank goodness she looks like her Momma !!!! Truly blessed. Daddy’s girl… Now the real work starts training her big brothers to all become Ninjas, Martial Arts Experts & 24-7 Bodyguards !!!”

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It’s worth noting that Tyler and Gardner’s children now share the same names as the main characters of Barry Gifford’s famous seven-part novel series, the most famous of which is Wild at Heart, which was adapted into a film by David Lynch in 1990. Is it possible Tyler and Gardner are Gifford fans or do they just like the name?

Tyler, 38, announced her third pregnancy on Instagram in January, posting a stunning black-and-white shot of herself flashing a smile on the beach.

“Oh my goodness it seems the stork is visiting us again!! I am growing another little Tyler Gardner in my belly. Our family is growing!! So grateful,” the Empire Records beauty captioned the photo.

Dad-to-be Gardner, 38, who proposed to Tyler shortly before Sailor’s birth, also shared a color photo of his fiancée on the beach in a yellow bathing suit and white cover-up.

The sports agent/manager wrote, “My beautiful baby is pregnant !!!! Sooooooo excited and so blessed.”

Following Sailor’s birth, Tyler revealed that it was her father who was by her side during the delivery — as well as the person who cut the cord.

“Never in a million years would [I] have thought I’d give birth with my dad and my sister [Mia Tyler], but it was actually really sweet because … we were laughing a lot,” Tyler said in December of Sailor’s unorthodox arrival.

She added, “We don’t always see [Steven Tyler] that often, but when we do, it’s like this magical wizard comes to the house.”

Of motherhood, Tyler told More magazine, “My favorite thing about being a parent is that I learn so much from the push-and-pull dynamic of mother and child. Having children, I learned about my own strength.”

— Jen Juneau with reporting by Julie Jordan

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Stacy on

welcome baby

Hmm on

What’s with making the brothers fierce protectors of the girl? Why 24/7 security? She’s already assuming her girl will be a damsel in distress. How about teaching the DAUGHTER to take her own karate and be her OWN ninja? 21st century, people!

kitty62862 on

Best wishes to all!

Keep Grandpa busy and happy!!!

Meena on

@Hmm, I agree.

Yvonne on

@Hmm ~That’s a father for you, it’s how they think. They can’t help it. Daughters show their own power in time, don’t worry. My husband was the same way at the birth of our daughter. Fast forward 12 years and my husband realized he had no worries when a teen boy 3 years her senior grabbed her around the neck in a headlock at an event away from home because he was angry at her, so she hurled him over her shoulder and onto the ground and knocked the wind out of him. Girl Ninjas reveal themselves in time 🙂

Emma on

Congratulations!! Love the name!

nanciefake on

Well, that name just won’t work. People will think it’s Luna or Lulu, but not Lula. Probably she will go by Lu, like Klum’s daughter.

JD on

Congrats!! Love her. It’s amazing how sweet and down to earth she seems, while she must have had an unusual upbringing. I think it’s sweet the relationship she has with her dad.

GiveItARest on

Oh, S T F U, “hmm”. MANY older siblings are protective of their younger siblings. She’s not assuming anything.

You’re a 21st century moron.

@GiveItARest on

Get off your high horse you
@Hmm made perfect sense. Liv is a very liberated woman, so assuming this baby will need saving from men, versus saving herself, is so outdated. Again, might I say, you’re a nasty

Marky on

@GiveItARest, Why in the world have some of people like you begun to think the rest of us think your foul mouthed insults are not only okay to post, but enjoyable to read?? What kind of education do you have if you can’t express yourself with more dignity than that pathetic post?! Grow up, and stop talking like a 7th grade boy in some slum. SMH

@Mercy on

Shut your mouth you

Guest on

Lula doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as Lulu or Lila does. Bet she’ll be a Lulu or Lu within 2 years. Parents need to think these things through! Then again, they’re not married, so…so much for thinking things through.

sandy on

I love how people think they need to speculate on what they will call their baby. How lame! Plus, vulgar language is not necessary while congratulating someone on the birth of their beautiful child! They should put an age limit on who can post comments.

Sarah on

Congratulations on her new addition.