GloZell Green Welcomes Daughter O’Zell Gloriana De

08/05/2016 at 10:00 AM ET

It’s a girl for GloZell Green!

The YouTube comedian and her husband Kevin Simon welcomed their first child together, daughter O’Zell Gloriana De Green Simon, on Thursday, Aug. 4, her rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

O’Zell was born via surrogate Shawna Johnson at 2:45 p.m., weighing 8 lbs., 10 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches long. Her name honors GloZell’s family – O’Zell was her late father’s name, Gloriana is a nod to her mother, Gloria, and De is for her sister, DeOnzell.

“Shawna is doing great,” a rep for Green, 44, tells PEOPLE. “GloZell and SK are overjoyed and their baby girl is healthy and adorable!”

GloZell Green Welcomes Daughter O'Zell Gloriana De
Ruperto L Sanchez and Robert Baldanza

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GloZell Green Welcomes Daughter O'Zell Gloriana De
Ruperto L Sanchez and Robert Baldanza

The couple, who were married in 2013, announced their happy news in December, telling PEOPLE that they are “over the moon” at getting ready to welcome a baby into their lives.

“To say, ‘What Shawna is doing for us is the greatest gift,’ is an understatement,” Green, who had experienced fertility struggles, said at the time. “She truly is an angel in our lives and we will be forever grateful to her for her generosity toward us.”

Green was previously told by doctors that, due to factors including an endometriosis diagnosis, “there was no hope.” But she didn’t let that deter her from wanting to start a family.

“I refused to believe there was no chance,” she added.

Green shared they were expecting a baby girl exclusively with PEOPLE in March, months before she joked her surrogate had an inkling as to the sex.

“The surrogate is feeling … pregnant!” Green told PEOPLE in December of Johnson, whose pregnancy was admittedly not without complications as it progressed. “And a little sick. She thinks it’s a girl.”

GloZell Green Welcomes Daughter O'Zell Gloriana De
Ruperto L Sanchez and Robert Baldanza

The couple celebrated their daughter’s impending arrival with a Jack & Jill-themed baby shower in May. Among the guest list were fellow YouTube sensations iJustine and Todrick Hall.

“I thought it would be more fun that way,” Green told PEOPLE of her thought process behind the party theme.

“A lot of the onesies [decorated at the shower] were works of art, so I’m not sure if she’ll be wearing them or if we’ll hang them up in her room,” added the comedian at the time. “I can’t wait for her to meet everyone!”

For an all-access look at the arrival day of GloZell’s bundle of joy, tune in Monday, Aug. 8, at 12 p.m. PT to Awestruck on YouTube for the latest episode of Glo All In.

— Jen Juneau with reporting by Patrick Gomez

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Sherae on

Hideous name, wonderful story. Good for them.

Beverley on

Awww. The picture you can see the baby’s face in is precious. Two very excited parents who finally had their dream come true. As for her name, I always thought it was a made up stage name, so I think with the explanation of how they are honoring her family make it extra cool and special. Best of luck to the new family and sincere congratulations!

Brooke on

I LOVE Glo’zell…..

Is that baby good? Is she okay? Cause I wants to know!


Lola on

@Sherae, Leave them be. She can her daughter whatever she wants cause it’s HER kid. And it’s none of your concern what somebody name their child. And to be honest, i highly doubt they care what yours and other peoples opinion. Anyway she’s gorgeous, and i’m super happy for her. Big fan of Glozell!! Yay for #BossLady,!

Lola on

@Sherae, i highly doubt they care about your opinion about their child’s name. She can name her anything her little heart desires and it’s none of your corncen what they name her.

Lisa on

Congrats to the family. What a wonderful gift that Shawna has given them.

maddie on

I love how they celebrate the surrogate, that she is pictured with them throughout this journey and in the delivery room. You can see the love that they have for Shawna and the precious gift she has given them – becoming a family. They look elated at finally being parents, congratulations to them!

Nadia on

Why do AA’s name their children suck horrible names. You are not a race of privilege or in power. As a black person I do not get this why set your children up like this? smh.

Nadia on

meant so say “Such”

Ainra Mufaro on

@Nadia … what makes this child’s name horrible? Because it is not what you would have chosen? “Not a race of privilege or in power” hmmm.. what does that have to do with the naming of our children? would like to know where this book of rules resides that dictates that “Nadia” is more acceptable than “O’zell.” You need to take a step back and stop being brainwashed into thinking a name has a right or a wrong. You are officially at #coon status.