Celebrity Baby Blog / Ioan Gruffudd

Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans Welcome Daughter Elsie Marigold

10/01/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Ioan Gruffudd Alice Evans Welcome Daughter Elsie Marigold Sara De Boer/Startraks

Turns out Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Ioan Gruffudd!

The actor, 39, and his wife Alice Evans, 45, welcomed their second child — another daughter! — on that date, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“We are beyond thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Elsie Marigold, on Sept. 13th,” the couple tell PEOPLE in a statement.

“A little sister for [4-year-old] Ella Betsi. We both feel very grateful and very blessed.”

Gruffudd, who recently starred on Ringer, and Evans, who played Esther on The Vampire Diaries, announced the pregnancy in May.
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Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans Expecting Second Child

05/09/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Ioan Gruffudd Alice Evans Pregnant Expecting Second Child
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There’s another baby on the way for Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans!

The former Ringer star and his wife — who played Esther on The Vampire Diaries — are expecting their second child, a rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Already proud parents to 3½-year-old daughter Ella Betsi Janet, the couple are “thrilled” to be expanding their family further, the rep adds.

Gruffudd — who recently guest-starred on Castle and has filmed Forever and Mariah Mundi — certainly seems up for the challenge of two kids; He previously joked that Ella is constantly keeping him on his toes!

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