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Melissa Harris-Perry Welcomes a Daughter

02/17/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Melissa Harris-Perry Welcomes Daughter
Courtesy Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry had someone new to love on Valentine’s Day: her baby girl!

The MSNBC journalist, 40, and her husband, James Perry, welcomed their first child together, a daughter, on Friday, Feb. 14, the couple announced via Twitter.

“Best Valentine Ever! [James] and I welcomed our daughter yesterday!” the Melissa Harris-Perry host, who is also mom to 12-year-old daughter Parker, writes.

The new dad posted a picture of the couple cradling their bundled baby. “Here’s the wonderful Valentine’s day gift that [Melissa] and I received yesterday! A beautiful baby girl,” he Tweeted.

Harris-Perry and Harris were married in October 2010.

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