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Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies Name Daughter Charlotte Easton

10/04/2013 at 05:00 PM ET

Rachael Leigh Cook Daniel Gillies Welcome Daughter Charlotte Easton
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Update: Charlotte Easton Gillies arrived Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9:02 a.m., PEOPLE confirms. She weighed in at 6 lbs., 15 oz.

Originally posted Sept. 29: She’s all that — with a baby!

Actress Rachael Leigh Cook and her husband, The Vampire Diaries actor Daniel Gillies, have welcomed their first child, the proud new papa Tweeted on Sunday.

“It’s a girl. The tiny new empress of my everything . She’s immaculate. We’re delirious,” he writes.

The couple — who announced they were expecting in May — were married in 2004, but it was only recently that the Perception star, 33, and Gillies felt ready to bring a baby into the mix.

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Rachael Leigh Cook: I’m Happy We Waited to Have a Baby

06/25/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Rachael Leigh Cook Daniel Gillies Expecting First Child
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After tying the knot in 2004, Rachael Leigh Cook and her husband Daniel Gillies are “so excited” to be expecting a baby — but that’s because they waited.

“We got married incredibly fast,” the actress, 33, told PEOPLE from the set of her TNT crime-dramaPerception.

“We got engaged after dating for maybe five months and we got married a couple of months after that. There was just so much more both of us wanted to do. We wanted to travel and accomplish a lot more in our professional lives.”

Although many people were waiting to see her pregnant — Cook says that after announcing she was expecting, many reactions included “Finally!” — she insists she and the Vampire Diaries star, 37, have no regrets waiting almost a decade into their marriage to add a baby carriage.
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Baby on the Way for Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies

05/08/2013 at 08:00 AM ET

Rachael Leigh Cook Daniel Gillies Expecting First Child
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Rachael Leigh Cook‘s perception of parenting is about to change — she’s pregnant!

The Perception star, 33, and husband Daniel Gillies are expecting their first child this fall, PEOPLE confirms.

“Thanks for the love you guys,” the actress Tweets, while The Vampire Diaries actor adds, “Thank you everyone. We are delighted.”

Cook — best known for her role in She’s All That — and Gillies, 37, will celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary in August, after tying the knot in 2004.

In addition to their television roles — including the dad-to-be’s upcoming performance in The Originals, a spinoff of the Vampire series – the couple are also preparing for the May 15 premiere of Broken Kingdom, which Gillies both produced and stars in alongside Cook.
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