The 33-year-old actress welcomed her first child with husband Daniel Gillies over the weekend, and the proud parents have described their newborn daughter as "immaculate".
Confirming the news, Vampire Diaries actor Daniel tweeted on Sunday (29 September): "It's a girl. The tiny new empress of my everything. She's immaculate. We're delirious."
Rachael and Daniel, who tied the knot in 2004, announced that they were expecting their first child in May.
At the time, Rachael, who shot to fame in 90s movie She's All That, admitted that it was hard to conceal her baby bump.
it's a girl.— DANIEL GILLIES (@danieljgillies) September 29, 2013
the tiny new empress of my everything.
She told Us Weekly: "I've been hiding my rapidly growing bump while shooting but this kiddo is vying for screen time,"
The couple also found out the sex of their baby, but decided to tell just family and close friends.
Rachael told People in September: "We did find out the sex. We didn't plan to initially but my husband and I have largely been apart for this thing, which was very difficult on several levels, so finding out the sex felt like a good way to make it all seem more real. I'm glad we did."
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