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Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr has welcomed her first child with boyfriend Brad Richardson.

The actress, who played Vanessa Abrahams on the hit series, gave birth to a baby girl and took to Instagram to reveal the special news with her fans.

The 35 year old posted a sweet black and white snap of the tot's tiny fingers for her followers to see.

She captioned it: "Added a little special sweetness to our family and some new directions to our journey on 1-11-21. Bowie Ella Richardson.

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"This journey with Brad and Lexi has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.

"To then create a human that is absolutely perfect in our eyes and put a feeling in my heart I didn't know existed is beyond words.

"I have all the feels and she is really something special," Jessica concluded.

Many of Jessica's fans rushed to send their well wishes in the comments section.

One fan gushed: "Congratulations!!! That's going to be one lucky baby. May your baby girl be blessed with good health, love and laughter!"

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A second added: "Congrats Jessica!! I am sure she is as gorgeous as her mama!," alongside a red love heart emoji.

While a third said: "Congratulations and welcome to Bowie Ella on our funny little planet!"

Jessica first announced she was pregnant in September with an adorable black and white picture of her hockey player boyfriend Brad holding his head next to her baby bump.

The first-time mum wrote a short but sweet caption and said: "Full of joy!"

The couple revealed they were in a relationship in March 2019 when Jessica showed her support for her man when he won one of his hockey games.

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Brad is already dad to a little girl called Lexi from his marriage to ex-wife Lauren Hunt.

The brunette beauty appeared as Vanessa Abrams on Gossip Girl from the first season until the fourth, and came back as a special guest star for the sixth series.

She has also starred in several films, including Piranha 3D, Tower Heist, The Internship and Ted 2 alongside Mark Wahlberg.

Jessica is currently starring on science fiction comedy-drama series The Orville where she plays Lieutenant Talla Keyali.

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