Actress Blake Lively arrives for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards
Actress Blake Lively arrives for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA) at Lincoln Center in New York June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Blake Lively has welcomed her first bundle of joy. "The Gossip Girl" actress, who is married to Ryan Reynolds, reportedly gave birth to her first child over the holidays. The little one was born near the couple's home in Bedford, New York.

According to Page Six report, the child has arrived earlier than expected; however, both mother and baby are healthy. It is still not known whether the baby is a boy or a girl, as the couple has yet to make an official announcement. A previous report stated that for the first few days the baby would be staying at Blake and Ryan's Bedford's home, which is equipped with all the basic necessities required for a newborn.

The 27-year-old actress announced her pregnancy in October last year. She shared the wonderful news through her lifestyle website, Preserve.

After the announcement, Blake channelled stylish maternity outfits. She made some stunning red carpet appearances and was also seen sporting chic maternity dresses while hitting the streets of New York City.

For Blake, becoming a mother is like dream come true. She told U.S. Weekly in October: "It's something that I've always wanted ever since I was a little girl ... I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids because I had come from a big family, so it was always important to me. So it's just the excitement of that finally being here."

Meanwhile, Ryan is more than ready to take on his new role as a father. He revealed to People in November that he does not mind changing diapers of his little one, as he has done it for his niece and nephews.

Ryan got married to Blake in 2012. They had a quite ceremony at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The 38-year-old actor met Blake during the shoot of his movie "Green Lantern." They dated for a year before getting married. Ryan was previously married to Scarlett Johansson. He was in wedlock with her for two years, from 2008 to 2010. Ryan filed for divorce from Scarlett on Dec. 23, 2010.

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