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Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn Sigler welcomes baby

Published 29/08/2013 | 10:13

Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Actor James Gandolfini (top R) portrays character Tony Soprano from the HBO drama cable television series "The Sopranos" along with co-stars Edie Falco (top L), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (bottom L), and Robert Iler, who play his wife and children in the series, in this undated publicity photograph released to Reuters on June 19, 2013. Gandolfini, best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series, has died while vacationing in Rome, the network said on June 19, 2013. He was 51.      REUTERS/HBO/Handout via Reuters     (UNITED STATES - Tags: OBITUARY ENTERTAINMENT) ATTENTION EDITORS  THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Jamie-Lynn Sigler with her Sopranos family

THE former Sopranos star and her baseball player fiancé Cutter Dykstra welcomed their first child into the world last night.

A representative for the couple confirmed the news to Us Weekly magazine today.

"Both mommy and baby are great!" the representative said.

Jamie-Lynn and Cutter announced their engagement via Twitter in January after a year of dating.

The duo revealed their baby news a month later in early February.

"Jamie couldn't be happier," a source told the publication shortly after they became engaged. "Cutter is the perfect guy for her. Although they have only been together for a year, they both know that this is it for both of them. They are both on cloud nine, as are their families and friends."

The 32-year-old actress had a rough time during the early stages of her pregnancy. In April she admitted she was finding it tough.

"The first few months were not fun. I got hit pretty hard, but I feel fantastic now," she explained. "It's the most natural thing your body can do. I have no part in anything that's happening with the baby. I'm just kind of a vessel, so it really is a miracle and it really is an exciting time."

In June the star held a baby shower where she revealed she was expecting a boy. She added that the couple were having trouble deciding on their son’s name.

“We have a couple of [baby] names we’re toying with. We’ll call him one name one week and one name another week. I think we have our favourite, but you never know. We could change our minds when we meet him,” she told People at the time.

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