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Cate Blanchett is ‘besotted’ with her adoptive baby daughter

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Actress Cate Blanchett and her son Ignatius Martin Upton

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Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett revealed that she is “besotted” with her baby daughter who she adopted with her husband Andrew Upton in recent months.

Baby Edith Vivian Patricia is a welcome addition to the brood of boys as the couple already have three sons Dashiell (13), Roman, ten, and six-year-old Ignatius.

The 45-year-old actress first spoke of her recent decision to adopt a child earlier this month but has said that having a daughter has been a lovely experience.

News broke earlier this month that the 45-year-old actress and her husband Andrew Upton had added to their family with little Edith Vivian Patricia Upton. They already have sons Dashiell, 13, Roman, ten, and six-year-old Ignatius together.

The star had kept quiet about their new addition, but now Cate has gushed about how lovely it is to have a daughter.

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Cate Blanchett gets a hug from her son at the "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" world premiere

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Cate Blanchett, winner of Best Actress Oscar for Blue Jasmine. Photo: Getty

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Actress Cate Blanchett and her son Ignatius Martin Upton

“There’s a lot of children out there who don’t have the good fortune that our biological children do, so it’s wonderful,” she told Sky News.

“It’s wonderful to welcome a little girl into our fold... We’re besotted.

It's thought Cate was starting to feel rather outnumbered with so many men in the house. According to reports, she believed a little girl would combat that nicely.

“They wanted another baby, and especially wanted a girl to even out the household,” a source told Us Weekly magazine.

However, previously it sounded as though the star had given up on ever having a daughter.

“It’s true you do get a bit demented [with three boys],” she laughed to W magazine. “The chaos of it is great.

“Everyone says, ‘Oh, you must have [been trying] to have a girl.’ If the next one was a boy, then that’s just our lot,” she said at the time.

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