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Lively, Reynolds welcome first baby

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have received an unforgettable festive gift with the birth of their first child.

The Gossip Girl star gave birth to the baby near their home in Bedford, New York, just before the new year, according to reports.

Page Six reported that the child arrived earlier than expected, but both mother and baby are doing well. Details about the baby's gender or name have yet to be revealed.

Blake - who met Ryan on the set of 2011 superhero movie Green Lantern, before they married in September 2012 - has made no secret of her desire to be a parent and have a big family.

The 27-year-old actress, best known for playing New York socialite Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl, told Us Weekly in October: "Its 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."

Her views are shared by her 38-year-old husband, who told Details magazine in 2013: "We both come from big families - my parents did four, Blake's did five. A lot of people say it's crazy, but we'll only know when we're there, you know? We'll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think."

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