Justin Baldoni, star of Jane the Virgin, welcomes first baby and shares photo

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Justin Baldoni is now a father! The Jane the Virgin star, whose character welcomes his own baby in the hit TV show, has joined the daddy club after his wife Emily gave birth a few days ago.

Justin took to Instagram to share the sweetest photo collage of the family-of-three and present his daughter Maiya Grace to his fans.

The little bundle of joy was born at home on Saturday, and in the touching photos, new parents Justin and Emily are seen taking turns holding their baby and bonding with her.

Justin Baldoni and his wife Emily welcomed their daughter at home

"Saturday, June 27th at 11:29am our lives changed forever," the actor captioned his photo. "Born at home, in our bed... she weighed 7lbs, 15 oz, was 21 inches long of absolute perfection (and a full head of hair). Welcome to the world Maiya Grace Baldoni... I know with all my heart that you are going to change it."

The black-and-white snap showed a close-up of the newborn's half-open eyes and her little hand wrapped tightly around her dad's thumb.

The Swedish actress married the Jane the Virgin actor in 2013

Justin and Emily, who are of the Bahá'í Faith, also released a statement to Us Weekly, writing: "The birth of our little Maiya was the most beautiful and spiritual experience we have ever had. Having her at home in our bed and being able to sing and pray as she entered this world while holding her in the quiet of our home is something we will cherish forever. Our hearts are exploding with love."

The statement ended with a quote from Abdu'l-Bahá, the founder of their religion: "In the world of existence there is no more powerful magnet than the magnet of love – 'Abdu’l-Bahá.'"

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"Our hearts are exploding with love," the couple wrote in a statement

Justin, 31, and his Swedish actress wife Emily announced that they were expecting their first baby in a home-made video, which immediately went viral on YouTube.

The nine-minute clip began with a scene from Jane the Virgin, in which Justin's character is seen attending an ultrasound scan for his baby. The clip then changes to focus on Justin and his own wife Emily going to their own scan in real life.

The magic of the clip comes from the couple's nearest and dearest, whose reactions are all caught on camera.

While they didn't reveal the sex of their baby out loud, Emily is filmed saying at the end of the video, "Wait, is that my sex or the baby's?" Thrilled with the outcome, the 30-year-old draws her hands to her mouth in surprise as Justin clutches on to the doctor's letter with delight.