Congratulations to Leighton Meester and Adam Brody, who have welcomed their first child together. Baby girl Arlo Day Brody was born at 12.12am on Tuesday 4 August in Whittier, California, People magazine has confirmed.
The couple have not commented on the birth, but that comes as no big surprise. Leighton and Adam, 35, are fiercely private when it comes to their personal life; not only have they managed to keep news of the daughter's arrival under wraps for almost two months, but they never confirmed Leighton's pregnancy, and have chosen not to comment on their secret nuptials, which took place in early 2014.
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Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are the proud parents of daughter Arlo Day Brody
Speaking shortly after their wedding took place, a source revealed: "Leighton and Adam got married in Northern California by the ocean a couple of weeks ago. It was a very small and intimate wedding with close family and friends. It was beautiful."
Despite preferring to live out of the spotlight, new mum Leighton did hint that a family was in her future in an interview with Nylon magazine in November. "Most people I know are starting to get married. It'll be kids next," the 29-year-old actress said. "I like the grown up stuff. I like having a house. I've got dogs.
"I started (Gossip Girl) when I was so young. And once it was over, I wanted to do things that were exciting and challenging and more me – more my adult taste."
Adam, meanwhile, previously joked that he wanted to have a very big family with Leighton. Asked how many children they were planning on having, he replied: "I say twelve. And I decide."
Leighton and Adam got engaged in November, just nine months after it was revealed that they were dating. The couple, who starred in the 2014 film Life Partners together, met on the set of the 2011 movie The Oranges.