Ice-T and Nicole "Coco" Austin welcomed an early Christmas gift on Saturday morning.
The veteran Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actor's model-wife gave birth to their first child together, daughter Chanel Nicole, Austin announced on Instagram. Her photo shows the 18-inch, 5.7 pound yawning newborn swaddled in a blanket and wearing a pink bow headband in the hospital room.
"Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole," the new mother captioned the photo of her infant baby girl. "A beautiful healthy 5.7 pound and 18 inch baby girl .Ice and I are so proud! I cried while she was coming out I was so excited to meet her!"
Ice-T also shared his excitement with his social media followers, posting to Twitter, "Ladies and Gentlemen! Please allow me to introduce to the World.... Baby Chanel 5.7 pounds. Love is Love."
The couple wed in January 2002.
More from The Hollywood Reporter:
Anne Hathaway Is Pregnant (Report)
Box Office: 'Good Dinosaur gets big win on holiday weekend
See all the 'Star Wars' spoilers