Ice-T, Coco welcome daughter Chanel Nicole

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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!"

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Ice-T And Coco hosted and performed at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday November 07, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: Ice-T and Coco Austin attend the Paley Center for Media's tribute to african-american achievements in television at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 26, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Ice-T and Coco attend David Tutera's CELEBrations: Ice-T & Coco's Pre-Birthday Party For Baby Chanel at Cedar Lake Events on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for WE tv)
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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.

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