Bryce Dallas Howard Welcomes Baby Girl!

It’s a girl for Bryce Dallas Howard!

The actress and husband/actor Seth Gabel welcomed their first daughter this week, Bryce’s dad – iconic moviemaker Ron Howard – confirmed on Twitter on Saturday.

“Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel Born Jan 19 2012 8lbs 6oz Bryce & Baby B are spectacular Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear :-),:” Ron posted.

Bryce and Seth’s son, Theo, is 4.

Following the news, several of Bryce and Ron’s Hollywood counterparts quickly offered their congratulations on Twitter.

“Ron, tell Bryce congratulations from our whole family. I’ll be waiting to cast Beatrice in a few years!” director M.Night Shyamalan – who worked with Bryce in “The Village” and “Lady in the Water” – Tweeted.

“please send Bryce my congrats and well wishes!!! & Congrats to you xo” friend Jennifer Connelly posted.

The actress – who revealed her pregnancy back in May – has spoken candidly about her battle with postpartum depression after giving birth to Theo.

In a July 2010 installment of Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP newsletter, both Gwyneth and Bryce opened up about their bouts with postpartum depression.

Bryce revealed that right after the birth of her son, she experienced a lack of emotion.

“Nothing,” she wrote of her feelings at the time. “I felt nothing.”

The actress – whose recent credits include “The Help,” “50/50” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” — went on to reveal that she couldn’t even bring herself to call her son by his name, noting, “at that point I mysteriously referred to [Theo] as ‘it,’ even though we had named him. I should have taken that as a sign.”

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