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Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger welcome daughter Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt to the world sharing a tender photo of the newborn from their home in Los Angeles.

They shared the happy news after Patrick Schwarzenegger, 26, confirmed his niece’s birth when out during a weekend excursion in Santa Barbara.



He was approached by a shutterbug who congratulated him for becoming an uncle which he responded with an enthusiastic thumbs up revealing the couple was doing great and he’d just bought a present for his newborn niece.

Chris Pratt and wife Katherine Schwarzenegger confirmed the news by sharing a photo of Lyla’s hand on Instagram with the message ‘We are beyond thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt. We couldn’t be happier. Both mom and baby are doing great. We are extremely blessed. Love Katherine and Chris’.

The Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 3 actor, a devout Christian, shared a bible verse with the birth announcement to his 28.8 Million followers telling them ‘The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.’



Pratt was present during the birth of his daughter and was supportive of the first-time mom according to a source for Entertainment Tonight:

“The couple is so excited for their new addition and have been showered with love from their family and friends,” a source told ET. “Chris was there for the the birth and the couple can’t stop taking their eyes off their daughter. Katherine and Chris are doing well and Katherine is enjoying the experience of being a first time mother.”

“Giving birth was such a special moment for Katherine. She was overcome with emotions when she first held her daughter and was so thankful to have Chris there,” the source added. “Everything is new for Katherine and she’s glad Chris is there to help her through everything.”

Congratulations to the couple!