Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have welcomed a baby girl into their family, born in Madrid on the 22nd July.
Their daughter is reportedly named Luna Encinas (according to Vanitas magazine in Spain), making a big brother of the couple's two year old son, Leonardo.
In a recent interview, the new mum had this to say on the subject of parenthood:
"From the first second, you feel so much love. It is a revolutionary experience. That's the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment, when you see that face, you are transformed forever."
Penelope was recently pictured at a concert in Madrid shortly before her baby arrived, and despite the laugh-out-loud tabloid captions which accompanied the pics (looking ready to pop, anyone?) we think she looked radiant. None of that silly hiding out at home until she can emerge stick-thin nonsense for Ms Cruz.
Gotta love the woman for not only being gorgeous, but also for keeping it real and not being afraid to be seen in public looking like a knackered pregnant woman. (Most of whom, incidentally, don't usually 'pop'.)