Actress Zooey Deschanel and her producer husband, Jacob Pechenik, are new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl. The baby girl was reportedly born in Austin, Texas, in late July. Couple have been married in a secret ceremony. This is the first child for Deschanel, 35, and producer Pechenik, 42.

The couple chose to keep their baby’s gender a secret while expecting. “It’s more fun,” Deschanel said. “Make it into a game!”

The “New Girl” star, 35, and Pechenik began dating last year after meeting on a film. They announced their engagement in January after it was revealed she was expecting their child.

About Zooey Deschanel:

Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, singer-songwriter, model, musician and producer. She was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Academy Award nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel.

Deschanel lived in Los Angeles, but spent much of her childhood traveling because her father shot films on location.

In December 2008, Deschanel became engaged to musician Ben Gibbard, lead vocalist for Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service. They married on September 19, 2009, near Seattle, Washington. On November 1, 2011, they announced their separation.

In mid-2014, Deschanel began dating producer Jacob Pechenik. On January 13, 2015, Deschanel announced that they are expecting their first child. A week after her pregnancy announcement, Deschanel confirmed her and Pechenik’s engagement.