Congratulations are in order for our former Brides cover star, Kate Upton! The model and actress, who was featured on our April/May 2018 issue, recently welcomed a baby girl with her husband, Justin Verlander. She announced the news in a sweet Instagram post on Saturday.
"Genevieve Upton Verlander 💗 11.7.18," she captioned the photo of her newborn daughter. Verlander also shared the photo to his Instagram account, writing, "Welcome to the world Genevieve Upton Verlander. You stole my ❤️ the first second I met you!!! 11.7.2018."
Genevieve's arrival comes only three days after the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary. The new mom first announced that she was expecting in July, when she shared an Instagram of her growing baby bump.
"#PregnantinMiami @justinverlander," Upton wrote in a caption next to a photo of herself in a red suit.
Verlander, who is a pitcher for the Houston Astros, re-posted the shot on his own account at the time, adding a sweet message to his wife.
"You’re going to be the most amazing Mom!!" he wrote. "I can’t wait to start this new journey with you! You’re the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I’ve ever met! I’m so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much."
The two tied the knot last November in a stunning Italian wedding—which they nearly missed thanks to Verlander's team winning the World Series only a day before! The groom spoke to Maxim in July about the couple's big day, and had nothing but wonderful things to say about his wife.
"I got to marry my best friend," the supermodel said. "He's an amazing man. He's so supportive and focused and motivated, and he inspires me every day. I'm so very lucky that he's my husband."