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Jason Ritter and Melanie Lynskey confirm arrival of baby girl

February 2, 2019 GMT

Jason Ritter and Melanie Lynskey have confirmed they welcomed their baby girl into the world in December.

The 38-year-old actor and Melanie, 41, were reported to have have become parents more than one month ago, with the news being leaked via a congratulatory post by director Neema Barnette.

And Melanie has now clarified the situation through her own Twitter account.

The actress wrote: “We feel lucky to have been able to have our news just be for friends and family for a while, but I guess the story got out, so! Yes! @JasonRitter and I had a daughter in December.

“We love her so much; she’s perfect. Thanks to everyone for your sweet messages. (sic)”

Melanie - who has played various supporting roles during her acting career, which includes appearances in ‘Coyote Ugly’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ - then took the opportunity to correct “a couple of things”.

She wrote on the micro-blogging platform: “I would like to correct a couple of things that have been stated in articles online: 1) Jason was NOT in Boy Meets World and wow that would have been pretty easy to check. 2) I did NOT welcome the baby ‘quietly,’ I was blasting A$AP Rocky and yelling a lot. (sic)”

The actress also thanked the medical team who helped to deliver their baby.

She said: “The good thing about our news being put out there is that now I do get to publicly thank the wonderful doctors and the amazing heroic caring brilliant nurses of @NSH_Maternity in Atlanta. From labor & delivery to post-partum, everyone was an angel and I’m eternally grateful [love heart emoji] (sic)”

News of the baby’s arrival was first leaked by Neema Barnette.

The director’s message read: “Congrats to Raising Dion Co Star Jason Ritter & his wife on the birth of their beautiful Sag baby girl. Babies are a blessing & so is Jason!

“What a hands down brilliant talent & exceptional human being he is! I’m blessed to have shared creative energy with you. Thank you for giving me a seamless performance. (sic)”