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Zooey Deschanel Secretly Weds and Welcomes Baby Girl

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It's a baby girl for Zooey Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik!

Yes, you read that right. The "New Girl" star has a double dose of happy news this week, having married her fiancé in a secret ceremony and given birth to her first child.

"I am thrilled to confirm that Zooey Deschanel and her husband Jacob Pechenik are new parents to a beautiful, healthy baby girl," Deschanel's representative told Entertainment Tonight.

Pechenik, 42, is a film producer who produced Deschanel's comedy "Rock the Kasbah," which also stars Bill Murray and is scheduled to open in October.

The 35-year-old actress told Jimmy Kimmel earlier this year that the couple didn't want to know the baby's gender until it arrived.

"We are going to be surprised," she said. "It's more fun."

Baby Deschanel-Pechenik will have at least a couple of playmates right from the get-go. Deschanel's sister, Emily Deschanel ("Bones"), has two children of her own.

While we haven't yet heard word on the newest girl's name, we wish the couple all the best.

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