Former 'Skating with Celebrities' finalist Jillian Barberie has baby girl
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/09/2007
Jillian Barberie may have thought she "never wanted kids," but the Skating with Celebrities runner-up has had a change of heart, and for good reason.
The 40-year-old Good Day L.A. co-host and her husband, actor Grant Reynolds, welcomed their first child on Friday in a Los Angeles hospital, her representative confirmed to People on Monday. Ruby Raven Reynolds was born at 5PM on Friday weighing 6 pounds, seven ounces, People reported.
"We are overjoyed, ecstatic and so in love," Barberie told People following Ruby's birth.
Fox's Skating with Celebrities -- a Dancing with the Stars-like reality competition series that took place on ice instead of in the ballroom -- premiered in January 2006 and saw Barberie paired with three-time U.S. pairs figure skating champion and world championship medalist John Zimmerman. They were eventually defeated by a slim margin during the show's finale and finished as the runner-ups.
However 2006 turned out to be a good year for Barberie after all, as she married Reynolds in a private ceremony that July. In December the couple announced they were expecting their first child together, with Barberie correctly predicted she would be having a girl while her husband contended it would be a boy.
Barberie plans to take three months of maternity leave before returning to Good Day L.A., according to People.