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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.

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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.

(Photo credit Fox)


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