Rebecca Gayheart's baby girl arrives

Mar 5, 2010 at 5:19 p.m. ET

Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart welcomed their first child to the world on Wednesday and, as expected, it's a girl!

Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane

"Mother, father and daughter are doing great," said publicist Nanci Ryder.

Dane, 37, and Gayheart, 38, tied the knot in a Las Vegas affair back in 2004 and while there was no official pregnancy announcement, the new mom started showing of her growing belly at events in September and the proud dad hasn't hidden his enthusiasm at having a growing family.

"I'll be in the room," Dane said of the delivery on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last month. "I'm going to stay close to my wife and make sure that she is all right. I'm really excited. I'm also very interested."

The couple hasn't released the name of the new addition, yet. They apparently had narrowed down the list before the birth, but wanted to meet the little princess first to make sure the name fits and sticks.

Don't expect one of those bizarre Hollywood names, however, as Dane promised, "We went straight down the middle."

Dane is of course the man behind McSteamy on Grey's Anatomy and also starred in Valentine's Day as a retiring quarterback. Gayheart was had runs on Fox's 90210 and Vanished, as well as Nip/Tuck.

This is good news for the couple, who sometimes makes headlines for less fortuitous events. There was that video scandal last year, in which the pair was caught canoodling and apparently doing drugs on tape with Miss United States Teen-turned Playboy model Kari Ann Peniche.

They have since filed suit against Gawker for running the video, refusing to comply with a cease and desist request and then going on to "maliciously distribute an uncensored copy of the video, gratuitously including nude shots."

Also, back in June 2001, Gayheart pled no contest to a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge after striking and killing a jay-walking nine-year-old boy.

SheKnows send congratulations to the new parents and big welcome to baby Gayheart-Dane.

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