Kelsey and Kayte Grammer welcome child, reveal a tragedy

Jul 13, 2012 at 11:15 p.m. ET

Even as the couple make the announcement of a new daughter, they reveal they did not have twins as they had hoped.

Kelsey GrammerWho says Friday the 13th is bad luck? Not Kelsey Grammer, who welcomed a new daughter this morning.

Grammer and his wife Kayte welcomed Faith Evangeline Elisa Grammer this morning at 1 a.m. in Los Angeles. Faith was just over six pounds.

“We are thrilled,” the couple told People. “Mother and child are in excellent health.”

However, the birth was a reminder of a tragedy the couple experienced earlier this year.

“We were ecstatic earlier this year when we announced that Kayte was carrying twins. Tragically we lost the little boy shortly thereafter,” Kelsey and Kayte told People.

The couple also lost a child in 2010, and did not want to make this most recent loss something they shared with many people.

“This was not something we cared to make known publicly at the time,” they said. “It was unspeakably painful and we know that people will understand our desire to keep the news private then, as we know they will respect our privacy in this matter now.”

The Grammers were married in February 2011, and renewed their vows just last month in Las Vegas, according to MSNBC.

“A glorious birth with a lingering sadness is ours today,” said the couple. “We choose to celebrate the life that has been given us. We proudly introduce our Faith to the world today looking forward to the days ahead and the children yet to come.”

After the 2010 miscarriage and loss of the child earlier this year, Faith becomes the first child born to the Grammers, said MSNBC. Kelsey Grammer also has four children from previous relationships.

The 57-year-old actor and his 31-year-old wife held the baby shower in Chicago, where Kelsey was shooting the second season of the Starz show Boss. He plays the mayor of the city, leaving him little room to shoot elsewhere.

According to, the 10-episode season will premiere on Oct. 21, 2012.

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