Zooey Deschanel of 'New Girl' Is a Mama, Welcomes a Daughter With (Surprise!) New Husband Jacob Pechenik

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Zooey Deschanel is a mother.

The New Girl actress welcomed a daughter with producer husband Jacob Pechenik.

"I am thrilled to confirm that Zooey Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, are new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl," the actress' rep said in a statement.

In a surprise turn of events, it was also revealed that Zooey Deschanel had secretly married her 4-year-old husband in a secret wedding. According to court records, the pair wed on June 21 in Texas.

Their newborn daughter is the first child for Deschanel, 35, who announced her pregnancy in January. The coupleKept their baby's gender a secret throughout the pregnancy.

"It's more fun," Deschanel said. "Make it into a game!"

During her pregnancy, Deschanel told Jimmy Kimmel that she had real issues with her pregnancy diet.

"You can't have sushi. You can't have cheese that tastes good," said Zooey. "You can have a little bit [of coffee], but I would have, like, four cups a day. And now I can have a half cup, which is a joke! It's a total joke!"

While this is Zooey's first child, she will likely have a lot of great advice from sister Emily Deschanel, who has two sons.

We'll have to wait and see, but Deschanel has said she doesn't plan on any post-pregnancy body photo shoots.

"Haven't we all seen those pictures of a sexy new mom in a bikini after one month? I will not be that person," Zooey Deschanel told Cosmopolitan magazine in May. "I've always gone my own course and never been someone who had the need to be super skinny. I like a healthy look. I don't buy into that skinny-is-better mentality. I just eat healthy and work out and don't worry about my weight too much. Actresses aren't models, and most of them never wanted to be."

Pam Wright