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Kelsey Grammer and wife Kayte welcome a daughter

Kelsey Grammer and wife Kayte arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Getty

(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Kelsey Grammer and his wife, Kayte, are now parents to a baby girl.

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Faith Evangelina Elisa Grammer, early Friday.

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The baby girl weighed in at 6 pounds, 2 ounces, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"Mother and child are in excellent health," the Grammers said in a statement, obtained by THR. "We were ecstatic earlier this year, when we announced that Kayte was carrying twins. Tragically, we lost the little boy shortly thereafter. This was not something we cared to make known publicly at the time. 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. A glorious birth with a lingering sadness is ours today. 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."

The Grammers married in February 2011. The "Boss" star, 57, and his 31-year-old wife recently renewed their vows in Las Vegas.

The Emmy-winning actor and star of series such as "Cheers" and "Frasier" has four other children, including two - 10-year-old daughter Mason and 7-year-son son Jude - with ex-wife Camille Grammer, who stars on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

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