The Top Chef judge and her husband are proud parents of Dahlia Rae.

on Jan 2 - The Dish

New year, new baby!

Top Chef's Gail Simmons and her husband Jeremy Abrams welcomed their first child into the world on December 29. The couple named their little girl Dahlia Rae and the family are happy and healthy.

"Dahlia weighed 7 lbs, 3 oz," Gails rep tells People. "Mother, father and baby are doing wonderfully."

Gail told the Dish this summer that she was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her newborn. "We are overjoyed, super happy and excited. We can't wait to meet the little peanut!"

Even as she counted down the days to birth, Gail was hard at work filming the current season of Top Chef in New Orleans. The Big Easy's warm temperatures made for some seasonally appropriate food cravings. "I was craving a lot of peanut butter and jelly in the first few months," she said. "But the most constant cravings I have is cold fresh fruit (watermelon, peaches and apples)."

As for becoming a mother, Gail told People she was excited by her next chapter. "I really can't complain. It's been amazing. I feel great and I have lots of energy. I still have a few months left and then the actual parenting begins."

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