Ryan announced the happy news on Instagram on Sunday, March 3 in a post that featured a photo of himself and Emilia holding their newborn daughter in the hospital. The MDLNY agent also opened up about his and Emilia's journey to become parents in the post that was addressed to their baby girl. "To my daughter, Your momma and I have waited almost 3 years to meet you. We had no idea how difficult getting pregnant with you was going to be. We tried everything. We were so nervous you might never come. When we finally decided to try IVF, we were so scared it wouldn’t work. And then you stuck. And then we heard your little heartbeat for the first time," Ryan gushed in the post. "Your mom and I were so excited every time we would go to the hospital to see you, but even more terrified we would lose you. Because the fact that we were pregnant - as beautiful as it was - was almost too good to be true. And because of that fear, we loved you as hard as we could from the moment we knew you existed. We thought if we put that love for you out there, you would hear it, and you would make it."
Ryan then remarked how long he and Emilia have waited for the moment they became parents, and he also praised his wife for her continued strength during the ups and downs of the road to motherhood. "I watched you grow slowly with your momma every day, waiting for the moment I would finally meet you. I feel like I’ve spent my whole life working towards this moment, when everything would make sense. One day when you read this, I hope you can look back and be proud," Ryan shared in the post. "And please go and give your Mom a BIG kiss because she’s a true warrior, a fighter with the biggest heart, and the Queen of my world. Seriously - one day we will tell you about all the shots, the pain, the sickness, and what birth was like for your Mom on Tuesday the 26th - it was insane! We love you now and forever, our new, beautiful, little puff. Love, Dad."
Ryan and Emilia opened up about their desire to start a family in Season 7 of MDLNY. The couple, who wed on July 7, 2016 in Greece, revealed that they had been trying for a family, but "it hasn't been as easy as we thought it was going to be," Ryan shared. "I'm 33, she's 32. We've been to doctors, we've been checked out. We're both fine," Ryan said on the show. "So we're now at the point where if we want to start a family, the next steps are to do IVF."
In preparation for their growing family, Ryan and Emilia looked for a new, bigger home last season of MDLNY. The couple eventually settled on a $7.6 million townhouse in Brooklyn, which they gave us the grand tour of in the Season 7 finale. "I mean, the future's always been big, but the future now is bigger than ever before because the future now isn't just me," Ryan gushed during the episode. "The future now is us and my family on our stoop in Brooklyn."
Check out the touching moment, below.