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After a 2016 marked by her marriage to Ed Hartwell, the announcement of her pregnancy, the shocking end of her marriage in the summer and court battles and conflict following the relationship’s demise, it was a tough year. Even Pulliam admitted that things couldn’t have gotten much worse:


But the good news is that 2017 is getting off to a positive start for the actress. The 37-year-old just gave birth to her first child.

It’s unclear when exactly her daughter entered the world, but Pulliam introduced Ella Grace to her fans and followers on Instagram earlier today. The child made her social media debut in furry socks in the hands of her mother (rocking Tiffany blue nails):

As for the newborn’s name, Pulliam told PEOPLE last year that “Ella Grace” came from the fact that the actress sees her daughter as her saving grace.

“When I tell you through all of this the grace of God has so been with us and has covered us and protected us — she’s been my saving grace to get through it,” she said.

“It’s knowing that it’s not about me. Knowing that on days when I want to curl up in the bed, pull the covers over my head and cry until my eyes fall out, that is not an option because she feels everything I feel and right now, it is bigger than me — it’s about her. It is about her being okay.”

It seems that Ella Grace is just fine. She’s here and healthy, and Pulliam has her saving grace in her hands. Congratulations, mama!


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