Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi Gives Birth

Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi Gives Birth
Kristi Yamaguchi & her husband Bret Hedican
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updated 11/23/2005 at 11:00 AM EST

originally published 11/23/2005 11:00AM

Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband, Bret Hedican, a Carolina Hurricanes defenseman, have had their second child, PEOPLE reports in its upcoming issue.

Emma Yoshiko was born on Nov. 17 in Raleigh, N.C. The couple also have a daughter, Keara, 2.

Yamaguchi, 34, and Hedican, 35, met at a 1995 gala to celebrate the opening of Vancouver's new ice hockey arena. "He was clean-cut and soft-spoken," Yamaguchi told PEOPLE after they became engaged on Christmas Eve, 1998. "Figure skaters have awful perceptions of hockey players, and I thought, 'This guy's a little different.'"

The couple exchanged vows in front of 300 guests after a picture-perfect sunset over Hawaii's Kohala coast at the Mauna Lani resort on July 8, 2000.

At the reception Hedican serenaded his bride with the Bob Dylan-penned song "Make You Feel My Love"?

"They let us share an amazing moment of intimacy," skating star Scott Hamilton, who was a guest at the wedding, told PEOPLE at the time. "Every single woman in the room was crying."

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