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Jamie Oliver Celebrates Birth of Baby Daughter

Jamie Oliver Celebrates Birth of Baby Daughter
Jamie and Jools Oliver
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04/03/2009 07:05AM

It's a third girl for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who became a father again on Friday.

Oliver's wife, Jools, gave birth to Petal Blossom Rainbow at 2:46 a.m., PEOPLE has confirmed. The baby, who weighed 6 lb., 10 oz., joins sisters Poppy Honey, 7, and Daisy Boo, 5, in the Oliver household. Her anticipated arrival was first announced in September.

Oliver, who only two days ago was cooking for world leaders at 10 Downing Street, was at his wife's side at London's Portland Hospital for the birth.

A statement from a rep for Oliver, who is best known in the U.S. for his Naked Chef TV shows, said, "Both [Petal] and Jools are doing well. The Olivers would like to thank midwives Linda Ordish and Elaine Porter and also obstetrician William Dennis for their wonderful help and support."

It went on to say: "Jamie and Jools are both completely smitten with Petal already, and Jamie is looking forward to two weeks paternity leave to spend quality time with his four beautiful girls."

News of the baby's delivery first broke Friday morning in Britain's Sun.

See Petal's first photo at Celebrity Baby Blog!

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