O Father! Scandal-Prone Miami Priest Welcomes a Baby Girl

Alberto Cutie Baby Camila Born
Rev. Alberto Cutié
Alberto Tamargo/JPI

12/02/2010 AT 05:00 PM EST

Former Roman Catholic priest Alberto Cutié – the man who was embroiled in a scandal last year when he admitted to having a relationship with a woman – has welcomed a baby with his wife.

On Thursday, Ruhama Cutié gave birth to a baby girl.

"With thanksgiving to God, the giver of all life, my wife and I announce the birth of our beautiful baby daughter Camila Victoria Cutié," the couple said in a statement. "We also take this opportunity to thank our family, church community and friends for your love and support."

Added Cutié: "There is great joy in being a Father, who is also a 'father.' We are truly blessed!"

The Miami priest, dubbed "Father Oprah" because of the relationship advice he offers people on Spanish-language radio and TV shows, came under fire in May 2009 over his relationship with Ruhama.

The couple got married in June of last year.

Cutié left his Miami church and to become an Episcopal priest (they do not take vows of celibacy).

• For photos of Father Cutié's wedding, visit People En Espanol

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