Bryce Dallas Howard
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11/11/2011 at 01:00 PM EST
Looks like big brother Theo guessed right!
Bryce Dallas Howard and husband Seth Gabel welcomed a daughter on Thursday, Bryce's proud father, movie director Ron Howard, Tweeted
"Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel Born Jan 19 2012 8lbs 6oz Bryce & Baby B are spectacular Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear :-) " the filmmaker announced Sunday.
In August, The Help
star, 30, told Jay Leno
that her 4½-year-old son predicted that his new sibling was going to be a girl, but she and Gabel kept mum even after finding out the sex of the baby
The actress, who also recently appeared in Twilight – Eclipse
, has spoken candidly
about the postpartum depression she suffered after giving birth to Theo in 2007. But in September, she described feeling
"euphoric" during her second pregnancy.
Adding to the celebration for newly arrived Beatrice were congratulatory Tweets from Octavia Spencer, M. Night Shyamalan and Jennifer Connelly.
Director Shyamalan's message: "Ron, tell Bryce congratulations from our whole family. I'll be waiting to cast Beatrice in a few years! :-) "