HOLLYWOOD—Actress Blake Lively, 27, former star of the TV series “Gossip Girl” and her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, 38, welcomed their first child together just before the New Year. Lively gave birth near the couple’s home in New York sooner than her expected due date.

Lively first announced the news of her pregnancy through photos she shared from her maternity photoshoot on her website in October.

Lively and Reynolds tied the knot in a private ceremony in September 2012. A name for the baby girl has not yet been revealed to the public.