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Coco and Ice-T welcome baby girl

COCO Austin and Ice-T have welcomed their first child together.

Reality TV star Coco, 36, revealed daughter Chanel's birth on Saturday (28.11.15), posting the news on her Instagram page.

She wrote: "Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole.. A beautiful healthy 5.7 pound and 18 inch baby girl. Ice and I are so proud! I cried while she was coming out I was so excited to meet her! (sic)."

Coco - who was 37 weeks pregnant when Chanel was born- previously revealed she was hoping her trim bump would ensure an easy birth for her first child with rapper Ice-T, 57.

She wrote in her pregnancy blog for E!: "In response to the critics of my small baby bump, the thing is I constantly ask my doctor, 'Am I healthy? Is the baby healthy? What is going on? Have you seen this before?'

"My doctor says yes, athletes look like this all the time because they have such strong abs muscles that it takes longer for a bump to pop out.

"My doctors said they just delivered a figure skater's baby and she was smaller than me and she squeezed that baby out in nearly three tries because her abs were so strong.

"Strong abs muscles may mean you're going to have an easier delivery. When I heard that, I was like let's cross our fingers that that happens to me."