Congratulations, Judge! Top Chef’s tough critic, Gail Simmons, and husband Jeremy Abrams welcomed daughter Dahlia Rae to the world on Sunday, December 29.

Gail’s rep confirmed to People that Dahlia weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and that “mother, father, and baby are doing wonderfully” a few days after the baby’s arrival.

The little flower child is the first for Gail and Jeremy, and they kept their little one’s sex a secret until her birth. “We’d like it to be a surprise,” Gail said back in September. The always prepared Food and Wine gal couldn’t wait til the end for everything, though.

“We have some of the nursery done, but we’re going to wait until [we find out] who this little nugget is,” she explained about her decorating mis en place. If her home decor is even a dollop as chic as the gorgeous clothes she wears on Top Chef, we bet the nursery would totally be named Top Crib.

The pregnancy was a cinch, Gail said a few months ago. “It’s been amazing. I feel great and I have lots of energy. I still have a few months left, and then the actual parenting begins!”

No doubt Gail will nail being a mom, since she excels at everything else she does. And heck, with so many chef friends on speed dial, little Dahlia will likely be eating gourmet from the get-go.

Source: People

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