Paula Garces’s character on Devious Maids was murdered while pregnant with an illegitimate child. In real life, the ABC drama actress just gave birth to her first child and while her story isn’t nearly as dramatic (thankfully!) it’s still fairly intense.
People reports that Paula, 39, and her husband Antonio Hernandez welcomed their first child on November 20. Their son’s name is Antonio Andres Hernandez, and little Antonio’s entrance into the world wasn’t exactly smooth.
“After a difficult 14-hour labor, my mom had to have an emergency c-section,” Paula’s daughter, Skye, 21, tells the mag. “My brother was born beautiful and healthy, thank God, and Mom is doing well also.”
The harrowing ordeal behind them, the family is happy to have their newest addition with them safe and sound. Antonio weighs 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and is 20.5 inches long.
During her baby shower this July, Paula gushed to People about how thrilled her husband was to have a son. “He was so excited because we already experienced a baby girl with Skye,” she said. The actress, who had previously suffered two miscarriages has referred to her pregnancy as “a miracle.”
TV shows like Paula’s are deliciously dramatic, but at the end of the day, we’ll take a real-life happy ending over fictionalized drama any time!