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Reggie Bush and his fiance Lilit Avagyan reportedly welcomed a baby girl on May 6, seven months after confirming reports of a pregnancy.
The couple, who has been dating for over one year, surprised fans when they revealed they would become first time parents in 2012. Bush, who plays for the Detroit Lions, began dating Avagyan, 25, following his 2010 public split from reality TV star Kim Kardashian, 31.
"Lilit gave birth to a beautiful baby girl," Avagyan's representative told Us magazine. "The tot weighed in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces."
Bush, 28, recently opened up about becoming a first time parent and he spoke fondly of his fiance. Avagyan is a professional ballroom dancer of Armenian decent.
"I'm very excited. Very excited about the baby. It's our first one and couldn't have come at a better time," Bush wrote in a blog post on the Detroit Lions' website.
"It couldn't have come with a better person. Someone I really love and care about. It's great. It really worked out perfect," he continued.
The couple, who has allegedly not yet set a wedding date, currently lives in Los Angeles and the NFL star shared his plans to travel back and forth between L.A. and Michigan where he works.
"The baby will be in L.A. Well, [Avagyan] is going to be in L.A. because her family lives 15-20 minutes away from us," he explained.
"So she's going to need that support system while I'm here for a few days out of each week. Then I'll be home ... I'm going to rack up a lot of sky miles, I know that," he added.
In October, reports claimed that Kardashian, who is due to give birth to her and Kanye West's first child in July, was hurt over Bush and Avagyan's pregnancy news.
"Kim is very upset that there are reports out there Reggie has gotten Lilit pregnant," the source previously told RadarOnline.com.
"Kim had pressured Reggie for a very long time to get married while they were together because she wanted to have a family with him," the source added.
Kardashian, 31, began dating Bush after being introduced by NFL star Matt Leinart at the 2007 ESPY Awards. Despite rumors of an engagement in 2009, the pair split before reconciling the same year.
They eventually parted ways for good in 2010, approximately one year before Kardashian married NBA star Kris Humphries.
"Reggie just thought that Kim placed too much of a priority on her fame and reality television though and he wanted none of it. Reggie was a part of the Kardashian family for over five years and deep down Kim has always held out hope that they would end up together, even though she married Kris Humphries," the source explained.