Actress Natascha McElhone has found joy with the birth of her third child - just five months after the tragic death of her husband.
The Californication star was spotted with her newborn baby for the first time in London on Tuesday (11Nov08) - after she reportedly delivered the tot in secret last month (08).
The sex, name and weight of the baby have not been released, but it is believed MCElhone gave birth at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
The good news comes after a tragic year for the British actress, whose husband, plastic surgeon Martin Kelly, died from a heart attack after being found slumped on the doorstep of the couple's London home in May (08).
MCElhone, who already has two sons with her late husband, recently told reporters how she received a moving answerphone message from Kelly just minutes before his death, during which he told her that he couldn't wait to welcome their new child.
She explained, "He left this message for me, full of the joys. He couldn't wait to come out (to visit LA), he was so excited about the baby. Thank God, a lovely last message."