Cruz Gives Birth to Her First Child…

Monica Cruz is officially a mother…

The 36-year-old Spanish actress, model and dancer – the younger sister of Penélope Cruz – welcomed her first child, a daughter, on Tuesday at the Hospital Ruber Internacional in Madrid, according to Hola magazine.

Monica Cruz

The Vicky Cristina Barcelona actress was by her sister’s side when she went into labor. Their mother, Encarna, and brother, Eduardo Cruz, also paid a visit to give their support.

Monica announced her pregnancy in January. She decided to be a single mother by turning to an anonymous sperm donor out of fear that it would “too late for motherhood” by the time she found her perfect partner.

“I am going to be a mother! I have managed to fulfill the dream of a lifetime,” she blogged. “To become pregnant, I turned to artificial insemination…I want to tell, also, so I can have the opportunity to show my thanks to all those anonymous men that give many women like me, the dream of their lives.”

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