Actor Kellan Lutz, most famously known for portraying the role of Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series, has announced the arrival of his first child with his wife Brittany.

The couple welcomed a baby girl on February 22nd. They chose the name Ashtyn Lilly Lutz for her. Ashtyn is an English name that means “Ash Tree Town” while Lilly, also an English name, means “Lily Flower.”

In her announcement post, Brittany shared a story about Ashtyn’s arrival. “The day she came into the world it was snowing, raining, and freezing, but that night she was born and we woke up to sun, clear skies, and winter melting away. It was so symbolic considering this time last year was literally winter for our souls only to be met one year later with the brightest sunshine. She ushered in a new season for us and we love her beyond comprehension.”

Last February, the couple suffered a miscarriage. Brittany had been six months along in her pregnancy when they lost their baby. When Brittany revealed the news, she shared, “Baby girl,⁣ It was my absolute honor and pleasure to be your mom these last 6 months. I did my best and it was an absolute joy seeing your little face all those times on that screen and feeling your tiny kicks. I don’t know why it happened the way it did, but part of me finds so much peace knowing you never experienced pain or heartache and never will. You’re in the arms of Jesus now and one day we will get to meet you for real. Until I see you in heaven… your mommy loves you so much.”

Congratulations to Kellan and Brittany on welcoming their rainbow baby into the world. We wish them all the best as they settle into their new role as parents to Ashtyn.

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