Celebrity chef and Food Network star Duff Goldman has announced the arrival of his first child with his wife Johanna!

Duff and Johanna have welcomed a baby girl into the world. They’ve chosen to name her Josephine, a French name that means “God will increase.” When revealing her name, Duff shared, “Her name is Josephine and she is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in the whole world.” Johanna shared Jospehine’s full name on her announcement post: Josephine Frances Goldman. Josephine arrived on January 31st at 5:13 am. She weighed 8lbs 2oz and was 21 inches long at birth.

The new dad was very open about his whole experience in becoming a father and he sounds absolutely elated to take on this new role! “Some friends have told me that the love I’ll experience when looking at my daughter will be different than anything I’ve ever experienced and they were totally right. My muffin was amazing and I am in awe of how strong and natural and intuitive she is. She’s a natural mom no doubt. We made a family! I have a whole little family! I keep telling Josephine about all the wonderful things she’s gonna get to try like pizza and candy and swimming and concerts and riding a bike. She already loves music. Her first song was ‘I’ll Fly Away’ by Allison Krauss. She also likes James Brown, Led Zeppelin, and the Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra so we’ll see where her musical tastes go. I’m so in love I can’t stand it. I have the two best ladies in the whole world.”

Congratulations to Duff and Johanna on becoming parents! We wish them all the best as they welcome Josephine Frances into their sweet little world.

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