Jessica Szohr gives birth to first child with partner Brad Richardson

Jessica Szohr has given birth to her first child with partner Brad Richardson.

The former 'Gossip Girl' star announced the arrival of the couple's daughter, Bowie Ella Richardson, on January 11, on Instagram.

Jessica gushed that their little girl is "really something special" and that their journey to parenthood has been "one of the most beautiful experiences" of her life.

She captioned a black and white photograph of the tot's teeny hands: "Added a little special sweetness to our family and some new directions to our journey on 1-11-21.

"Bowie Ella Richardson.

"This journey with Brad and Lexi has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.

"To then create a human that is absolutely perfect in our eyes and put a feeling in my heart I didn’t know existed is beyond words. I have all the feels and she is really something special."

The 35-year-old actress - who played Vanessa Abrams in hit teen drama series 'Gossip Girl' - is excited as she and her professional hockey player boyfriend embark on the next chapter in their life.

On her Instagram Story, she added: "I realize that nothing worth having comes easily, neither in life nor in travel, but you will enjoy the rewards if you dare to go off the beaten path.

"Can't wait for our new path as a family and as a new mommy... LFG. (sic)"

Jessica shared their baby news on Instagram in September with a black and white snap of Brad looking down at her baby bump, and she captioned the image: "Full of joy!"

Beforehand, the 'Orville' star had teased a photoshoot on her Instagram Stories, complete with the caption: "Let life surprise you."

She then posted the baby bump picture, and wrote: "Surprise."

The couple went public with their relationship in March 2019.

Brad also has a young daughter, Lexi, with his ex Lauren Hunt.