Shonda Rhimes Welcomes Third Child, a Baby Girl!

Producer Shonda Rhimes on May 16, 2013
Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes announced on Twitter Sept. 18 that she has welcomed her third child, a baby girl. Frederick M. Brown/Getty

Shonda Rhimes is now a proud mother of three! The Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator announced on Twitter Wednesday, Sept. 18 that she has welcomed a third child, a baby girl, into her family.

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Rhimes, 43, shared the happy news by first apologizing to her fans for her absence on the social media site. "Been AWOL from Twitter. I totally have a good reason: TINY HUMAN #3 is here and she's perfect!" she tweeted. "Babies are good. Life is good. #2shows3kids." No other details on the baby were immediately available.

Rhimes is already mom to two daughters. She adopted Harper in June 2002 and Emerson in February 2012.

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The TV producer confirmed to Us Weekly exclusively in April 2012 that she adopted Emerson through a domestic adoption and had long been planning to give Harper a sibling. "I've been writing adoption into story lines on my shows and only a few people close to me knew about my plans," Rhimes told Us. "I think the response was 'oh my goodness' from a lot of people."

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At the time, she also shared an exclusive photo with Us of her daughter's pink nursery. "This is a happy time," Rhimes said. "I feel so lucky."

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