Monica, 32, and her NBA husband Shannon Brown welcomed a beautiful 6-pound baby girl named Laiyah.

Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa revealed her friends’ happy news in an post on Thursday (05Sep13).

She wrote, “I am so honored to announce that baby Laiyah Brown has arrived! Mommy and baby are healthy and well. Congratulations @shannonbrown26 and @monicamylife! We love you guys and we can’t wait to meet Laiyah! 6lbs (pounds) 9/3/13.”

Via Vibe Vixen:

Last night, the singer and her basketball player husband welcomed daughter Laiyah into the world. While the couple have yet to make an “official” announcement, Shannon posted an adorable photo with his new baby girl on Instagram (above).

“I THANK GOD for her!!! JOY has been restored in my LIFE!!!,” he wrote.

Good friend Ciara also congratulated the couple on Twitter:

“I Got 2 See My Sis @MonicaBrown Baby Girl Laiyah! Seriously Beyond BEAUTIFUL! She looks like a doll! Unreal! #SoPrecious WOW!”

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