Actress Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem welcomed their second child, a girl, on July 22, the same day the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth to the royal baby.
Cruz, who is reportedly a private person who does not like to share details of her personal life with the media, gave birth at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid, according to Hola, a Spanish weekly magazine.
Bardem and Cruz's family were with the actress at the time of the birth, the magazine said, adding that no other information about the baby or the actress was immediately available. The couple announced Cruz’s pregnancy in February, with the actress telling TVE, a Spanish television network, that she was "tremendously happy and excited" with the news.
Cruz, 39, and Bardem, 44, who got married in 2010, are parents to a two-year-old boy, Leonardo Encinas Bardem, who was born in January 2011.
Talking to Vogue about motherhood soon after welcoming her first child, Cruz said that the experience had changed her as a person.
"From the first second, you feel so much love," she explained in the June 2011 issue. "It is a revolutionary experience. That's the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment, when you see that face, you are transformed forever."
The actress also hinted at the possibility of cutting down on her film projects to focus on her family. Cruz told Harper’s Bazaar, in April 2012, that she now would focus more on her family, adding that she would “make one movie a year, maybe two, but it's not going to be more than that because I have other priorities now."
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.