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Tina Fey, Jeffrey Richmond welcome baby girl Penelope Athena

August 13, 2011 | 12:46 pm

Tina Fey has a new baby girl with husband Jeff RichmondTina Fey is mom to a brand-new baby girl. The “30 Rock” star and her husband, Jeffrey Richmond, welcomed daughter Penelope Athena on Wednesday, reports People.

Fey, 41, revealed in April just how tricky it was to plan for a second baby (the couple has a daughter named Alice, 5) around her busy life as a TV multi-hyphenate and author.

“I thought '30 Rock' would be canceled by now and I would have time to do this,” she confessed on the “Oprah” show, adding, "My husband and I really decided that we felt rather than risk having '30 Rock' end in several years and feeling like part of our family is missing that we were going to prioritize our family."

The world got an early introduction to baby Penny on “Saturday Night Live” in May when Fey and pregnant friend Maya Rudolph (baby Jack was born July 3) sang “Natalie Cole-style” with their unborn babies. Of course, it was all thanks to the “help of science and a sonogram machine stolen from the storage unit of Mr. Tom Cruise.”

The Mother's Day tune, which turned out to be mostly about doin' it, included a little piece of motherly advice from Fey: "Don't make the mistakes that I made, specifically getting drunk on rose wine and having unprotected sex on a roller coaster at Epcot Japan."


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Tina Fey and husband Jeff Richmond arrive at the 68th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Jan. 16. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images.