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Piers Morgan is a new dad again.
The TV host announced the news Friday on Twitter.
“It’s true. I’ve become a dad for the 4th time, to a baby girl called Elise,” he wrote. “She’s absurdly beautiful, and utterly adorable.”
He added that she was born after Morgan’s favorite soccer team, Arsenal, won a match against Borussia Dortmund.
This is the first child for Morgan and his second wife, Celia Walden, a writer at the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph. He also has three sons with his first wife, Marion Shalloe, whom he married in 1991 and divorced in 2008.
A slew of people in Hollywood tweeted their congratulations to Morgan, including:
Jack Welch, former chairman/CEO of General Electric:
“Congratulations to Piers Morgan on new baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Congrats. Now Do you have a will a living revocable trust a durable power of attorney for health care and an advance directive?”
Billy Ray Cyrus:
“Congratulations to you and Celia on the arrival of your baby girl Elise!” [to which Morgan responded: “She’s already achy-breaking my heart”]
“Congrats on your baby girl! So happy for you & your family!!!!”
“Congrats @piersmorgan on new arrival EMM, I hear she’s gorgeous from day 1!”
He also is embroiled in the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal. On Thursday, Lord Justice Leveson said Morgan will be called to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking in 2007.
The judge said his inquiry into press culture, standards and ethics would hear from Morgan — a former editor of the News of the World and the Mirror — “in due course” to explain comments apparently admitting detailed knowledge of phone hacking that he made in a 2007 interview.
Morgan has always strenuously denied wrongdoing relating to phone hacking.