Chanel Iman welcomes second daughter

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman has given birth to a baby girl.

The 29-year-old model announced the exciting news on Instagram on Tuesday, revealing to her followers that the newborn had arrived earlier than expected.

Posting a snap of her on a hospital bed cradling her new daughter alongside husband Sterling Shepard and their 16-month-old daughter Cali Clay, she shared her baby daughter's winter-inspired name.

"Our Christmas gift came early," she captioned the photo. "Cassie Snow Shepard 12*17*19."

She later posted a snap of her holding both her girls while sat on the hospital bed and wrote in the caption, "This is Love" with a heart emoji.

Across the comments, Iman received messages from her fellow models, including Lily Aldridge, who wrote, "Omg (Oh my God) congratulations sweetest @chaneliman," and pregnant Ashley Graham, who posted, "So sweet!!!!!"

The Victoria's Secret model, who has walked in shows for Yeezy, Tommy Hilfiger and Jeremy Scott, has also created an Instagram account for the newborn.

Iman and Shepard, who plays in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants, wed in an intimate ceremony at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles in March 2018.

Announcing the news of her second pregnancy, the model posted a sweet family photo in which she showed off her baby bump with a white crop top. "Excited to announce we will be a family of four soon," Iman wrote.

The couple had previously discussed their plans to expand their family, telling People magazine shortly after Cali's arrival that they were already keen for a second baby.

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