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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

No Manger, No Wise Men: Madonna Gives Birth to Girl

LOS ANGELES -- Entertainment superstar Madonna has given birth to a healthy, 3-kilogram baby girl --named Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon -- at Good Samaritan Hospital.


The infant was born at 4:01 p.m. Monday. Madonna and child were reported "resting comfortably" after the birth. The infant's father is Madonna's personal trainer, Carlos Manuel Leon, 30.


And in a twist that was quintessential Hollywood, the announcement was made initially by Dr. Paul Fleiss, the father of convicted Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.


Fleiss, a pediatrician, who said he will be caring for the child, served nine months of house arrest after pleading guilty to tax evasion in connection with his daughter's activities.


Madonna hasn't said whether she plans to marry Leon -- there are persistent rumors of tiffs between the two -- but in the November issue of "Vanity Fair,'' she denied that she used him simply as a "stud service."