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Baby girl for Rove, Tasma
Ruby Arelia McManus. Picture: Supplied

Christmas has come early for WA celebrity couple Rove McManus and Tasma Walton who are celebrating the birth of their first child.

Ruby Aurelia McManus was born just after 9am Monday in Sydney, two weeks ahead of her due date.

Taking after her diminutive parents, she weighed in at a petite 2.47kg.

“While she arrived slightly earlier than expected, she is healthy and more importantly it means she’ll be here to spend Christmas with us, which is the best present you could wish for,” McManus, 39, said.

“I feel I have entered a new life that consists of mainly feeding and wiping. But I couldn’t be happier."

Aurelia is derived from the Latin word aureus, meaning ‘golden.’

“It’s still hard to believe she’s here,” Walton, 40, said. “It was love at first sight. She is a beautiful, life-changing bundle.”

McManus started dating the Geraldton-born actress in 2007, a year after his previous wife Belinda Emmett died of metastatic breast cancer.

They married in June 2009 at a private beach ceremony in Broome.

Tasma Walton with her new daughter Ruby.
Baby Ruby with her proud parents.