Jessica Leccia (Natalia Rivera) and her husband, Brian Malloy, are now the proud parents of a baby girl. The child, named Ivy Lola Malloy, was born on Wednesday, June 10 at 9:10 AM. Little Ivy weighed in at 8 lbs 6 oz. This is the couple's first child.
Earlier this year, Leccia confirmed to Soap Central that she would be taking a brief maternity leave from Guiding Light, though the actress declined to speculate on how long she'd be away from the show.
With Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer), Leccia has earned legions of fans as one-half of the Guiding Light couple affectionately dubbed "Otalia." During the show's on-location shoot in Orlando, Florida, in March, Chappell, Leccia, and Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper) talked about their ground-breaking love triangle. The actors shirked claims that the show was telling a "lesbian story," instead labeling the plot a "love story."
Leccia joined the cast of Guiding Light in April 2007.