Monica Cruz Welcomes Baby Girl!

Monica Cruz gave birth to a baby girl last Tuesday in Madrid, the Spanish publication Hola confirmed. The Spanish star had plenty of support since her sister Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem, mother Encarna, and brother Eduardo Cruz were spotted at the International Ruber Clinic where she gave birth.

The 36-year-old actress decided to raise her child as a single mom and conceived through artificial insemination. She confirmed her pregnancy via her blog and wrote, So I've decided to talk about it: I have resorted to artificial insemination in order to get pregnant. I also wanted to talk about it because it is an opportunity to show my gratitude to all those anonymous donors that help a lot of women, like me, fulfill their lifetime dream." She also added, "If with this I can help others that are in doubt, here I am for whatever you may need.”

Cruz began blogging about her journey in December. “A 40-year-old woman is very young and she feels very young but the maternity thing goes another way, it is measured with another clock that unfortunately we do not control," wrote Cruz. "I've become very informed on the subject. It turns out that after 37 the possibilities of becoming pregnant decrease at an alarming rate.”

Congrats to Cruz and her family!