Congratulations go out to Days of Our Lives star Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and husband Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, Rick, B&B) on the recent birth of their baby girl. According to SOAPnet and other sources, Arianne gave birth to daughter Isabella on Monday, December 7 by C-section, nine days before her due date.
As reported back in June, Arianne and husband Kyle were expecting their first child, and the show opted not to write the actress's pregnancy into the storyline. Nicole was seen wearing loose-fitting clothing, but many fans could still tell she was sporting a baby bump. Regardless, Arianne always looked stunningly beautiful throughout her pregnancy.
Many fans are also aware that Arianne met her real-life husband, Kyle Lowder on the set of DAYS when Kyle portrayed Brady Black from 2000-2005. The couple married on August 3, 2002.
Longtime DAYS fans recall that Isabella was the name of Brady Black's mother and John's wife. Unfortunately, Brady never got to know his mother, since she tragically died of pancreatic cancer in 1992, the same year Brady was born. Many are wondering if the name Isabella is a coincidence. Regardless, it's a beautiful name for Ari and Kyle's daughter.
Just a reminder that Arianne will continue to air as Nicole until January 6, 2010, as reported in the December 15, 2009 issue of Soap Opera Digest. She is currently taking a two-month maternity leave.
Heartfelt congratulations once again go out to Arianne and Kyle on the birth of baby Isabella!
Pictured: Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and husband Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady) at the 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards
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