LATEST: Hollywood couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are celebrating after welcoming their first child into the world yesterday (01DEC05).

Affleck's publicist Ken Sunshine and Garner's representative NICOLE KING confirmed press reports the ALIAS beauty had given birth to a baby girl at 6.26pm (EST) on Thursday.

The joint statement reads, "Mother, father and baby are doing great."

The DAREDEVIL co-stars representatives did not provide the baby's weight or place of birth.

Garner, 33, and Affleck, 33, started dating in July 2004, months after the actor ended his high-profile engagement to Jennifer Lopez (JAN04) and the actress divorced her first husband Scott Foley (MAR04).

They married on the Caribbean resort of Turks and Caicos on 29 June (05).