18/07/2011 10:46 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Ivanka Trump Adds To The Family Empire With Birth Of A Daughter

Ivanka Trump adds to the family empire with birth of daughter PA

Ivanka Trump has further bolstered the Trump empire by giving birth to her first baby, a little girl.

Ivanka, who is 29, wrote on Twitter that she and her husband Jared Kushner felt 'blessed' to have their new daughter.

'This morning Jared and I welcomed a beautiful and healthy little baby girl into the world,' she wrote. 'We feel incredibly grateful and blessed. Thank you all for your support and well wishes!'

Speaking to Harper's Bazaar magazine before the birth, jewellery designer Ivanka explained how she and Jared waited a year after their wedding before trying for a baby, but were 'ecstatic' at the prospect of becoming parents:

'We both said we wanted to wait one year and just enjoy being newlyweds,' she told the magazine. 'So we waited pretty much exactly that.'

'Jared is ecstatic,' she added. 'She'll be a daddy's girl. I have a feeling they are going to gang up on me.'

Ivanka and Jared have not released the baby's name yet - but perhaps given her allegiance to HB magazine, Bazaar could be in the running now that Harper has been taken...

Ivanka is also on record as saying she wants to raise her child as normally as possible - 'grounded' and 'not spoiled' being the phrases she reportedly used. Hhmmm, she is Donald Trump's daughter, and Jared owns the New York Observer...