Ex-US Rep. Patrick Kennedy and wife welcome baby girl

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy and his wife Amy are welcoming a new baby girl to their family. The couple, who live in Brigantine, New Jersey, say Nell Kennedy was born at 4:31 a.m. Sunday.

They say in a statement that the happy and healthy baby girl weighed 6 pounds at birth.

They also thanked well-wishers for their support.

The couple married in 2011 in the Kennedy family compound on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. They have two other daughters – Harper and Nora – and a son named Owen.

Kennedy, a Democrat, represented Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district from 1995 until 2011, when he opted not to seek re-election. He’s the son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.

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