Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, wife announce baby girl

Jonathan Oosting
The Detroit News
Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, right, and wife Ellen had a baby girl Ruby on Wednesday, June 19 at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield.

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and his wife, Ellen, have a new baby girl. 

Ruby Madeline Gilchrist was delivered Wednesday afternoon at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, according to the executive office.

The Gilchrists are also raising twins, Garlin III and Emily, who where born in 2014.

“Ellen and I are tremendously excited to announce that we have been blessed with the newest addition to our family,” Gilchrist said in a statement. 

“We are happy to spend these moments together to strengthen our connection as a family. Michigan is our home, and we are thrilled to share everything that it has to offer with our daughter. We want to thank everyone for their support and best wishes.”

In a separate post on Twitter, Gilchrist said Ruby Madeline was born “happy and healthy” on Wednesday at a weight of 7 pounds, 11 ounces and a length of 20.5 inches.

“The first person she laid those big beautiful eyes on was her daddy,” Gilchrist wrote. “Thank you @EllenGilchrist for, once again, being my superhero.”

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and others offered congratulations online.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the newest Gilchrist to the world (and, of course, Michigan),” the governor said on Twitter.