Finance Minister Penny Wong’s partner Sophie Allouache has given birth to a baby girl.
Alexandria was born on Sunday at Adelaide’s Women and Children’s Hospital, a few days early but healthy and strong.
The photo above was released by the couple, showing their joy at the addition to their family. “Sophie and I are delighted beyond words,” Wong told journalists. “She’s wonderful, just wonderful.”
Prime Minister Julia Gillard wished the couple well. “I am thrilled for Penny and Sophie,” she said. “This is wonderful news, and Alexandra is beautiful and a source of joy.’’
This month Wong campaigned strongly for marriage equality at Labor’s Annual Conference, and has retained her Ministerial role after this weeks’ cabinet reshuffle.
Congratulations Penny and Sophie!