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DWTS' Lindsay Arnold and Husband Samuel Lightner Cusick Welcome Daughter
Baby girl is the first child for Lindsay Arnold and Samuel Lightner Cusick, who announced her pregnancy in March
While speaking with Entertainment Tonight after the "Use Your Vote Night" episode of Dancing with the Stars on Monday, the 26-year-old pro dancer revealed how she checked in with the first-time mom after the arrival of her daughter.
"I actually FaceTimed her 10 minutes after she gave birth," Johnson told the outlet. "She had texted me as soon as I woke up at 6 a.m., and then I of course, being me, I was like, 'I gotta FaceTime her!' So that was me being really pushy."
"You know you're a best friend when you answer 10 minutes after [birth]," the dancer continued, before adding that Arnold's newborn daughter was "the most beautiful baby girl I've ever seen."
Kelsey McNeal via Getty; Robin Marchant/Getty
"I am just so proud of Lindsay, I'm so happy for her and Sam," Johnson also told ET. "I cannot wait to get to Utah to snuggle that baby girl!"
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lindsay arnold cusick/instagram Lindsay Arnold and husband Samuel Cusick with their newborn daughter
"The most beautiful surprise on this very special day 💕💕" Arnold wrote alongside a photo that was taken shortly after she delivered her daughter via c-section. Her little girl's arrival was a week early.
"Baby Girl and mama are healthy and well 💕" she added in the caption. "More details to come but wanted to share this first pic of our little family 💕 #birth #mama #babygirl #csection #pregnancy #39weeks"
Arnold announced her pregnancy in March, writing alongside a pair of photos featuring the couple holding up a strip of sonograms, "Ohhhhhh baby 👶. Mom and Dad love you already ❤️❤️ #November2020 #pregnant #pregnancyannouncement."
Of the baby's sex, "We were convinced it was a boy," she previously told PEOPLE in May. "I was already looking at boy nursery ideas and boy names. We were both extremely shocked, but so happy. Our whole family was just as shocked. We all didn't think this was going to happen!"
Kelsey McNeal via Getty (3) Britt Stewart, Bruno Tonioli, Artem Chigvintsev
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Also speaking to ET, fellow DWTS dancer Britt Stewart revealed that Arnold texted her a picture of her daughter after she was born. "I am just so, so happy for her! My heart is filled with joy," Stewart, 31, said. "I texted her and I said, 'Lindsay, that baby girl looks just like Sam, and that is good luck.' "
Similarly, judge Bruno Tonioli also shared a loving message for the new mom, telling ET, "Congratulations, my darling. Well done! Another dancer. As I say, the more the merrier."
Elsewhere, Artem Chigvintsev also spoke to the outlet, where he revealed that he saw Arnold's post on social media, but wasn't able to speak with her directly as he had to perform for Monday's show.
"I just saw a picture, so I commented on Instagram. We had to go dance so I didn't get a chance to talk to her but oh my gosh, that baby looks ridiculous! She looks so cute," Chigvintsev, 38, said. "I’m so happy for her."