Stacy Keibler has shared the first picture of her baby daughter Ava Grace.

The 35-year-old actress gave birth to her first child with her husband Jared Pobre in August, and she has now released a black and white photograph of the tot with an accompanying caption which reads, ''Blessings''.

Writing on her blog, Stacy - who dated George Clooney from 2011 to 2013 - said: ''Life can be unpredictable. You feel one way, and then ... boom! You need to entirely change your perspective. That is certainly what happened to me this past year.

''Until I started dating Jared, the idea of being married and having a family was never on my radar. I was just hoping that the right love would find me.

''But after a serendipitous reconnection with Jared, a friend who turned out to be my soulmate, we created a family together almost instantly. Talk about a serious change in my reality!

''This year and the holiday season especially has me feeling so nostalgic about family - my family, my new family, and of course, the newest addition to our family.

''Ava has graced us with such joy, such light and such love -we never saw it coming. She is our special little lady, and I couldn't be more thankful for how she has opened my heart.''

Stacy and her husband began dating in 2013, after several years of friendship, and they were married in March 2014 in Mexico.