Good news for Julian Edelman ... the New England Patriots star is finally a dad -- after Swedish model Ella Rose gave birth to their daughter last night!
We're told Edelman flew to L.A. on Wednesday morning so he could be by her side for the birth ... and fortunately, things worked out!
8 pound, 5 ounce Lily was born on Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai in L.A., as first reported by the Boston Globe.
Ella had filed paternity docs back in July naming Edelman as the father. We're told the two are on good terms but are NOT on romantic terms. They've sort of been friends with benefits for the past few years.
Our sources say Julian is committed to co-parenting the kid and being a good dad.
We're told Julian will be back in Boston either tonight or tomorrow and is planning to play against the Rams on Sunday.
UPDATE -- Edelman's back in Boston and already with the team.