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Elizabeth Smart, the activist, kidnapping survivor, and author, gave birth to her third child last Monday. She posted a photo with her husband, Matthew Gilmour, and her newborn daughter Olivia.

She announced that she was expecting in June, with an ultrasound photo on Instagram. Smart and Gilmour have two other children: Chloe is three, and James is one.

In an interview with TODAY last year, Smart explained how she has already begun empowering Chloe. She shows her three-year-old daughter that she will fight for her if someone hurts or threatens her.

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Smart was kidnapped by a homeless husband and wife when she was only fourteen years old. Now, she actively fights for children's rights. Click here for more details about Smart's family.


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