Gemma Atkinson has announced the arrival of her first child with boyfriend Gorka Marquez.
The former Emmerdale actress and Strictly Come Dancing professional revealed they had welcomed a little girl into the world on Thursday July 4.
The 34-year-old took to Instagram to share the happy news with fans alongside the word “family” and its definition.
She wrote: “And just like that, we’re a three! Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gorks couldn’t be happier.
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“Shes incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times! Little Miss independent already! Thank you SO much to the nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital who did the most incredible job taking care of myself and my baby.”
Gemma added: “You’re all so wonderful and I’m so grateful to have had you all with me and to have been under your care these past 4 days.
“Back home now for family time and to introduce little lady to her big brothers Norman & Ollie…. Let the next life chapter begin @gorka_marquez.”
Gorka echoed the sweet message as he took to Instagram to share a photo of himself with his gorgeous other half.
“The last pic before we became three. Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gem couldn’t be happier.
“She's incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times.
“My absolute HERO! After seeing you go through all you did to bring our little girl to life has made me love and respect you even more. What a trooper you are. I couldn't be more proud of you!!
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"Thank you SO much to the nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital who did the most incredible job taking care of gem and our baby. Back home now for family time," he concluded.
Gemma and Gorka announced their happy baby news in February after meeting on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.
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