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EastEnders' Matt Di Angelo shares sweet post announcing birth of twins

Emma Guinness

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EastEnders' Matt Di Angelo shares sweet post announcing birth of twins

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/mattdiangelo

EastEnders' star Matt Di Angelo has announced the birth of his twin son and daughter with a sweet post on Instagram today (August 23).

The actor, 35, welcomed the two healthy babies with his wife Sophia Perry on August 15 following their marriage last September.

He captioned the sweet post of his son and daughter: "My beautiful wife @sophiaperry has had two happy and healthy babies and begun raising them.

The two babies were both dressed in adorable blue outfits, and Di Angelo revealed that their names are Raphael and Daphne.

He described the girls as his 'dynamic duo'.

Fans of the actor were quick to flood the comments section with messages of congratulations.

"Congratulations guys. How cute. Amazing," wrote one fan.

"Welcome to the twins club," added a second while a third wrote: "Beautiful babies… congratulations guys."

Fellow actor James Bye added: "Congratulations mate!! Gorgeous! Love to you all."

After discovering the gender of his children, Di Angelo told fans: "'The lottery of life’, still a fair way to go but we feel VERY blessed."

He joked: "The boy's name will be JACK, and the girl's will be POT."

The twins are the actor's first-born children. Credit: Alamy / PA Images
The twins are the actor's first-born children. Credit: Alamy / PA Images

Di Angelo rose to fame playing EastEnders baddie Dean Wicks, but he admitted that it wasn't always easy going on his mental health.

Back in 2015, he said that the show should have mental health assistant available for its stars.

"An on-site psychiatrist? Genius idea," he said in an interview with the Daily Record.

"An on-set psychiatrist everyone can use - not just the actors, I'm sure someone in every department could do with talking to someone about how stressful it is."

"I worked through all my holidays last year," he said. "And I did some scenes the other day with Timothy West. I was sobbing my heart out. That can only be raw.

"You have to think of things that make you cry because I can't just cry on cue.

"Then when you go to that place in your head and you're crying your eyes out for 20 minutes, then the scene is done, and you're just in your dressing room crying for like an hour, on your own. You're like 'f***!'"

"You can't shake it off because those things are still in your head and you're still really upset. You open that door and it all comes flooding out. I'm not overly emotional, so when I do get emotional I find it hard to switch it off. I go to different things... things best left alone in those recesses of the brain."

Di Angelo ultimately appeared in 370 episodes of EastEnders before leaving for good in 2016.

Topics: Celebrity

Emma Guinness
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