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Rachel Riley Gives Birth To Second Child

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Rachel Riley Gives Birth To Second Child

Countdown and Strictly star Rachel Riley has officially given birth, and our hearts can't take it!

The daytime TV staple announced her pregnancy with former dance partner Pasha Kovalev back in April.

This is the pair's second child, after Rachel gave birth to their eldest daughter, Maven, back in 2019.

Rachel Riley has given birth to her second daughter. [Credit: Twitter]
Rachel Riley has given birth to her second daughter. [Credit: Twitter]
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Rachel Tweeted the good news to her 690,000 followers. "We have some news", the TV star said.

"Introducing @PashaKovalev's newest dance partner - baby Noa was finally born, 15 days after her due date, late on Friday night to the sound of fireworks", she continued.

The couple's eldest daughter, Maven, "has already tried welcoming [Noa] to the world by offering Oatly and pickles".

The couple have two children together. [Credit: Twitter @RachelRileyRR]
The couple have two children together. [Credit: Twitter @RachelRileyRR]
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Rachel and Pasha first began dating after meeting on the Strictly set. The pair were dance partners throughout the 2013 series, and began a romantic partnership shortly afterwards.

The couple tied the knot in Las Vegas two years ago, giving birth to their first child six months later.

Their first daughter, Maven Aria, was born on 15th December 2019.

Rachel Riley has two daughters. [Credit: Alamy]
Rachel Riley has two daughters. [Credit: Alamy]
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The star thanked "the wonderful home birth midwives team" as well as her doula, "who looked after us so well" in her Tweet.

She has been flooded with congratulations from fans and celebrities alike.

"Congratulations, absolutely gorgeous" fellow Strictly star Robin Windsor said.

Rachel's eldest daughter was born in 2019. [Credit: Instagram @rachelrileyrr]
Rachel's eldest daughter was born in 2019. [Credit: Instagram @rachelrileyrr]
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"Mazel Tov Mazel Tov Mazel Tov!" said Karen Pollock, the Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust.

"She is divine!" one Twitter user said.

"Amazing news for all four of you!" said another.

Rachel announced her second pregnancy in April. [Credit: Instagram @rachelrileyrr]
Rachel announced her second pregnancy in April. [Credit: Instagram @rachelrileyrr]
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Other fans were gushing with compliments at the first glimpse of the couple's newborn baby.

"Huge congratulations to @RachelRileyRR and @PashaKovalev on the birth of their gorgeous baby girl", one said.

"Lots of love to your beautiful family", said a second.

Noughties singing sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor joined in, saying "what a gorgeous bubba!"

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Celebrity

Hannah Van-de-Peer
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