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Gemma Atkinson announces she's welcomed baby boy with Gorka Marquez

Gemma Atkinson announces she's welcomed baby boy with Gorka Marquez

The actor turned radio host made the announcement on Instagram

Actor Gemma Atkinson has welcomed a baby boy.

The former Hollyoaks star announced the happy news on Instagram this morning (19 July).

It's her second child with Strictly professional dancer Gorka Marquez, after giving birth to a little girl in 2019.

Gemma Atkinson has welcomed a baby boy.

Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old gushed about her new arrival on her stories.

She wrote: "Little man is here! He arrived safe and sound and he's utterly wonderful..."

The actor-turned-radio host continued, adding that her daughter Mia had already met her young brother.

Atkinson joked: "Mia is already the mother hen we expected her to be."

She went on to reveal that the family are now enjoying some well-earned rest, after welcoming the bouncing baby boy.

"We're all home together soaking up this lovely little bubble before Gorks has to leave for Strictly rehearsals next week."

The former soap star then thanked fans for their well wishes, adding that her family was 'now complete'.

Her fiancé, Gorka Marquez, also shared the sweet statement on social media, but the pair have yet to post a photograph of their little one.

The couple made the announcement on their Instagram stories.

The couple first met in 2017, when Atkinson appeared on Strictly Come Dancing.

Unlike other couples on the popular dancing competition, she and Gorka weren't actually paired up.

However, this didn't stop a budding romance from developing backstage and they finally went public with their relationship in February 2018.

Since then, they've been virtually inseparable and even welcomed their first child, Mia, in July 2019.

Touchingly, the couple also announced their engagement on Valentine's Day with the Strictly Come Dancing professional popping the question back in 2021.

In fact, the dancer has been sharing some sweet updates about his growing family, with a photo of his fiancé's blossoming baby bump.

The caption read: "Not long until we meet you mini G."

Gorka has been giving fans regular updates.

Atkinson has been doing the same after she announced she was expecting in January, with beautiful black and white photos of her growing baby bump.

Joined by her daughter Mia, the actor and influencer joked that it was 'impossible' to hide her belly anymore.

"We feel so incredibly blessed and grateful to be on this journey again. Mia is absolutely thrilled. Although we may need to do some negotiating on names, as so far she's adamant he's going to be called Barbie," she quipped in the caption.

Well we are thrilled for the growing family - Congratulations Gemma and Gorka!

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/gorka_marquez

Topics: Celebrity, Parenting, Strictly Come Dancing, TV And Film, Pregnancy