Laura Anderson has welcomed her first child with ex-boyfriend Gary Lucy
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Ex-couple Laura Anderson and Gary Lucy have welcomed their first child.
The pair met on E4’s Celebs Go Dating last year, but sadly things didn’t work out for the couple, with Hollyoaks star Lucy confirming - just hours after Anderson shared the happy news that they were expecting - that they had split.
He told The Sun: "I love Laura but we are no longer together.”
Many fans weren’t completely surprised, however, as the couple unfollowed each other on Instagram the month before, sparking rumours of a split.
The couple initially denied that they’d broken up as they struggled to come to terms with the separation.
Lucy continued: “My main drive as always is to work together to co-parent our child. I look forward to the arrival of the new baby."
The former couple then announced they were set to become parents in a cute Instagram video back in February, with former Love Island star Anderson, 34, writing: “Our hearts are full… Baby Lucy due Summer ’23."
The clip included an adorable snap of Anderson posing next to her then-boyfriend in Christmassy PJs, as she showed off her growing bump.
Another photo showed an excited Lucy, 41, holding up a tiny outfit, revealing their baby’s due date: August 2023.
But it looks like the little bundle of joy came a little later, having arrived last week.
Posting on Instagram to confirm the happy news, Anderson announced she'd given birth to a baby girl, having named her Bonnie Rose Lucy Anderson.
She was born on 2 September at 6.03am, weighing 6.10lbs.
She wrote: "Hi everyone, my name is Bonnie Rose Lucy Anderson I was born 02/09/23 at 06.03am and weighed 6.10lbs 🏼
"My Mummy & Daddy are sooooo happy and in love with me, this is our first week together🌹
"I’m sorry it’s taken me some time to introduce myself, I hurt my mummy a little bit and scared my daddy too (oops) we’re all now recovering well at home 😇
"Please don’t question My Mummy & Daddy on their relationship- This.. is all about me 👶🏼🤩."
Last month, Anderson confessed that she was 'grieving the life' she’d thought she’d have as she prepared for motherhood.
In her column for OK! Magazine, she said the break-up was ‘hard to explain’, going on to share her fears about parenting as a single mum, admitting the responsibility felt ‘scary’.
Anderson wrote: "I've been putting a lot of things, such as a baby shower, off, because I feel like I'm sort of grieving the life I thought I'd have, being pregnant.
"It's a grievance what I thought my life was going to be like, at this point, and how I thought my first pregnancy was going to be - settled down with my partner and raising a baby together.”
She then confessed that she was still processing the split, saying that she ‘realised’ her life ‘isn't going to be like that’ and that she was doing it for herself.
She added: "Raising my baby predominantly by myself is scaring me - I'm worried I will do something wrong.
"Being responsible for someone else is quite a big thing.
“I am going to be with her most of the time - obviously her dad [Lucy] will be involved - but there's just a lot of decisions to make throughout her life, it's scary to think the choices I make will have an impact on her whole life."
We have no doubt she and Lucy will absolutely smash it as they co-parent their little one - congrats, guys!