Laura Whitmore posted the first image of her newborn baby girl on Instagram on Friday.
The Love Island star, 35, who welcomed her child with husband Iain Stirling, said she was ‘in love’ with her daughter as she cradled her little one in a sling.
New mum Laura wrote: ‘Thanks for all the kind messages right now. We are in love x. ‘(sic)
‘We’re in love’: Laura Whitmore posted the first image of her newborn baby girl to Instagram on Friday
The presenter – who has yet to reveal her toddler’s name – appeared in a good mood as she cooed over her.
TV host Laura looked distinctively radiant as she wore an animal print denim jacket with square frame undertones.
Although it is not known exactly when she gave birth, Stacey Dooley stepped in on Sunday to host the presenter’s UKTN Radio 5 show.
Broadcaster and comedian Iain, 33, confirmed they were waiting until December, sharing their happy news on Instagram, a day after it was revealed they had secretly married in a humanist ceremony at the Dublin City Hall in November.
New parents: The Love Island star, 35, recently welcomed her first child with comedian husband Iain Stirling, 33 (pictured last year)
Over the moon: “Thanks for all the nice messages at this time. We are in love x ‘, the broadcaster wrote alongside her post
The TV star revealed she has a daughter in her self-help book, No One Can Change Your Life But For You.
She said: ‘As I finish this book, it doesn’t end in chapter nine, there is a new chapter coming into my life – in the form of a little girl who is currently growing in me and who is coming to me. scary. .
“ I once swallowed an insect and panicked, there was an insect living inside of me. A living human is a whole new level of panic, but I’m excited because there is a lot of good in the world, there is a lot of potential.
Reflecting on impending motherhood, Laura said: ‘I want to raise my child knowing that she has her own story to write. ”
“She will be supported and loved. But she is the heroine of her own life, no one else.
Lorraine Kelly initially blurted out that Laura was about to welcome a daughter, noting that the mother-to-be will likely want to give her ‘little girl’ advice.
To which Laura, a little taken aback, replied, “Well, my baby … yes.”
The Celebrity Juice star is hoping to be back at work this summer for the upcoming Love Island series which was pulled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Laura admitted that she struggled to keep her pregnancy a secret during ‘the times when I had to run out of live radio to get sick in a trash can or my fondness for a bowl of mashed potatoes in the morning’.
Speaking to social media, the TV star shared a photo of a Guns N ‘Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine baby onesie and wrote: ‘I’ve always tried to protect the personal side of my life. .
“ A lot of things are right for me and my loved ones and we have chosen not to share them publicly.
Pregnancy: The blonde beauty shared a photo of her plump belly last week as she filmed Celebrity Juice
‘However, now I want to share some great news because this is our news to share – and I’ll be honest, it’s starting to feel like my locked beer belly is out of control.
“Iain and I are expecting a baby in early 2021. It has been difficult to keep such good news silent.
“ Especially the times when I had to run out of live radio to get sick in a trash can or my fondness for a bowl of mashed potatoes in the morning.
She continued, “ I didn’t have a hangover like everyone else thought. In fact, I was completely sober while filming the entire Celeb Juice series, which is quite the praise!
“ We would appreciate our privacy being respected, but we just wanted to spread a little love and a reminder of the beauty of life. ”
Iain added his own tongue-in-cheek Instagram ad, sharing a photo of his game consoles adorned with a post-it stating “ I will miss you xxx. ”
He wrote alongside the snap: ‘Sorry for my old babies, but there is a new baby coming in early 2021.’
Laura recently discussed her path to motherhood and her pregnancy journey in an interview with Hunger magazine.
Speaking in December 2020, she said: ‘As far as timing is concerned, it’s probably not something we thought of, it was a nice surprise. So I’m expected early next year and I think things are falling into place.
The star also revealed that the couple found out their baby’s gender very early on via a Harmony blood test, with Laura claiming the check-up gave her peace of mind that her baby was healthy after suffering a tragic miscarriage. in 2018.
Good news: The couple confirmed they were waiting until mid-December, sharing their news on Instagram
Baby on the way: The Irish host admitted she struggled to keep pregnancy a secret during ‘times when I had to run out of live radio to get sick in a trash can
She said: ‘For me it wasn’t a question of gender, but just whether the baby was okay. You have this fear all the time. I think there are a lot of things that are important to keep to yourself. ”
Laura admitted in an interview last August that it took her a year to be able to talk about her miscarriage.
Explaining that she had not originally planned her first pregnancy, the Irish star confessed that she was unsure whether she was supposed to ‘cry or be emotional’ after the heartbreaking news, which arrived in September 2018.
Laura told The Times: ‘It took me a year to talk about my miscarriage. I had heard of people having miscarriages while trying to have babies, but my situation was very different.
“What if you don’t try to have a baby?” I had this “I didn’t expect this” guilt, so you change your life. But suddenly you have to change your mind again after the miscarriage.
Laura previously opened up about her miscarriage in an article she herself wrote for Hot Press last year.
She wrote: ‘In the room I could see the outline of what looked like a baby in jelly – just like in the movies. Then silence, ” she said, before admitting the doctor told her: ‘I’m sorry there is no heartbeat.
New baby at home: Funnyman Iain added his own tongue-in-cheek social media ad
Late last year, it was revealed that Laura and Iain secretly bonded in a humanist ceremony at Dublin City Hall on November 11.
Taking to Instagram to celebrate the start of 2021, Laura finally confirmed the nuptials while sharing a beautiful photo of the couple’s big day.
Dublin’s location was undoubtedly sentimental for Laura who grew up in the city, while Iain grew up in Scotland.
The couple opted to keep the news private after returning to the UK, but eagle-eyed fans spotted Iain wearing a wedding ring when he appeared on ITV’s Loose Men special episode for Loose Women for mark International Men’s Day in November.
Ring: Eagle-eyed fans spotted Iain wearing a wedding ring when he appeared on ITV’s Loose Women special Loose Men in November
Laura showed off her flashy engagement last April, but Iain reportedly proposed earlier in the year.
According to The Sun, Iain got on his knees in South Africa after filming the 2020 Love Island series.
Pictured: Laura showed off her flashy diamond engagement in April 2020, but Iain reportedly proposed earlier in the year
A family friend said: ‘They couldn’t be happier. We are delighted for them. He had obviously thought about it for a while as he designed the ring and yellow is his favorite color.
The insider added that the couple’s wedding plans are currently on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
They said: ‘Their wedding plans are on hold due to the lockdown, but it’s nice to have an upcoming wedding. ”
However, it appears the couple changed their minds and decided to tie the knot on November 11.
Laura and Iain met in 2016 but it wasn’t until the following summer that things got romantic between them.
Loved: TV stars moved in together in 2018 after a year of dating