Reality star Lucy Mecklenburgh has given birth to her first child, a baby boy, with fiancé Ryan Thomas.
The 28 year old new mum, who recently showed off the incredible nursery she has created for her little boy, and Ryan, 35, made the announcement on Instagram with a black and white photo of their child's little hand wrapped around Lucy's finger.
She captioned the snap: "Roman Ravello Thomas," followed by a blue heart emoji.
This is the first child the couple have together. But, Ryan is also dad to 11 year old daughter Scarlett, who he shares with ex Tina O’Brien.
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Lucy and Ryan announced they were having a baby with an Instagram post on the stunning brunette's birthday in August. Lucy called the news the "best birthday present ever" in the caption of the announcement photo, which shows the couple holding a baby grow.
Shortly after Lucy and Ryan announced they were expecting their baby, Ryan posted a video of the couple surprising Scarlett with the news that she was going to become a big sister.
The clip, which was posted by Ryan on his Instagram in August, shows members of the Thomas family, including his brothers Scott and Adam, pose for a family photo while Scarlett stands in the front of the group.
Pregnant Lucy and Ryan then instruct Scarlett to open a box which reads “open me” before a balloon pops out with “you’re going to be a big sister” written on it.
Little Scarlett then breaks down in tears as she’s comforted by Lucy and Ryan, who share a kiss during the emotional family moment.
“Are you happy?!,” dad Ryan asks his daughter, who nods in response.
During Lucy’s pregnancy, the stunning former The Only Way Is Essex star opened up to OK! magazine about feeling “overwhelmed” during her first pregnancy.
She told us: “There are ups and downs and there’s no denying your hormones are going crazy. Some days I don’t feel good about myself and feel quite overwhelmed, especially as it’s my first baby.
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“You can never be prepared for how your body changes. I am quite a body confident person and have been throughout the pregnancy but there are some days when you’re like, “Jesus Christ that’s a lot of cellulite. Where did that come from?
“But it’s amazing what the female body can do. There are some times you feel different, and you don’t feel like yourself, and that I find hard. But you just have to embrace it,” she explained.
Lucy’s first pregnancy was particularly special for the reality star, as her best friend Lydia Bright was pregnant at the same time.
During their pregnancies, 30 year old Lydia, who announced the birth of her daughter on Monday 24 February, opened up on how the pair found out they were expecting on the same day.
Speaking on The Brights podcast, Lydia explained: “I'll never forget the day we both found out we were pregnant.
“Basically, we were both due to start filming on Celebrity Hunted, I thought it would be a good idea to do a pregnancy test a couple of days before because I was off birth control and it came back positive to my shock.
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“Because I fell pregnant very quickly, I gave Lucy a call, and she guessed that I was pregnant.
“So she ran out and got a pregnancy test and called me 6 hours later and said she was pregnant as well. I mean, it's crazy. You couldn't write it.”
Months later, Lucy joked she and Lydia would give birth on the same day, a prediction that didn’t come true in the end.
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