Former Big Brother contestant Chanelle Hayes has given birth to her second child – another boy.
She welcomed her son into the world in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It’s her first baby with boyfriend Ryan Oates, and a brother for her son, seven-year-old Blakely, from her relationship with footballer ex Matthew Bates.
The 29-year-old announced the happy news on Instagram this morning, with Ryan tweeting a message too.
She shared an image of a quote saying: “And so the adventure begins.”
The snap was captioned: “Ryan, Blakely and I are absolutely over the moon to announce that the new addition to our little family has arrived safely and in a perfect package.”
She added that he arrived on “Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 1.34am”, and the hashtag “three becomes four”.
She hasn’t shared any pictures of her tot, nor has she revealed his name.
Fans were quick to congratulate the star with one commenting: “Ahhh brill i kept checking to see where you had gone because you had gone quiet cant wait to see the pics congrats.”
Another added: “Exciting news!!! Hope mummy & bambino are doing well.”
While a third said: “Masssive congratulations lovely lady. Over the moon for you all. Massive well done and hope you’re all well.”
New dad Ryan is equally as excited by their bundle of joy and he revealed his elation on Twitter moments after Chanelle had posted her message.
“We are so in love with our beautiful little baby boy,” he wrote. “@chanellejhayes you were incredible. What an amazing feeling, he’s just perfect!”
It’s been a hard road for Chanelle this pregnancy after she was diagnosed with hypermesis – severe morning sickness.
She appeared on This Morning back in June and told presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes that she couldn’t enjoy the experience at all.
Ruth told the camera that she had put a bucket next to Chanelle, just in case she had to be sick live on air!
The poor star said: “My hypermesis has really been wiping me out. I can throw up nearly 40 times a day. I feel so sorry for my partner and my son because I’ve just been so absent from their lives.”
Adding: “I’ve been on a drip in hospital numerous times, it’s been awful. I can’t even explain, it’s been vile.”
She also wanted to make it clear that not everybody experiences the same thing when you’re expecting.
“In no way am I ungrateful – I’m so grateful I could have a baby, especially when I’ve got polycystic ovaries and I’m overweight.”
Chanelle continued: “But it’s just such a miserable, miserable time – there’s such a lot of talk about postnatal depression but it can also make you feel really bad when you’re pregnant as well.”
“While I’m so grateful and I wouldn’t miss it for the world I don’t want to be ashamed to say I’m absolutely miserable.”
The star also said that she cannot wait to get back into shape, despite previously saying that she’s her happiest at size 16.
“I can’t wait to have the baby, go on power walks and have a healthy regime. I will definitely be trying to get back to the size 10. I have 62 days left to go.
“I can’t really eat proper meals at the moment because I just have to eat what I can, when I can. It’s terrible.”
When Eamonn asked her whether she would have a third child, she quickly said: “No that won’t be happening.”
Taking to Instagram after her appearance, she shared a photo of herself, and captioned it: “Omg cheers for this screenshot @dailymail you lovely people . Good job I can laugh at myself “.
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The baby is here now, so let’s hope Chanelle can start to enjoy life again.
Congratulations to the new little family!