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Sunday 17th November 2019

EastEnders' Lacey Turner welcomes first child with husband Matt Kay

It's a girl!

Lacey Turner has welcomed her first child with husband Matt Kay.

According to OK! Magazine, the EastEnders actress and Matt are now parents to a little girl.

The couple, who married in Ibiza in 2017, welcomed their daughter on July 12 and they are said to be over the moon.

I can’t wait to nurture our baby – we’ve dreamed of having a family for so long.
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My 1 ❤️

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Read more: Pregnant Lacey Turner shares pictures from her baby shower

The 30-year-old actress - who is best known for her role as Stacey Fowler in BBC soap EastEnders - announced her pregnancy in February.

Confirming the news to OK! Magazine - where she said at the time that she was due in mid-July - Lacey said the couple have "dreamed of having a family for so long".

Lacey told the publication: "I can’t wait to nurture our baby – we’ve dreamed of having a family for so long. When you’ve lost babies all you care about is the heartbeat – we’ve had about 12 scans."

The former Our Girl star tragically suffered two miscarriages before her current pregnancy, and told OK! she felt as though her "whole world had fallen to pieces” when she lost her babies.

She said: "I blamed myself thinking that I’d done something wrong. I’d think, 'Why me? What did I do?' But, of course, I hadn't done anything wrong – it's all down to chromosomes and luck, really. Speaking to other people about it helped me. Women shouldn’t feel ashamed to talk about it as it happens to so many women."

Lacey also revealed at the time that she was suffering from morning sickness.

She added: "Sea sick bands were my best friend! I’d only take them off to have a bath. When I was wearing them, I’d time it so I’d get up 20 minutes earlier, throw up and then drive to work. I was okay as long as I was eating constantly!"

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Blessed 💜

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Read more: EastEnders star Lacey Turner announces she's expecting first child

In May, the star celebrated her baby shower in her north London home and shared photos from the bash.

She captioned the pictures: "I'm a lucky girl.

"Thank you to all the lovely ladies for making today so special but most of all thank you to @daisy90 @bevharv @lily_harvey @nannychick!! My gals did good."

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