Kara Tointon, The Olivier Awards 2018, Royal Albert Hall, London UK, 08 April 2018, Photo by Brett D. Cove

Former EastEnders star Kara Tointon gives birth to first child

The EastEnders star reportedly gave birth last week

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Kara Tointon has become a mother for the first time to a beautiful baby boy.

The former EastEnders star welcomed her first child with fiancé Marius Jensen on Thursday November 22 and the couple are both “very happy”, a family member has said.

Kara Tointon and Marius Jensen (Credit: WENN)
Kara and Marius only revealed the pregnancy a month ago! (credit: WENN)

In a statement to Hello! Magazine, Marius said: “On Thursday at 11.04am, 3.2 kilos of happiness joined our lives. Kara and I couldn’t be happier and our four legged companions Elfie and Winston have been guarding our new family member since.”

Kara – who is best known for playing Dawn Swann in the BBC One soap – only announced she was pregnant in October, just a few weeks before she was due to give birth, describing it as a “life-changing” moment.

Kara Tointon (Credit: WENN)
Kara has given birth to a baby boy, according to sources (credit: WENN)

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Revealing she was engaged AND having a baby in the pages of HELLO! magazine, she said: “It is an incredible time. It is the biggest life-changing moment when you have this little human being coming into your life that you are yet to meet. I can’t wait for motherhood and all the challenges it will bring.”

The actress is best known for playing Dawn Swann on the BBC soap (credit: BBC)

She continued: “For me it was always about meeting the person that you know is the one you want to share this experience with.

“Marius and I said, ‘If it happens, we are ready, but we won’t plan,’ and then it happened quite quickly. For me, this is the perfect age.”

Winning Strictly in 2010 with Kara
The TV star won the Strictly glitterball in 2010 (credit: BBC)

Kara – who was crowned the Strictly Come Dancing champion back in 2010 – and chiropractor Marius got engaged after the hunk popped the question whilst she was in bed at home back in March, a week before they went on holiday to India where he had intended to propose.

He told Hello! at the time: “I had planned for a big proposal on the beach in India on holiday but I am not very good at keeping secrets. I’m someone who gives people their Christmas presents a week early… and so instead it just happened here at home, one Sunday morning, the week before we went away.”

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Pregnancy rumours began swirling in August when Kara was seen touching her stomach while attending a film premiere with Marius in London.

Huge congratulations to both Kara and Marius! Now hurry up with the cute Instagram pics, huh?

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