Lydia Bright has given birth to her first child, it’s been announced.
The former The Only Way is Essex star welcomed a daughter into the world on Friday (February 21), and she is “so overwhelmed with love”.
She told HELLO! magazine: “My darling girl has arrived. I am so overwhelmed with love, she is absolutely perfect.”
The 30-year-old star previously admitted she was delighted to be expecting a girl.
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One week to go until due date. I often post only my best pictures on Instagram, my personal magazine. But today I am posting the real, raw, unedited deal. The past week, I have been constantly trying to dodge photographers. Understandably they want the money shot ‘me going into labour.’ But I’m not feeling my finest so today when I got caught again and saw the snaps on the Daily Mail I’m not going to lie I was PISSED. But the photos are my reality and I shouldn’t feel upset about that. No I can’t wear bras anymore because they dig in, I wash my hair probably once a week (tonight my scalp got a treat,) and my nails haven’t seen a salon in well over a month. But all of this self care neglect is for a good reason. I am working so hard to complete my whole home renovation in time for my babies arrival, cleaning, organising, I even have my own tool kit now. I am so busy with my business and work tying to tie up loose ends so I can take time off when Dinky arrives and on top of that I have had to deal with being burgled and a looming court case (a tenant not paying rent 😡) So this is my reality, Bridget Jones knickers and all. I’m nine months pregnant and absolutely exhausted, the old glamorous Lydia will be back soon.
She said: “Oh my gosh it’s so exciting, I’ve just found out I’m having a little girl! I wasn’t bothered either way, girl or boy, but I do think that now I know it’s a girl it’s that little bit more special.
“She’ll be my best friend. Me and Mum are really close and I love our relationship – I’m hoping that me and my daughter have something just as special, just as strong.”
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Two weeks until due date. It’s all becoming so very real, I can’t believe I am going to be a mum. I sometimes just find myself crying, like now as I’m typing. Because I just feel so very lucky to be blessed with you, I can’t wait to meet my best friend and my whole world 💓
Lydia announced her pregnancy in August, and said now is the “right time” for her to enter motherhood.
She said: “It’s been so hard keeping this a secret. I’ve done so much travelling, I’ve done all my partying holidays, I’m where I want to be in terms of my life, financially and career-wise.
“It just feels like the right time for it all to happen for me.”
But sadly, alongside announcing her pregnancy, Lydia revealed she and her boyfriend Lee Cronin – who is the father of her baby – had split.
She added: “It’s not the ideal situation [to have split from Lee]. I waited quite a long time to try for a baby, waited until I thought it was perfect.
“I’ve always wanted the fairytale. And it’s obviously not worked out exactly how I wanted. I’m not closing the door on it completely, but I feel like I just keep getting knocked back. I can’t beg somebody to be with me, and I can’t beg somebody to love me.”
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