Proud father Ore Oduba has introduced his new son Roman to his Strictly Come Dancing partner Joanne Clifton.
Professional dancer Joanne was clearly smitten with the adorable baby, sharing a picture to Instagram showing her giving Roman a cuddle.
She captioned the snap, “ROMAN” with three heart emojis, adding that he’s “the most beautiful, perfect little prince.”
Her fans agreed, saying three-month-old Roman looked “adorable”, “soooo cute” and “gorgeous”.
Ore and his wife Portia welcomed their son in January, just over a year after the presenter lifted the glitterball trophy with Joanne on Strictly.
The victorious pair have remained close friends and Ore re-posted Joanne’s sweet picture of her meeting his son, writing: “You KNOW he’s safe in these arms. Roman loved meeting his Fairy Dancemother.”
Joanne, whose brother Kevin is also a Strictly dancer, left the show after winning with Ore to focus on musical theatre. She said she would love to return to the BBC dance floor again one day.
Meanwhile, Ore’s wife Portia has also opened up about life as a new mum on Instagram.
Sharing a selfie where she’s looking a little fed-up, Portia wrote: “Hard days, everyone has them… (even if Instagram tells you they don’t!…)
“Roman had his injections this week and it has been the hardest couple of days since those early newborn days…
“When your baby is in pain, unsettled, upset and tired your heart breaks.. the hardest thing is to stay strong, physically (when you have to rock them for nearly 3 hours to sleep) and emotionally ( when the crying keeps on going)… and to top it off I had been run down with a cold and wasn’t feeling 100%.”
She added: “All of a sudden you getting this selfish feeling of, I just want a break to get some rest and sleep?! …Does that make me a bad mum you start to think to yourself..?! But your motherly instinct and knowing this little person relies of you especially in their time of need kicks in and empowers you to battle on through..”
She admitted motherhood hasn’t been all plain sailing as she continued: “These past few days have been quite emotional for me, I’ve cried and I’ve been snappy and short at @oreodubaofficial (sorry!) But I do have to keep reminding myself it will pass and those good, smiley days will return… and today they have!
“Roman is feeling his normal smiley, happy himself again… I got through it and any mums and dads out there having a hard day, you can get through it too… Hard days, everyone has them…”
Well done Portia for being so honest!
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