Former EastEnders star Michael Greco has revealed is to become a first-time dad at the age of 51.
Michael – who played Beppe Di Marco in the BBC soap from 1998 to 2002 – shared the happy news on social media.
And his former EastEnders co-stars were among the first to offer him their congratulations.
What did EastEnders star Michael Greco say about his new baby?
Michael shared a picture of a black-and-white baby scan to his Instagram grid.
He revealed: “Baby Greco ❤️❤️❤️ First-time daddy at 51! Probably the greatest post I’ve ever shared.”
Michael added: “Can’t explain how emotional it was for me to be told that I am to be a father for the very first time, with my absolute soulmate.
“I’m normally a very private person but I couldn’t help reveal my utter joy and I just want to tell the world!
Can’t explain how emotional it was for me to be told that I am to be a father for the very first time, with my absolute soulmate.
“In these devastating times that we are all facing right now, this is the best news I could ever dream of.
“My heart is full and I love you more than life itself Baby G,” he concluded.
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Who is Michael Greco’s girlfriend?
Michael is dating “soulmate” Helen Harris.
True to his word, Michael hasn’t said much about his relationship with Helen.
They went Instagram official five months ago.
Sharing a picture of Helen, he wrote: “Took 50 years to find that special someone but she was definitely worth waiting for. My beautiful girl. I love you.”
Am delighted and extremely happy to share the news that I’m going to be a first time daddy at 51! If it’s good enough for Rod and Mick then it’s good enough for me. I love you Baby Greco! ♥️♥️♥️ pic.twitter.com/CRaydBzFsO
— michael greco (@MichaelGreco2) February 10, 2021
What did Michael’s friends say about the baby news?
Former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite offered her congratulations.
She said: “Whoa!!!!! That is incredible news Michael … the best news I’ve heard in ages. Congratulations.”
Emmerdale’s Natalie Anderson added: “Awwww amazing!!! Oh I’m so thrilled for you darling!! What gorgeous news.”
Lisa Faulkner also commented.
She said: “This is the best news!!!!!”
Former Brookside star Claire Sweeney also shared her love.
She said: “Omg bloody brill news so happy for you.”
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