Michelle Hardwick of Emmerdale has given birth to a baby boy with wife Kate Brooks.
The soap star, 44, announced the exciting news on her Instagram on Sunday and shared a sweet black and white snap cuddling her bundle of joy in the hospital.
She gushed about her “beautiful little guy” and revealed that she and his one-year-old wife named him Edward Peter Brooks.
Cute: Emmerdale’s Michelle Hardwick gave birth to baby boy with wife Kate Brooks
Accompanying the message, she wrote: “On Friday October 9 this beautiful little fellow entered the world. Edward ‘Teddy’ Peter Brooks we are so in love with you! #ourlittleTeddyboyrevealed
Michelle, who plays Vanessa Woodfield on the ITV soap opera, also shared a second snap with Edward, all wrapped up in a colorful blanket as he slept.
The star tied the knot with the other half of her TV producer at a lavish wedding reception at Graceland in Memphis last year.
Happy days: The soap opera star, 44, shared the exciting news on her Instagram on Sunday and shared a sweet black and white snap cuddling her bundle of joy in the hospital
Last month Michelle and Kate celebrated the imminent arrival of their first child with a ‘mini baby shower’.
The actress showed off her bump as she comforted herself with her one-year-old wife during the celebrations.
Writing in the caption, the excited mom-to-be said the couple are “counting the weeks” until the birth.
Exciting: Last month, Michelle Kate celebrated the impending arrival of their first child with a ‘mini baby shower’
Celebration: Writing in the caption, Michelle said the couple “counted the weeks” until the birth
Michelle looked gorgeous in a printed dress as she captioned the snap: “Weeks Countdown #minibabyshower #sociallydistanced #mummiestobe.” “
Proud Kate, who is a producer on Emmerdale, lovingly laid a hand on his wife’s bump as the two wore mum-to-be scarves.
One of Michelle’s followers guessed that the blue belts might indicate the gender of the couple’s baby, but the actress quickly corrected the fan, telling her, “We don’t know what we have,” and adding in response to another question on the blue scarves: “They were white, it must be the light”.
Couple: In September, Michelle celebrated her first birthday with Kate by sharing a snap of her growing baby bump
In September, Michelle celebrated her first birthday with Kate by sharing a snap of her growing baby bump.
She took to social media and shared a photo of herself showing off her bump with Kate smiling by her side.
Michelle also shared a photo of the couple on their wedding day, describing Kate as their ‘soul mate’.
She wrote: “What a difference a year makes! Happy 1st wedding anniversary to my soul mate, best friend and beautiful wife.
“Here is the next chapter Brooksy. We love you so much ❤️ #countingdowntheweeks’.
Nuptials: The Emmerdale star tied the knot with her other half as a TV producer at a lavish wedding reception at Graceland in Memphis
She wrote: “What a difference a year makes! Happy 1st wedding anniversary to my soul mate, best friend and beautiful wife ‘
In April, the soap opera star confirmed her pregnancy in a sweet ad shared on Instagram, in which she debuted with her growing bump.
Taking to Instagram, Michelle shared a photo of herself and Kate posing with their dog Fred.
The photo was captioned: “Fred’s big brother duties begin in October #babybrooks. “
The soap star and Kate first went public with their relationship in October 2018 and announced their engagement two months later, in December of that year.
Michelle confirmed the couple got married on Instagram and told fans, “In over 100 degree heat on Tuesday, September 10, I became Ms. Brooks,” adding the hashtags: “#graceland #chapelinthewoods # memphis #nextstopnashville ”.
Michelle’s marriage to Kate is her second. She had previously married ex-wife Rosie Nicholl in 2015, after two years together.
They later announced they were divorcing in 2017.
At the time, Michelle had addressed her breakup with Rosie in interviews and admitted that the former couple had “split up”.
Sweet: The soap opera star and Kate first went public with their relationship in October 2018 and announced their engagement two months later in December of that year.