Hollyoaks star Lucy-Jo Hudson has given birth to a baby boy with her boyfriend Lewis Devine.
The actress, 36, took to Instagram Stories on Thursday to gush that she was ‘so in love’ with the new arrival, before adding that ‘their family was now complete.’
Lucy-Jo recently spoke about her ‘difficult’ second pregnancy in an exclusive interview with MailOnline, after being diagnosed with symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
‘When 3 became 4’: Hollyoaks star Lucy-Jo Hudson has given birth to a baby boy with her boyfriend Lewis Devine
In her post Lucy-Jo penned: ‘When 3 became 4. 18.2.2020.’ [sic]
In a second post the soap star: ‘We are so in love with our baby boy!!! Our family is now complete! Love you @lewisdevine.’
Lewis also took to Instagram to announce the arrival of his son, writing: ‘Our family has grown by two feet! Feeling blessed! Just when I thought I couldn’t love you anymore @lucyjo_hudson so proud of you babe xxx.’
New arrival: The actress took to Instagram Stories on Thursday to announce that she gave birth to her son on Tuesday, after first announcing that she was expecting in August
Surprise! In her first post, Lucy-Jo announced that she had welcomed her baby boy, writing that her family had grown from three to four
Lovely: In her second post the star gushed that she was ‘so in love’ with her new baby boy, as she also paid tribute to her boyfriend Lewis
In a lengthy post, Lewis added: ‘Wow what an experience! We are so happy to announce that our little bundle of joy has arrived safe and sound and we are all back home no and settling in great.
‘Our Sienna is delighted and is already making the best big sister just like I know she would! I am so proud of my Lucy-Jo seeing her carry him for nine months and then bring him into the world the way.
‘The way she did it was just unbelievable and a memory and feeling that will last forever love you all so much.’
Lovely: Lewis also took to Instagram Stories to announce that he’d become a dad for the first time, writing that his family had grown ‘by two feet’
Touching: He also paid tribute to his partner Lucy-Jo in a lengthy post, writing that the birth of his son was ‘a memory that will last forever’
Ahead of giving birth, Lucy-Jo spoke candidly to MailOnline about her ‘difficult’ pregnancy, after being diagnosed with SPD, which typically occurs ahead of giving birth and leaves your pelvic joints soft and stretchy, causing pain in some women.
The star said: ‘It’s been a lot different, I mean people do say that you carry differently with boys and girls and you really do. It’s been a little bit more, it’s been more difficult this pregnancy.’
Lucy-Jo explained: ‘Just with the sickness at the beginning, which was like 24/7, that was quite hard while working, but obviously, I know at the end of the day I am having a little miracle so your body has to do some amazing things.’
Sweet: Lucy-Jo recently spoke to MailOnline about her ‘difficult’ second pregnancy, after being diagnosed with symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
She added: ‘I think as well because I’ve already got one, you’re running around aren’t you, so you don’t really stop.
‘I am kind of walking around like a little old woman at the moment, I can’t get out of bed and it takes me a while to sit down then get up, so I am kind of glad I finished [Hollyoaks] just before I started with all this.
‘I am so ready for him to be here now, it’s just getting a little bit more challenging now. I’m not the kind of person who can just lay in bed, I want to be up and doing things.
‘But it’s not long, like I said, I am on the countdown so apart from that really I can’t complain, it’s gone a lot faster than my first pregnancy, like a lot faster.’
Proud mum: Lucy-Jo already has daughter Sienna-Rae with her ex-husband Alan Halsall (pictured together recently)
Lucy-Jo is already mum to daughter Sienna-Rae with her ex-husband Alan Halsall, six; The couple married in 2009 before splitting in 2018.
The soap star announced that she and Lewis were dating just right weeks after revealing she had split from Alan, who is now dating Coronation Street star Tisha Merry.
Lucy-Jo and Lewis announced that they were expecting their first child together in August, taking to Instagram to post a snap from the ultrasound.
Getting ready: Lucy-Jo recently shared a glimpse of the preparations for her new arrival, posting a snap of her bedroom with the cot ready and waiting for her new arrival
She penned: ‘ This has been so hard to keep quiet but today was the day @lewisdevine and I got to tell Sienna the best news!!!
‘We are 13 weeks pregnant and so very excited to extend our little family…. Sienna is so excited to be a big sister….
‘And Lew is ecstatic to become a daddy for the first time and I am so happy to be having another gorgeous baby! No other feeling like it xxx’.
In December Lucy-Jo then confirmed that she was expecting a baby boy, telling
‘My bump is lower with this little one and everything has been so different, with cravings and morning sickness.’
Lewis also declared: ‘I would have been happy either way but I’m very excited for a boy, it’s a son to carry on the family name.’
Moving on: Lucy-Jo and Lewis got together last year following her divorce from Coronation Street actor Alan Halsall (Pictured together May 2016) following nine years of marriage