Love Island’s Theo Campbell has become a father for the first time after making the surprise announcement that he has welcomed a baby boy.
The reality star, 29, dropped the bombshell on Monday, posting a sweet picture of him leaving hospital with his newborn covered up in a £350 Fendi blanket.
Sharing the happy news on Instagram, the TV personality said he ‘can’t believe the joy’ of becoming a parent while gazing lovingly at his little bundle of joy.
Theo did not tag who the mother of his child is in the sweet announcement post, however she has been revealed as influencer Sapphire Yhnell.
Shock announcement! Love Island’s Theo Campbell dropped the bombshell on Monday that he has become a father for the first time after welcoming a baby boy
The former Love Island heartthrob cut a casual figure in a grey tracksuit and trainers as he made his way down the hospital .
The father-of-one also praised Sapphire, who also has another son called Tai, as he reflected on becoming a father.
He said: ‘Damn, my replacement is here – 21 hours later and he’s here I can’t believe the joy I had looking into the eyes of my baby boy.
‘I only told a few friends and family so for most people will be massive surprise seeing this.
Baby mama: Influencer Sapphire Yhnell also shared a snap of her newborn son Aries as she announced his arrival on Monday
‘Over the past 4 years having a private life isn’t really a thing so being able to keep this private has been so nice.’
He concluded the post: ‘Massive well done to his mum as-well, the process of having a baby is crazy I literally didn’t have a clue how strong a woman has to be to go through this! Aries Campbell 07/02/2021 #minime #daddy.’
Sapphire also took to Instagram on Monday to announce the news of their baby boy, penning: ‘My beautiful boy – Aries.’
The beauty shared an adorable snap of the newborn all wrapped up in a brown teddy bear sleepsuit and a Fendi hat.
Cosy: The newborn looked adorable in a bear suit and Fendi hat as his proud parents took him home from the hospital
Doting: Theo commented on Sapphire’s snap with a line of love heart emojis
New dad Theo replied to the snap by commenting a line of love heart emojis.
The new parents do not appear to post snaps with each other on social media however the former Love Islander did share clips from Sapphire’s labour without showing her face.
In a series of videos shared to Instagram Stories he was seen taking some gas and air as Sapphire laid in a hospital bed and revealing they’d been up for 24 hours.
It comes after Theo responded furiously to claims that he attempted to hit a female holidaymaker during a night out in Dubai.
In November last year, the star was subject to a series of
Feeling blessed: Theo announced the surprising news on Instagram as he walked out of a hospital with his child and admitted he ‘can’t believe the joy’ after becoming a parent
Long day: Theo shared some clips from Sapphire’s labour on Instagram Stories after revealing he’d become a dad
Exciting: Another video showed Theo having a listen to Sapphire’s stomach as they awaited Aries arrival
Taking to Instagram shortly after the claims were made, Theo spoke to the camera while in a bar and stated that he planned to make a retaliatory video, adding: ‘As if I’m wanna be f**king around with some stupid little, stupid girls, are you mad?’
In a series of Instagram Stories from make-up artist Tayce Rickett, taken at Dubai’s Five Palm Hotel, she wrote: ‘Theo Campbell tried to hit me tonight in Dubai because I caught him out. 29-year-old trying to hit young girls. F**king disgusting’.
She then filmed him standing at a car door, and said: ‘This is Theo, just want to see if he gets out of here with the girl or not.’
She wrote over the top of the video: ‘After this he came over and took my phone off me and throw it on the floor and tried to fight both me and my younger sister. It’s f**king disgusting, how can a 29-year-old act like that.’
From reality TV to nappies! Theo shot to fame on the 2017 series of Love Island in Mallorca
The girl filmed her friend and said: ‘I don’t care, I don’t f**king care’.
The video then appears to show the phone being grabbed, thrown on the floor and stamped on, before the owner shouted: ‘Who the f**k you pushing?’
In the next slide she wrote: ‘They both attacked me for no reason…’
After the video emerged, Theo shared a clip with his 337k followers, in which he said: ‘F**king madness, I’m gonna make a little video in a bit. As if I’m wanna be f**king around with some stupid little, stupid girls, are you mad?…
‘I’m gonna make a video in a bit because I rarely do the tings they say but this time, I don’t talk, I don’t normally react to these things but EUGH. These b***hes man’.
Conflict: In November last year, he was subject to a series of Instagram videos taken by a woman who claimed that Theo tried to hit her and that he ‘attacked her’
That same month, Theo revealed he was launching legal action against an Ibiza beach resort after nearly going blind from a flying champagne cork.
The reality star was partying at a champagne spray party at O Beach Ibiza, owned by Match of the Day host Gary Lineker’s brother Wayne, when one of the club’s official bottles popped in his direction in August 2019.
He suffered a penetrating cornea injury in his right eye, requiring 11 stitches after surgery in Ibiza and the UK, but continues to suffer severe sight issues.
The 29-year-old reality star says the incident has significantly reduced his ability to work, and he is seeking answers as to why his sight has never fully recovered.
Theo, regarded as one of Love Island’s most polarising characters, said: ‘The last 15 months or so trying to come to terms with what has happened have been hard.
‘I’m a positive person and try and remain upbeat but as time goes on the chances of my sight getting back to normal become reduced.
‘I’m speaking with doctors about what may or may not be possible but I also have a number of questions about what happened to me.
‘I don’t know what the future may hold with regards to my sight but I feel that the least I deserve is answers to what happened and why.
‘Bringing this case was something that hasn’t been done lightly but I feel that at present it’s the best opportunity for me to get the answers I deserve.’
He is being represented by Irwin Mitchell who have launched High Court proceedings against Ice Mountain Ibiza SL, the company trading as O Beach Ibiza.
Injured: That same month, the star revealed he was launching legal action against an Ibiza beach resort after nearly going blind from a flying champagne cork (pictured with Wayne Lineker shortly before the accident in 2019)