Doting mum Rochelle Humes has shared a sweet photo of her eldest daughter, Alaia-Mai, three, looking after her one-week-old baby sister Valentina. The protective big sister is pictured holding Valentina in her baby carrier while out at a restaurant. Captioning the picture: “Big sister duties.” The singer’s followers commented on the snap, with one writing: “She’s got her own real life dolly, I love her little outfit…do you think they do it in my size,” while another said: “Big sisters are lovely.” The Saturday’s singer, who is married to presenter Marvin Humes, has previously spoken about Alaia’s desire to have a younger sister, telling The Mirror: "Our little girl is so desperate to have a sister I warned her, 'What happens if you have a baby brother?' She replied, 'We'll just send it back.' I'm trying to tell her it doesn't work like that." The three-year-old is close friends with Simon Cowell's son, Eric, and dad Marvin told the MailOnline: "They're little friends and they had a play date before and they hung out at the Capital Jingle Bell Ball. They played together in the little area."
Alaia dotes on her baby sister Valentina
Valentina shares the same birth month with her dad, who celebrated turning 32 on Saturday. Rochelle dedicated a heartfelt post to her husband, alongside a sweet collage of their growing family. “Happy birthday to the absolute love of my life...My one and only, my best friend. They just don't make them like you anymore. So lucky your mine and ours...We love you more than you will ever know @marvinhumes,” she wrote. Marvin then took to sharing a photo of two very special birthday cards, both dedicated to 'Daddy.' Next to the cards is a personalised phone case with the names 'Rochelle, Alaia and Valentina' engraved in gold.
Rochelle made a sweet collage to celebrate Marvin's 32nd birthday
Marvin shared a picture of his birthday presents on Instagram
Since her arrival last week, Valentina has made several appearances on both her parents social media accounts. Last Friday, the pair announced the happy news that Rochelle had given birth to a healthy baby girl on Instagram with identical photos of The Saturdays singer giving their daughter a kiss on the forehead. Rochelle wrote: "Our world is now complete. Valentina Raine Humes - Happy birthday little one." Marvin captioned the photo: "Couldn't be a happier or prouder man! What another incredible blessing! Today my beautiful wife gave birth to our second daughter Valentina Raine Humes... Alaia-Mai is over the moon that she has a baby sister! I'm overjoyed."
Marvin then introduced his little girl to his old JLS bandmates, Aston Merrygold, Ortise Williams and JB Gill, along with JB’ son Ace Jeremiah, just two days after her birth. The moment was captured on Instagram, titled “4 men, 1 boy and a little lady.”