Hollyoaks actress Alex Fletcher has told of her joy at giving birth weeks before her 40th birthday. In an exclusive interview and photo-shoot with HELLO! magazine at her home in Liverpool, the star shows off her baby son Hanson, who was born by caesarean section on 3 June, weighing 8lbs 9oz.
"Hanson is the best birthday present I could wish for. I have my two kids, a lovely husband and we are all healthy," said Alex, who will celebrate her milestone birthday on 8 July.
Hollyoaks star Alex welcomed baby Hanson just a few weeks before her 40th birthday
Alex also tells how Hanson's safe arrival was all the more special after she suffered an ectopic pregnancy last year.
"Having the ectopic pregnancy last year was sad and scary," said Alex, who also has an 11-year-old daughter, Yasmin, with physiotherapist husband Neil Davies, 39.
"It made me really negative and doubt that it would ever happen. I wondered whether things were not working properly because I was older. You think, 'It's my fault, have I been selfish?' It made me realise how much I wanted another baby. Having gone through all that has made his arrival all the more precious."
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