Congratulations to Paula Lane and her husband Tom Shaw, who have welcomed their second child together. The Coronation Street actress took to Twitter on Thursday evening to announce the safe arrival of her baby girl. "She's here! The latest addition to the Shaw clan is doing great," Paula, 30, told fans. "@SirTomShaw and I are feeling blessed and very lucky."
The happy couple, who tied the knot two years ago, are also proud parents to 19-month-old son Arthur.
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Paula Lane has welcomed her second child, a baby girl
Following the announcement, Paula's former Corrie co-stars were quick to send messages of congratulations, including Georgia May Foote (Katy Armstrong), who tweeted: "@lane_paula @SirTomShaw congratulations to you both", and Sally Dynevor (Sally Webster), who added: "@lane_paula @SirTomShaw congratulations on your new addition. So exciting much love."
The actress, 30, announced the happy news on Twitter
The big news comes just two weeks after Paula's character Kylie Platt was killed off in a dramatic episode. Viewers watched the nail technician die in the arms of her husband David Platt (played by Jack P Shepherd) after being attacked by her a friend of her ex Callum Logan, just as she planned to celebrate a move to Barbados.
Shortly after her final scenes aired, Paula took to Twitter to share a photograph of herself with her onscreen husband Jack, writing: "I loved every second of my time on the street – always my family and always my heart. On to the next chapter."
Paula appeared in Coronation Street for six years
Paula first appeared as Kylie in 2010, and in February this year she announced she was leaving the soap to focus on motherhood and new acting opportunities.
"I have made no secret of the fact I never saw myself being in a long running drama for the rest of my career," she said. "I was only contracted for six months and ended up staying for six years. Six years is a nice amount of time to make an impact, but not be typecast, I was very conscious of that."