Fans and friends of Iveta Lukosiute have taken to Twitter to congratulate the Strictly Come Dancing star on the arrival of her baby son, Vidas. Among those sending their well wishes to the new mummy was former Strictly contestant Ben Cohen – himself a new dad to nine-month-old daughter Milena with dancer Kristina Rihanoff. "Congrats Iveta. Same day as my twins," wrote Ben, referring to his daughters Harriette and Isabelle with ex-wife Abby Cohen.
Iveta officially announced the arrival of her son on the day of his birth, 24th September, tweeting: "Welcome my baby boy J born this morning at 9.31am at 7.11lb #officiallymom #babyson #happybeyondwords." It wasn't until 5th October, however, that she revealed his name.
Iveta Lukosiute welcomed her son Vidas on 24 September
Along with a sweet Instagram collage of her new arrival, she wrote: "Our son was born September 24th, 2016 at 9.31am, 7.11 lb, 53 cm long. I named him in the memory of my brother Vidas."
Her followers were quick to offer their congratulations. "Congratulations to you both and a huge welcome to the world Vidas xx," wrote one, while another said: "Congratulations once again!! Beautiful boy and such a beautiful name." A third added: "Congratulations to you both! He is beautiful, just like his mamma."
The former Strictly star said she had named her baby boy in memory of her brother
Iveta made headlines last April when she decided to leave Strictly after three years on the BBC show. In a statement at the time, she said: "I really enjoyed my experience on Strictly Come Dancing. I loved everything about the show, dancers, judges, BBC, celebrities, fans – all of it was a pleasure to be a part of…
"This year, I will focus more on my dance school in New York City, since I was away so much. However, I will be more than happy to stay involved with the show in the future."