While Sylvain Longchambon has returned to Dancing on Ice alongside Jane Danson, there will be two very special people cheering him on – his wife Samia, and their son Yves. The couple welcomed their baby boy on 24 September 2015, and announced the news with a sweet announcement a few days later.
".@slonchambon and I are so happy and in love beyond words with our beautiful boy," Samia tweeted, adding a blue heart and baby emojis. Proud dad Sylvain also shared the happy news on his own Twitter account, telling fans: "I'm so happy and in love with our beautiful boy and so proud of my @realsamia (and in love with her too!)".
Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon welcomed their son in 2015
Sylvain, a professional skater, proposed in March just after the couple shared their pregnancy news with fans. The Corrie beauty shared a picture of her diamond engagement ring, with the caption: "So @slongchambon and I have some more happy news to share! #soexcited xxx." Her partner posted his own overjoyed Tweet saying: " @realsamia great manicure baby #shesaidOUI!!" Samia already had a six-year-old daughter named Freya, whose father is her ex-husband Matt Smith.
Her romance with Sylvain began in 2013 when she was paired with the dashing Frenchman on Dancing on Ice. Their relationship began shortly after the actress split from property developer Will Thorp and Sylvain broke up with Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe.
Samia and Sylvain met on Dancing on Ice
Speaking to the Mirror at the time, Samia said: "I can see how you'd end up in a relationship with your partner. You get to know each other intensely and there's a lot of trust." When asked by presenter Christine Bleakley during the final in 2013 if she was allowed to say love was in the air, Samia said: "Yeah, we're allowed to say that".
The couple attracted controversy the following season in 2014 when a row erupted on Twitter involving comments by another contestant Jorgie Porter. Jorgie, a friend of Sylvain's ex Jennifer, had expressed her shock at being paired with the French skating pro.
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