Congratulations to Steps singer Lee Latchford-Evans, who has become a father for the first time. Lee and his wife Kerry-Lucy confirmed in April that they were expecting a baby boy together, after almost ten years of marriage. And now the newborn has made his arrival!
"Welcome to the world baby boy," besotted Lee, 46, wrote on Instagram alongside a black and white snapshot showing the proud parents holding their baby's tiny hand.
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"Me & your mummy are so in love! You're everything we could have wished for & more. Our perfect rainbow baby."
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The couple were quickly inundated with congratulatory messages from fans and famous friends. Leading the way was Lee's Steps bandmate Ian 'H' Watkins, who joked: "Guncle H!"
Lee Latchford-Evans has proudly shared the first photo of his newborn son
Blue's Antony Costa and Dani Harmer also sent their best wishes while Jenni Falconer wrote: "Ah congratulations! So thrilled for you both x."
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Lee and Kerry-Lucy first met in 2007 at a gig they were both performing at. They went on to tie the knot in 2012.
It's the first baby for Lee and his wife, Kerry-Lucy
In April, both Lee and his wife appeared on Loose Women to share their excitement ahead of becoming first-time parents. Kerry-Lucy revealed at the time that she had to take three pregnancy tests to convince the Steps star she was expecting.
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Lee added: "The first one was a very faint blue line. For whatever reason I still didn't believe it and the next day the digital test said 'pregnant' and I couldn't argue with that one."
The new parents have been married since 2012
He also revealed how his Steps bandmates – Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and 'H' – had reacted to the happy news. "Telling the bandmates was wonderful," Lee shared. "We were just like this on Zoom planning the year ahead and our upcoming tour and I just held up the scan picture and said 'I'm going to be a bit busy guys, you better meet somebody.'
"They all broke down and were crying tears of joy. They were very happy for us."
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