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Stacey Solomon shares rare photo of son Zachary as he turns 16 - and they look so similar

Stacey shares three children with her husband, former EastEnders actor Joe Swash, and two children from previous relationships


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Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
21 March 2024
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Mum-of-five Stacey Solomon has shared the sweetest picture of herself with her eldest child, Zachary as the family celebrate his 16th birthday.

Loose Women panelist Stacey, 34, welcomed Zachary at age 17 with her then-boyfriend Dean Cox, and the star has gone on to have four more children: Leighton, 11, with her ex-fiancé Aaron Barnham, and Rex, four, Rose, two, and one-year-old Belle with her husband Joe Swash.

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Alongside the heartwarming black and white snap, Stacey wrote: "My baby boy is 16 in the morning, how is that even possible? Where have the years gone Zachy? As a pre birthday celebration we are having a Friends marathon tonight waiting for Joe to come home."

We can definitely see the family resemblance between the mother and son, as their brown eyes are so alike.

Stacey Solomon with her eldest child Zachary© Instagram
Stacey Solomon with her eldest child Zachary

Stacey takes to her Instagram every year on Zachary's birthday to pay tribute to him.

In 2023, on his 15th birthday, the TV presenter posted an Instagram reel featuring a number of touching black and white photos in addition to a throwback video of herself auditioning for the X Factor.

Stacey Solomon and her son Zachary attend The Princess And The Frog special event at The Mayfair Hotel on January 24, 2010 in London, England.© Getty
Stacey Solomon and her son Zachary in 2010

"Look How Far We've Come My Baby [crying emoji] 15 Wonderful Years of You Zachy. Thank you for everything Zach," Stacey penned in her caption.

She continued: "You are all our rock. I cannot even believe how quickly it's gone and what a kind caring young man you've become. I'm so proud of you. To the moon and back, always my darling."

Stacey Solomon on the beach with her family
Stacey with husband Joe and children

And for Zachary's 14th birthday, Stacey wrote: "Happy Birthday Zachary. It definitely wasn't a coincidence. The truth is you changed my whole life.

"I could never have comprehended the light and love you would bring. At 17 years old the things they said about us, what they didn't know was that you were my beginning, my reason, my sole purpose to get up and do my absolute best. And you've been by my side ever since.

"It would never have turned out this way without you. Zachary I'm so proud of the man you are becoming and the kind, caring, amazing person that you are. We did it Zachy. 14 years my darling boy, to the moon and back forever & always."

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