Ryan Thomas has shared the first heartwarming snap of himself with his new baby daughter.

The actor, 37, and his reality star fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh, 30, announced they’d welcomed the latest addition to their family on Tuesday.

On Friday, he took to Instagram to share a picture of himself holding his new daughter in his arms, writing: ‘Lucky is an understatement.’

In love: Ryan Thomas, 37, has shared the first heartwarming snap of himself with his new baby daughter

In love: Ryan Thomas, 37, has shared the first heartwarming snap of himself with his new baby daughter

The former Coronation Street star sat with the arm over the shoulder of his daughter Scarlett, 13, from his relationship with Tina O’Brien.

Lucy looked stylish in a white floral print dress as she sat with their son Roman, two, on her lap.

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Lucy announced she had given birth on Tuesday but is yet to reveal the name of her newborn.

The actor, 37, and his reality star fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh, 30, announced they'd welcomed the latest addition to their family on Tuesday

The actor, 37, and his reality star fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh, 30, announced they’d welcomed the latest addition to their family on Tuesday

She shared a black and white image of the little girl’s hand on her Instagram page.

Taking to her Stories, she added: ‘She’s here.’  

Lucy previously told HELLO! Magazine that she was convinced she was pregnant with a girl, and was delighted when a scan confirmed her suspicions.  

Congratulations: Lucy and Ryan announced the arrival of their  baby daughter with a sweet Instagram post on Tuesday - pictured with son Roman, two

Congratulations: Lucy and Ryan announced the arrival of their  baby daughter with a sweet Instagram post on Tuesday – pictured with son Roman, two

‘I had an inkling that I was having a girl, but I was a bit more unsure than with Roman. With him I just knew – I don’t know why but even before we found out, I said: “I know, one hundred per cent, it’s a boy”, Lucy said.

The couple also revealed in the interview that they were struggling to come up with names for their daughter, explaining how they had a long list of 15 picked out but would wait until she was born to decide,  

Back in March, Lucy updated fans on her son Roman’s health, revealing he has fluid in his lungs. 

She previously told how their little boy spent a week in intensive care last September after Lucy found the two-year-old ‘blue in his cot.’ 

Even though Lucy and Ryan were allowed to take him home a week after he was admitted, Roman has since been having regular check-ups, and results flagged that fluid has been entering the tot’s lungs whenever he drinks. 

Love: Lucy is pictured during her second pregnancy with Ryan

Love: Lucy is pictured during her second pregnancy with Ryan

Admitting it was a conclusion she felt ‘really weird about’, she continued: ‘I’m sad for Roman. Now, from Monday, when we pick up the thickener, he can’t have any thin fluids for quite a long time – potentially years.

‘So no lollies and ice-creams, no water or juice. Everything has to be a really thick consistency to stop it entering his lungs.

‘But we have an answer. Maybe it’s not the full picture, I don’t know yet because we’ve not seen his consultant, but it’s something.’

If too much fluid builds up and presses on the lung it can be difficult for the lung to expand fully. In some situations, part, or all, of the lung will collapse. 

She concluded: ‘It’s a step forward and is something we can deal with and is something that will hopefully stop him getting so sick. It’s a positive in a way, because we’ve got a little bit closer to the answer.’ 

This is not the first time Lucy has provided a candid health update as last November, Lucy broke down in tears as she reflected on her son Roman’s terrifying stint in hospital.  

Speaking on the Sweat, Snot & Tears podcast Lucy said: ‘I heard sort of grumbles at 3am and like I think we all do, if they’re not sounding like it’s a big scream and they’re in pain, you think, ‘Oh well they’re just having a little dream.’

She revealed that when she checked the baby monitor an hour later that something ‘didn’t feel right’:  

‘He was moving very slowly, side to side, and I thought, ‘This doesn’t feel right and I want to go and see him.”   

It was then when she found Roman ‘blue in his cot’ and he was rushed to Basildon Hospital and St Mary’s in London. 

Speaking about the staff, Lucy got emotional as she said: ‘They absolutely were wonderful and I need to thank them and the ambulance service for arriving so promptly, for keeping my son here and it’s quite emotional actually, talking about that.’

Her son was diagnosed with a ‘viral induced wheeze’ and now requires an inhaler twice a day.   

Families: The couple are already parents to son Roman, two - and Ryan is dad to Scarlett, 13, from his relationship with Tina O'Brien

Families: The couple are already parents to son Roman, two – and Ryan is dad to Scarlett, 13, from his relationship with Tina O’Brien



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Originally posted 2022-06-03 19:38:55.