Lydia Bright gives birth to her first child as she welcomes ‘absolutely perfect’ baby girl with ex-boyfriend Lee Cronin
- The reality TV personality, 30, did not reveal her daughter’s name, but has nicknamed her baby Dinky in memory of grandmother throughout pregnancy
- The former TOWIE star announced her pregnancy in August 2019 and revealed she had split from her baby’s father following a two-year on-off relationship
- Despite their break-up, Lydia said garage owner Lee was heavily involved with her pregnancy and attended all her baby scans
- Lydia and her best friend, former TOWIE co-star and fellow first-time mother Lucy Mecklenburgh, 28, discovered they were pregnant on the same day
Lydia Bright has welcomed her first child with her ex boyfriend Lee Cronin.
The reality TV personality, 30, did not reveal her daughter’s name, but affectionately nicknamed her baby Dinky in memory of grandmother throughout her pregnancy.
New parents: Lydia Bright, 39, has welcomed her first child with her ex-boyfriend, garage owner Lee Cronin (pictured together last year)
Adorable: Lydia shared a first look at her newborn daughter as she took to Instagram on Monday to share a snap of her baby holding her hand
She added to the magazine: ‘My darling girl has arrived. I am so overwhelmed with love, she is absolutely perfect’.
First-time parent Lydia will have been accompanied by her mother Debbie, as she was her birthing partner during labour.
The reality star has updated her fans throughout her pregnancy since announcing she was expecting her first child in August last year.
Ahead of her baby girl’s birth, she said she wanted to use hypno-birthing to make labour less painful.
New mum: Lydia (pictured last month) revealed that she had welcomed her first child on Friday and the newborn is ‘absolutely perfect’
Hypnobirthing involves using breathing techniques, visualisation and meditation to help concentrate the mind on the birth rather than the pain
In an interview with Hello! magazine to announce her pregnancy, she shocked fans when she revealed had sadly split from ex-boyfriend Lee Cronin, the father of her child, after a two-year on/off relationship.
The Jump star said at the time: ‘It’s not the ideal situation. I waited quite a long time to try for a baby, waited until I thought it was perfect. I’ve always wanted the fairytale.’
Lydia – who didn’t reveal the reason behind their separation – admitted she’s not ‘closing the door’ on their romance completely.
Their love story goes back until 2017 where they first crossed paths at a nightclub in Ibiza.
Baby joy: Lydia said of her newborn, ‘My darling girl has arrived. I am so overwhelmed with love, she is absolutely perfect’ (pictured in December)
By her side: First-time parent Lydia was accompanied by her mother Debbie, who served as her birthing partner during labour
The couple briefly separated in January before reuniting three months later, but officially went their separate ways last summer.
Despite their break-up, she revealed the garage owner was heavily involved with her pregnancy and attended all her baby scans.
Lydia also revealed she was hospitalised during the early stages of her pregnancy due to stress after splitting from Lee.
After a fan asked about how she coped, Lydia said: ‘The beginning was very hard. I’m so strong now but at 11 weeks I was completely heartbroken and lost.
‘I was so worried that people would judge my situation…
‘Before my announcement shoot hit the shelves I was in hospital with sickness (probably due to the stress of it all).
Amicable: Despite their break-up, she revealed the garage owner was heavily involved with her pregnancy and attended all her baby scans (pictured in October)
‘People are always quick to talk about the negative side of social media and the press, But I truly believe that my strength came from the support I received from strangers.’
The former TOWIE original previously dated fellow reality star James ‘Arg’ Argent, 32, on and off for six years before they called it quits for good in 2016.
Lydia has admitted she wants a big family as her parents, Debbie and Dave Bright, have fostered more than 250 children in 22 years, which she admitted has made her yearn for her own big family in the future.
In addition to her foster siblings, the TV personality has an elder sister Georgia, younger brother Freddie and younger sister Roma.
Lydia told MailOnline in June 2019: ‘I want a big family because I’m from a big family.
Candid: The reality star has updated her fans throughout her pregnancy since announcing she was expecting her first child in August last year
‘I really want children close in age, like me and my sister as there are just 13 months between us. I like that, she’s my BFF as well. When I do have a big family, I’ll do it one after the other.’
In December, The Celebrity Haunted Mansion star revealed she put on two stone during her pregnancy.
Weighing herself on a video for her 1.1 million followers, she said: ‘Just got on the scales. I was always nine stone… I am now 11 stone!’
Lydia also shared best friend and fellow first-time mother Lucy Mecklenburgh, 28, discovered they were pregnant on the same day.
Oh, baby! Lydia also shared best friend and fellow first-time mother Lucy Mecklenburgh discovered they were pregnant on the same day (pictured together in October 2019)
In an episode of The Brights podcast, Lydia said: ‘I’ll never forget the day we both found out we were pregnant.
‘Basically, we were both due to start filming on Celebrity Hunted, I thought it would be a good idea to do a pregnancy test a couple of days before because I was off birth control and it came back positive to my shock.
‘Because I fell pregnant very quickly, I gave Lucy a call, and she guessed that I was pregnant.
‘So she ran out and got a pregnancy test and called me six hours later and said she was pregnant as well. I mean, it’s crazy. You couldn’t write it.’
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