Ola and James Jordan reveal they’ve named their newborn daughter Ella as they hail parenthood ‘the best role of our lives’ after three-year infertility battle
Ola and James Jordan have unveiled the name of their baby girl, a month on from welcoming their first child into the world.
The former Strictly professionals revealed they’ve finally called their daughter Ella after struggling to come up with a moniker within the first week of her arrival.
In this week’s HELLO! magazine, Polish dancer Ola, 37, and 2014 CBB contestant James, 41, hailed parenthood as ‘the best role of our lives’, following their three-year infertility battle.
Introducing Ella Jordan: Ola and James Jordan have unveiled the name of their baby girl, a month on from welcoming their first child into the world
The couple, who have been together for 20 years, announced they were set to become parents for the first time in September 2019, after undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilisation).
On their bundle of joy, Ola enthused: ‘It’s been amazing and overwhelming at the same time. We’ve wanted this for so long. We had a lovely life, but this is making us feel so much happier than anything else we have done. Nothing in our careers measures up to this.’
Despite having a number of dance accolades under their belt, the couple insisted their achievements have ‘faded into the background’ as they adjust to life as a mother and father.
Choreographer James explained: ‘It is all the more special because it’s something we never thought would happen. This is the best moment of our lives, without a shadow of a doubt. Ola has given me the most precious gift. It’s totally changed the way I see the world.’
‘We didn’t have a name for the first week’: The former Strictly pros revealed they’ve finally called their daughter Ella after struggling to come up with a moniker (pictured in 2019)
Ella’s arrival came just two weeks before his father was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke.
James recently admitted he’s battling with ‘the most stressful time of my life’ as he claimed juggling a newborn baby with his critically-ill father and the coronavirus pandemic was taking its toll.
The reality star has expressed his gratitude towards NHS staff after Alan was discharged from hospital earlier this month.
He told the publication: ‘We have seen all that is great about the NHS. They brought my beautiful daughter into the world and then two weeks later they saved my dad’s life. He is my hero. We nearly lost him but he’s home now, although we can’t visit him.’
‘Nothing compares’: Polish dancer Ola, 37, and CBB star James, 41, hailed parenthood as ‘the best role of our lives’, after a three-year infertility battle (pictured in January)
Ola and James previously admitted the stress of going through three years of trying to have a baby has made them ‘stronger’ than ever.
Speaking during an appearance on Loose Women in January, the new dad said: ‘My parents didn’t even know it took us three years [to conceive], it made them teary. You don’t want to worry them.’
Ola added: ‘We used to laugh it off, but after a while, you think, “How much can you practice?”
‘People guessed [that there was an issue]… it was our fault because we kept saying that we wanted to have babies, so people kept asking.’
‘This is the most stressful time of my life’: Ella’s arrival came just two weeks before his father Alan was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke
‘We have seen all that is great about the NHS’: James has expressed his gratitude towards NHS staff after Alan was discharged from hospital earlier this month
James continued: ‘We’ve been with each other for 20 years. We have a strong relationship. It was upsetting. I broke down in front of everyone when I was on Dancing On Ice when they brought it up.’
The pair first met at a dance competition in Blackpool in 1999 and married four years later.
They were initially dance partners before their professional relationship developed into romance, James proposed two years later and the couple tied the knot in October 2003.
The TV stars shot to fame as professionals on BBC One celebrity competition Strictly Come Dancing, which they both joined in series four back in 2006.
James bowed out of the show after season 11 in 2013, while Ola left at the end of series 13 in 2015.
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