Inside Hollyoaks star Kirsty-Leigh Porter’s family life as she gives birth after secret pregnancy

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It was recently revealed that Hollyoaks star Kirsty-Leigh Porter had given birth after a secret pregnancy.

The star revealed she has welcomed a surprise baby, after keeping her pregnancy secret from fans.

The 31 year old shared a sweet snap on Instagram on Wednesday of her partner Paul Barber carrying their newborn baby in a car seat from hospital.

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The Leela Lomax actress captioned the gorgeous black-and-white snap with a number of emojis, including a baby, stars, praying hands and a rainbow.

And messages of congratulations rapidly poured in from fans and co-stars.

So, as the Hollyoaks actress welcomes an adorable new addition, we’ve taken a look at her family life…

Who is Kirsty-Leigh Porter dating?

Kirsty dated Emmerdale star Danny Miller, but the pair split after being together on and off for five years.

Kirsty and Danny met on the set of Emmerdale in 2010.

Now, the stunning blonde star is engaged to partner Paul Barber.

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Paul, 43, doesn’t live a life in the limelight and not much is known about his career and education, but we sometimes see him pop up on Kirsty’s Instagram, and the pair look very loved-up.

Speaking about their relationship in an interview with OK! Magazine Kirsty said: “Something just clicks. If you’re in a relationship and it’s not working then you find yourself having to try.

“With him, it’s just not like that. We make an effort but it’s not hard work – it’s just so natural and effortless. I think that’s when you know it’s love, because every day you wake up and you’re happy.”

How many children does Kirsty-Leigh Porter have?

Kirsty is mum to her newborn baby, and prior to this the star suffered a devastating loss as her baby daughter was stillborn.

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The star shared the heartbreaking news on her Instagram account at the time and shared a picture of a card featuring the hand and footprints of her baby girl, along with a name tag revealing the moniker she and her her partner had chosen – Penny-Leigh Barber.

A devastated Kirsty wrote in a message to her followers in 2019: “Our beautiful baby girl, Penny-Leigh Barber was born sleeping on the 21st of December 2018 at 6.49am, 29 weeks & 3 days young.

“My heart has never felt pain like it. Sleep sweetly our angel. We will always love you. Love your Mummy & Daddy. My Everything.”

Followers rushed to support the star, as they sent messages of condolences to her.

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