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26th Nov 2021

Amanda Byram “bursting with happiness” after welcoming first child

Kat O'Connor

Amanda Byram has become a mother for the first time.

The presenter revealed she has welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world.

She decided to call her son Phoenix Blaze Byram Okines.

“I’m so overjoyed, full of love and bursting with happiness to be able to share with you that @julianokines and I have welcomed our incredible son, Phoenix Blaze Byram Okines into the big wide, wonderful world,” she said.

“What a privilege that he entrusted us to nurture and guide his little soul through the endless possibilities of life and we are eternally grateful to him for choosing us to be his parents.”

48-year-old Byram revealed she faced fertility struggles before welcoming her son.

“Our fertility journey has been long and we know only too well the heartbreak of the hope that turned to hopelessness, the elation that turned to devastation, and the strain putting this often-secretive journey before your job, your friends, and your life.

“I know many brave parents-in-waiting who, like us, have struggled for a long time, so today we share this magical news in the hope it can inspire and offer a light at the end of the tunnel.”

She said she has never felt more mentally, physically, and emotionally equipped to be a parent.

Byram also praised her husband for being her rock.

“My heart bursts with love for you @julianokines … you have been my solid rock over these years, encouraging me to hang in and keep going.

“After every tear, every tumble, every heartache, your positivity made everything seem possible again. It’s thanks to you, your energy, and your enthusiasm, that we are all here together today. We are so lucky to have you.

“Phoenix is lucky to call you his Daddy, I know you are already his hero. We love you infinitely.”

The former model thanked her midwife Dawn and the NHS for supporting her.