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25th Feb 2020

‘My darling girl has arrived’: Lydia Bright has welcomed her first child

The Only Way Is Essex’s Lydia Bright has welcomed her first child.

The reality TV star confirmed the news on Instagram, as she shared a photo of her “darling girl”.

“I am so overwhelmed with love, she is absolutely perfect,” she wrote alongside the photo, which showed her baby daughter’s hand curled around her thumb.


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The 30-year-old announced she was pregnant last August, when she also revealed she had split up with her boyfriend Lee Cronin.

“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. And it’s obviously not worked out exactly how I wanted,” she told Hello! about their breakup.

“I’m not closing the door on it completely, but I feel like I just keep getting knocked back. I can’t beg somebody to be with me, and I can’t beg somebody to love me.”

Speaking at the time, she also revealed that it had been “so hard” to keep her pregnancy a secret.

“I’ve done so much travelling, I’ve done all my partying holidays, I’m where I want to be in terms of my life, financially and career-wise. It just feels like the right time for it all to happen for me,” she said.

She also revealed that she would be finding out the sex of her baby, as she’s not a fan of surprises.

“I’d love a girl to be my best friend – me and my mum are best friends, she’s my best friend for life. But if I have a boy first he’ll be the big brother, all protective,” she admitted, when talking about the sex of her baby.