Olympic boxer Nicola Adams welcomes son with girlfriend Ella Baig | Ents & art news


Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Nicola Adams and her friend Ella Baig have announced the birth of their first child, a baby boy.

The couple, who first announced they were expecting a child in Februaryrevealed he was born on Saturday morning.

In a joint social media post with her partner, Adams said they felt “instant love” for their baby, who already has his own Instagram account.

His name has not yet been announced.

The 39-year-old ex- Strictly Come Dancing star said: “We are so excited to announce to the world that baby Adams has arrived.

“The first moment we saw you, we immediately felt love and the strongest bond.

“We went to the moon and back to get you and we can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives watching you grow.”

Photos at the post showed them smiling in the hospital and with their hands around their son’s tiny feet.

In a statement, Adams added: “We are so excited to welcome our son into the world around 7am on Saturday morning.

“Nothing prepares you for this moment in life, but I am so overwhelmed with love and pride in Ella.”

The baby already has more than 1,800 Instagram followers.

Famous friends congratulated them – including BBC presenter Clara Amfo, singer Fleur East and Strictly Come Dancing professional Johannes Radebe.

East said, “Ahhh congratulations!!! Welcome to the world baby!”

The couple, who have been together for four years, had shared an ultrasound when they first announced the pregnancy.

Adams previously said the couple had gone through two unsuccessful rounds of IVF, with Baig, a model, miscarrying.

They tried to conceive in 2019.

Adams has said there is “stigma associated with the IVF process” and a lack of parenting books for same-sex families.

The former professional boxer made history in 2020 as part of Strictly Come Dancing’s first same-sex couple alongside Katya Jones.

They were forced to leave the series early after Jones tested positive for COVID-19.

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