Catherine Tyldesley has announced the birth of her baby girl. The former Coronation Street shared the news on Instagram on Thursday (April 21) alongside an adorable first photo.
The actress, best known for playing Eva Price in the ITV soap from 2011 to 2018, announced the joyous news that she was expecting her second child with husband Tom Pitfield back in October.
Cath said at the time that the couple, who also share seven-year-old son Alfie, were ‘utterly blessed’ by the news of their impending arrival and that it was “tough” keeping the happy news a secret.
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Now, Cath and Tom have been flooded with messages as the former soap star, who went on to play Karen Norris in the sitcom Scarborough after Corrie, has shared the news of their daughter’s safe arrival.
Taking to Instagram, the mum-of-two shared a black and white image of the newborn’s tiny legs and feet. “We are so happy to announce that our beautiful daughter has arrived,” she said. “We are grateful beyond words and feel overjoyed that our family is complete.”
Cath, 38, is yet to reveal the bouncing baby’s name or any more details but that didn’t stop the congratulatory messages coming in for the proud new parents.
Former Corrie co-star Katie McGlynn wrote: “Congratulations to you & your beautiful family. I can’t wait to meet her.”
“Congratulations Cath. I hope you and baba are doing well! Sending you all lots of love,” Tisha Merry, who starred in the ITV soap as Steph Britton, commented.
Former Hollyoaks actress Sophie Austin, who is currently expecting her second child with singer and actor Shayne Ward, said: “The best news. Congratulations.”
Kirsty Gallacher also wrote: “Ah many congratulations to you all, gorgeous news.”
Catherine recently opened up to followers about her pregnancy journey, admitting it feels as though she’s been pregnant for a lot longer than she had been. “Apparently an African bush elephant is pregnant for 22 months!” she wrote in the Instagram caption. I fear that my body may have me confused with an elephant! It feels like I’ve been pregnant since 1942… Cherishing pjs, a bump and copious amounts of pineapple while I can.”
In February she told how each day has brought ‘new obstacles’ because of her hormone sensitivity. “Some days I am met with loss of vision at several points during the day through ocular, hormone related migraines,” Cath said. I have had to pull over in my car and ride out vision loss, crying on my own till it passes…But baby needs those hormones to flourish. For me it’s an inconvenience- to her it’s her staying alive.
She continued: “My pregnancy insomnia means that some days, I can barely get out of bed. I can’t ignore my body- it’s doing it’s(sic) thing. Yes it’s hard – but my daughter is strong and thriving. That is what matters the most.”