Ryan Thomas’s former fellow Corronation Street stars shared a series of heartfelt messages after the actor shared the first heartwarming photo of himself with his new daughter on Friday.
The soap star, 37, and his reality star fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh, 30, announced on Tuesday that they had welcomed the latest addition to their family.
On Friday, he posted a photo of himself with his new daughter in his arms on Instagram, writing: “Happiness is an understatement,” with some of Corrie’s stars wishing him and his family the best.
In love: Ryan Thomas, 37, has shared the first heartwarming photo of himself with his new daughter, with his loved ones and wish him well
Former Boyzone star, who guest-starred in the ITV soap, wrote: ‘Lucky is only a small part! You deserve it brother.’
Will Mellor, who played the bad boy Harvey Gaskell, shared: ‘Congratulations buddy! Really happy for all of you! X.’
Catherine Tyldesley, who plays Eva Price, wrote: ‘Beautiful, so much love xxx’
And Maria Connor actress Samia Longchambon responded by leaving some heart emojis.
Love: Ryan’s former fellow Coronation Street stars shared a series of heartfelt messages after he shared the first photo
Ryan, who departed Coronation Street in 2016, sat with his arm over the shoulder of his daughter Scarlett, 13, from his relationship with Tina O’Brien.
Lucy looked stylish in a white floral-print dress as she sat on her lap with their son Roman, two.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Lucy announced she gave birth on Tuesday, but has not yet revealed the name of her newborn.
The actor, 37, and his reality star fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh, 30, announced on Tuesday that they had welcomed the newest addition to their family.
She shared a black and white photo of the little girl’s hand on her Instagram page.
She began her Stories and added, “She’s here.”
Lucy told it before HELLO! Magazine that she was convinced she was pregnant with a girl, and was delighted when a scan confirmed her suspicions.
Congratulations: Lucy and Ryan announced their daughter’s arrival on Tuesday with a sweet Instagram post – pictured with son Roman, two
‘I suspected I was having a girl, but I was a bit more insecure than with Roman. With him, I just knew — I don’t know why, but even before we knew it, I said, “I know, one hundred percent, it’s a boy,” Lucy said.
The couple also revealed in the interview that they were struggling to come up with names for their daughter, explaining how they picked a long list of 15 but would wait until she was born to decide,
In March, Lucy notified fans of her son Roman’s health and revealed that he had fluid in his lungs.
She previously shared how their son spent a week in intensive care last September after Lucy found the two-year-old ‘blue in his crib’.
Although Lucy and Ryan were allowed to take him home a week after his admission, Roman has been monitored regularly since then and the results show that fluid enters the toddler’s lungs when he drinks.
Love: Lucy is pictured during her second pregnancy with Ryan
Admitting it was a conclusion she felt “really weird about,” she continued, “I’m sorry for Roman. Now, as of Monday, when we pick up the thickener, he shouldn’t have any thin liquids for a very long time – possibly years.
‘So no lollipops and ice creams, no water or juice. Everything should have a very thick consistency to prevent it from entering his lungs.
“But we have an answer. Maybe it’s not the full picture, I don’t know yet because we haven’t seen his advisor, but it’s something.’
If too much fluid builds up and presses on the lung, it can be difficult for the lung to expand completely. In some situations, part or all of the lung will collapse.
She concluded: ‘It’s a step forward and it’s something we can deal with and it’s something that will hopefully prevent him from getting that sick. It’s positive in a way, because we’re a little closer to the answer.”
This isn’t the first time Lucy has given a candid health update, as last November, Lucy burst into tears as she reflected on her son Roman’s terrifying time in the hospital.
Speaking on the Sweat, Snot & Tears podcast Lucy said, “I heard some kind of grumbling at 3am and like I think we all do, when they don’t sound like it’s a big scream and they’re hurting, you think, ‘Ah, they just have a little dream.’
She revealed that when she checked the baby monitor an hour later, something “didn’t feel right”:
“He was moving very slowly, from side to side, and I thought, ‘This doesn’t feel right and I want to go see him.’
It was then that she found Roman ‘blue in his bed’ and he was rushed to Basildon Hospital and St Mary’s in London.
Speaking of the staff, Lucy was moved to say: ‘They were absolutely amazing and I have to thank them and the EMS for coming so quickly, to keep my son here and it’s actually quite emotional to talk about that.’
Her son was diagnosed with virally induced wheezing and now needs an inhaler twice a day.
Families: The couple are already parents to son Roman, two – and Ryan is father to Scarlett, 13, from his relationship with Tina O’Brien