Shane Ward and fiancee Sophie Austin introduce their newborn to the world in a sweet family photo and reveal the shocking moment they welcomed a BOY after expecting a girl
Shane Ward and his fiancee Sophie Austin welcomed their second child on June 11.
And the former X factor The 37-year-old winner and his partner introduced their son Reign Thomas Austin Ward to the world in an adorable family photo.
The couple were ready for a baby girl after a scan confirmed their baby’s gender, but were just relieved the baby was healthy.
Gorgeous: Shane Ward and his fiancee Sophie Austin welcomed their second child on June 11 and have now introduced their son Reing Thomas Austin Ward to the world in an adorable family photo.
Shane said Good afternoon! Magazine: For nine months you believed that you had a girl. But a healthy baby is a healthy baby.
“Your initial reaction is, ‘Excuse me?!’ but most of all I just wanted the baby to be okay. And he absolutely was
In the beaming family shot, Shane cradles their newborn while sitting next to his partner and their five-year-old daughter Willow.
Family: The former X Factor winner, 37, and his partner were ready for a baby girl after a scan confirmed their baby’s gender, but are relieved the baby is healthy
Shane said: “For nine months you believed you were having a girl. But a healthy baby is a healthy baby”
Speaking about Willow’s reaction to her new brother, he said: “We let her get around him in her own time.
“It was really nice to see how she’s already built her little friendship with him.
Happy: The couple spoke to Hello! Magazine about the shocking moment they found out they were having a boy
“Every morning she says, ‘Can I see him, can I see him?’ She read him stories last night and always wants to be near him.’
The full interview with Shane Ward is available at Hello! magazine, published.
Originally sharing the news on Instagram, Shane uploaded a sweet snap of himself holding Sophie’s hand, along with their newborn and first child Willow, five.
He captioned the image: “And then there were four! 06.11.22 we had a BIG surprise! We were not expecting a girl, but a handsome boy. We are very happy and blessed that Sir little Ward has arrived.’
It comes after Shane revealed in January that he and his fiancee were expecting another baby girl after first going through IVF and then conceiving naturally when that failed.
He told Good afternoon! magazine at the time: “I always said to Sophie, ‘I know in my heart and soul that we’re going to have more children.’
“There were no two ways. We never gave up. It was a whirlwind. And 16 years after I appeared on The X Factor, I have a beautiful family and one on the way.
“I’m on cloud nine. It’s amazing that we’ll have another girl to add to the Ward clan.’
Speaking about Willow’s reaction to her new brother, he said: “We let her get around him in her own time.”