Former Coronation Street star Matthew Marsden has revealed he and wife Nadine had become parents for a seventh time.
The actor, 50, took to his Instagram on Thursday to share the first snap of the tot who was wrapped up in a hospital blanket.
British born Matthew and his Maltese wife who he wed in 2005 have now set up home with their growing brood in Texas.
He previously rose to fame in 1995 as mechanic Chris Collins on the ITV soap, before going on to launch his own pop career.
After his stint on the show he signed with £500,000 deal with Columbia records and performed alongside Destiny’s Child on the 1998 track She’s Gone.
Bundle of joy: Former Coronation Street star Matthew Marsden, 50, has revealed he and wife Nadine had become parents for a seventh time
New arrival: The actor took to his Instagram on Thursday to share the first snap of the tot who was wrapped up in a hospital blanket
Cute: Matthew captioned the sweet snap of the newborn: ‘Blessed’.
Jumping the pond: British born Matthew 2005, and his Maltese wife who he wed in Matthew have now set up home with their growing brood in Texas (pictured together in 2005)
Matthew captioned the sweet snap: ‘Blessed’.
After leaving his pop career behind him he went on to star in 2001 war epic Black Hawk Down are more recently Prime Video show Reacher.
Earlier this year Matthew said he stands by his decision to not get the Covid jab despite admitting it has cost him roles in Hollywood.
He went on to urge more people to rebel against compulsory vaccination, adding: ‘If more people stood up and said something then this would all stop.’
Going on to tell Fox Nation’s ‘Tucker Carlson Today’ he was offered a job that required everybody on-set was vaccinated but tried to apply for a religious exemption, adding: ‘You can imagine how that went down in Hollywood.’
Matthew has been a fierce critic of the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, frequently slamming lockdowns, mask-wearing policy and mandatory jabs.
He said he was willing to sacrifice his career to ensure US freedoms were not ‘taken away.’
‘I’ve worked a lot with soldiers and it’s really difficult for me to say that losing my career is a difficult decision to stand up for what is right when they’ll go, and they’ll die, and they’ll lose everything,’ he told Carlson.
‘This is all happening because we’re letting it happen,’he said, warning that ‘It doesn’t matter who you are, they’ll come after you… they’re relentless.’
The actor revealed in December he had lost a job due to his views on vaccination.
Back in the day: He previously rose to fame in 1995 as mechanic Chris Collins on the ITV soap, before going on to launch his own pop career (pictured in Corrie in 1997)
On the street: He played the role of Sally Webster’s love interest (pictured with Michael Le Vell, Denise Welch and Sally Whittaker)
It is unclear whether he was referring to the same role in his latest interview.
He said: ‘If more people stood up and said something, then this would all stop.
‘We are this great country, which is the last best hope for the world. This isn’t just about this country, it’s about the whole world.
‘I know because I saw it. I know because I was there dreaming of coming here. I’m that guy.’
He added: ‘I didn’t become a citizen of this country to have my First Amendment rights and my other rights [taken away]… for me to have to worry about having to lie about something like having a vaccine, I think it’s an invasion of privacy. I don’t think it’s right.’
Family: He now often takes to Instagram to share snaps of his growing brood
USA: As well as a look at the family’s life in Texas
Marsden is known for his conservative views and speaking out against ‘woke’ ideologies.
In December, he commented that right-wing celebrities were more likely to be ‘cancelled’ for their opinions while left-wing celebrities could freely express their views.
He cited Mark Ruffalo, Ron Pearlman and Sean Penn as exampled.
Drama: Earlier this year Matthew (right) said he stands by his decision to not get the Covid jab despite admitting it has cost him roles in Hollywood
Marsden frequently posts his views about Covid on his Twitter profile
‘Conservatives in Hollywood speak up against tyranny, and we get cancelled. The phone stops ringing,’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘That’s all they have to do. Ruffalo, Pearlman and Penn say all kinds of stuff and nothing happens to them. In fact, they will be sought out because of their ‘brave stances.’
More recently, he wrote on the micro-blogging site: ‘If everyone is vaccinated, there is no control group. Remember that.’
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