Coronation Street’s Sam Aston and wife Briony welcome their third child and reveal sweet name following tragic twin loss

Sam Aston and wife Briony have announced they have welcomed their third child on Instagram on Tuesday. 

The Coronation Street actor, 30, shared a number of sweet photos from the home water birth as they revealed they had welcomed a baby girl. 

The couple were all smiles as they cradled the newborn as they revealed the sweet name they had picked out.

The soap star and Briony also posed for the first time as a family of five with their two other children Sonny, three and Daisy, two. 

Sam wrote: ‘Welcome to the world…Hazel Marie Aston. 07.05.24 8lbs 15oz✨’

Sam Aston and wife Briony have announced they have welcomed their third child on Instagram on Tuesday

The couple have previously been open about having two tragic miscarriages within four months of one another.

Sam and his Briony shared that they were expecting twins but sadly lost one due to Vanishing Twin Syndrome.

In a new interview, they shared their joy over the pregnancy and stated that it was ‘very bittersweet’.

Briony told Ok! magazine: ‘We were excited and thankful, because we always wanted a baby that was healthy. Then we started thinking,

‘We could have had two… Will the living twin always wonder, ‘What if?’ and will they feel lonely?’ We found ourselves questioning what could have been, while feeling grateful for what we’ve got.’

Their sad loss was due to a condition called Vanishing Twin Syndrome, which occurs when one foetus stops growing and the mother’s body absorbs the embryo.

Sam and Briony were told that she was expecting non-identical twins after a midwife discovered the remaining amniotic sac during an ultrasound scan.

Briony said: ‘If we hadn’t had the early scan, I wouldn’t even have known. But it does explain why I was so sick and tired this time around compared to my other pregnancies.

During a TV appearance in August, Briony broke down talking about her previous miscarriage heartbreak on Loose Women.

She appeared on the show along with her actor husband after telling in July how she suffered two miscarriages within just four months of each other.

Speaking on the chat show she bravely told how neither pregnancy reached 12 weeks and that while it has been tough, other women sharing their stories helped her heal.

She said of why she decided to share the news of her loses: ‘It would have been so much harder for me without listening to other peoples stories.’

‘I had hundred and hundred of messages to share their similar experiences. I felt very pleased that I had done it. There is support there and it helped me known that I wasn’t alone.’