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Emmerdale’s Michelle Hardwick gives birth to a baby boy with wife Kate Brooks

Emmerdale’s Michelle Hardwick has given birth to a baby boy with her wife Kate Brooks.

The soap star, 44, announced the exciting news on her Instagram on Sunday and shared a sweet black and white snap cuddling her bundle of joy in the hospital.

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She gushed over her ‘handsome little chap’ and revealed her and her wife of one year have named him Edward Peter Brooks.   

Cute: Emmerdale’s Michelle Hardwick has given birth to a baby boy with her wife Kate Brooks

Accompanying the post she penned: ‘On Friday 9th October, this handsome little chap entered the world. Edward ‘Teddy’ Peter Brooks we are so in love with you! #ourlittleTeddyboyrevealed 

Michelle, who plays Vanessa Woodfield on the ITV soap, also shared a second snap with Edward all wrapped up in a colourful blanket while he slept. 

The star tied the knot with her TV producer other half in a lavish wedding reception at Graceland in Memphis last year.  

Happy days: The soap star, 44, announced the exciting news on her Instagram on Sunday and shared a sweet black and white snap cuddling her bundle of joy in the hospital

Happy days: The soap star, 44, announced the exciting news on her Instagram on Sunday and shared a sweet black and white snap cuddling her bundle of joy in the hospital

Last month Michelle and Kate celebrated the imminent arrival of their first child with a ‘mini baby shower’. 

The actress showed off her bump as she cosied up to her wife of one year at the celebrations. 

Writing in the caption the excited mum-to-be gushed that the couple were ‘counting down the weeks’ until the birth.   

Exciting: Last month Michelle Kate celebrated the imminent arrival of their first child with a 'mini baby shower'

Exciting: Last month Michelle Kate celebrated the imminent arrival of their first child with a ‘mini baby shower’ 

Celebrating: Writing in the caption Michelle gushed that the couple were 'counting down the weeks' until the birth

Celebrating: Writing in the caption Michelle gushed that the couple were ‘counting down the weeks’ until the birth

Michelle looked gorgeous in a print dress as she captioned the snap: ‘Counting down the weeks #minibabyshower #sociallydistanced #mummiestobe.’

Proud Kate, who is a producer on Emmerdale, lovingly rested a hand on her wife’s bump while the pair both wore ‘mummy-to-be’ sashes. 

One of Michelle’s followers guessed that the blue sashes may signal what gender the couple’s baby is, but the actress soon corrected the fan, telling her: ‘We don’t know what we are having,’ and adding in response to a further query about the blue sashes: ‘They were white, must be the light.’

Couple: In September Michelle marked her one year anniversary with Kate by sharing a snap of her growing baby bump

Couple: In September Michelle marked her one year anniversary with Kate by sharing a snap of her growing baby bump

In September Michelle marked her one year anniversary with Kate by sharing a snap of her growing baby bump. 

She took to social media and shared a snap of herself showing off her bump with Kate smiling alongside her.

Michelle also shared a throwback snap of the couple on their wedding day as she described Kate as her ‘soulmate’.

She wrote: ‘What a difference a year makes! Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to my soulmate, best friend and beautiful wife. 

‘Here’s to the next chapter Brooksy. We love you so much ❤️ #countingdowntheweeks’. 

Nuptials: The Emmerdale star tied the knot with her TV producer other half in a lavish wedding reception at Graceland in Memphis

Nuptials: The Emmerdale star tied the knot with her TV producer other half in a lavish wedding reception at Graceland in Memphis

She wrote: 'What a difference a year makes! Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to my soulmate, best friend and beautiful wife'

She wrote: ‘What a difference a year makes! Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to my soulmate, best friend and beautiful wife’

In April, the soap star confirmed her pregnancy in a sweet announcement shared on Instagram, in which she debuted her growing bump. 

Taking to Instagram, Michelle shared a photo of her and Kate posing together with their dog Fred.

The photo was captioned: ‘Fred’s big brother duties commence in October #babybrooks.’

The soap star and Kate first went public with their relationship in October 2018 and announced their engagement just two months later in December that same year.

Michelle confirmed the pair had wed on Instagram and told fans: ‘In over 100 degrees heat, on Tuesday 10th September, I became Mrs Brooks,’ adding the hashtags: ‘#graceland #chapelinthewoods #memphis #nextstopnashville.’ 

Michelle’s marriage to Kate is her second. She previously wed ex-wife Rosie Nicholl in 2015, after two years together.

They later announced they were divorcing in 2017.

At the time, Michelle had addressed her split with Rosie in interviews and admitted the former couple had ‘drifted apart.’

Sweet: The soap star and Kate first went public with their relationship in October 2018 and announced their engagement just two months later in December that same year

Sweet: The soap star and Kate first went public with their relationship in October 2018 and announced their engagement just two months later in December that same year 

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