Jack Fincham has revealed the name of his daughter’s mother and shared adorable videos of the newborn, after announcing the birth of his first child on Saturday.
The Love Island star, 28, said his baby daughter’s mum is health compliance officer Casey Ranger, 29, who he has been pals with for 10 years, reports the Sun.
He added that the pair shared a ‘whirlwind romance’ weeks after his split from Dani Dyer and although things ‘didn’t work out romantically’ they will co-parent their child, Blossom Fincham.
New dad! Jack Fincham, 28, has revealed the mother of his baby daughter Blossom is health compliance officer Casey Ranger who he has been pals with for 10 years
Jack told the Sun: ‘Myself and Casey got together when we were both single.
‘It was a whirlwind romance and shortly after had the amazing news that she was expecting which we were both over the moon about.
‘It didn’t work out romantically for us, however as I’ve said previously we are still great friends and have been for around 10 years.’
MailOnline has contacted Jack’s representative for comment.
On Saturday evening doting parent Jack shared several clips of him cradling his little girl, and saying she was already ‘just like her dad’.
In the sweet Instagram Story Jack smiled as he said ‘look, she knows all about hair styles’ before panning the camera round to show Blossom’s dark locks.
Co-parenting: Jack said he and Casey (pictured) shared a ‘whirlwind romance’ weeks after his split from Dani Dyer and will co-parent baby Blossom
Doting dad: Jack joked that Blossom already ‘knows all about hair styles’ in an Instagram Story video showing them both with lots of dark locks
He then hilariously added ‘just like her dad’ and flicked his fringe, showing the duo both had similar hair despite Blossom only being a day old.
Other videos showed Jack marveling at his daughter’s tiny hands compared to his own while she lay on what looked like a mat.
Jack took to Instagram on Saturday morning to reveal he now shares a daughter with his ‘friend of many years’ Casey, who he is not in a relationship with.
Jack described the arrival as the ‘best thing to ever happen to him’ as he shared the sweet news.
Adorable: Jack marveled at his daughter’s tiny hands compared to his own while she lay down
Wow! Jack, 28, took to Instagram on Saturday morning to reveal he now shares a daughter with a ‘friend of many years’ who he is not in a relationship with
The pen salesman shared an adorable picture of himself gazing at the newborn, who was wrapped up in his arms wearing a white baby grow and pink blanket.
Jack admitted that this was news he wanted to keep to himself for a while in order to come to terms with how his life will drastically change.
Alongside the image, he wrote: ‘I’m normally a very open book and share most of my life on my social media. This blessing I chose not to. I’m just a normal geeza, who went on a tv show, which throws you straight into the public eye…which I will forever be grateful for.
Proud uncle: Jack’s brother Oliver also shared a snap of him holding his tiny newborn niece
Defiant: Dani Dyer, who broke up with Jack nine months ago, broke her social media silence after her ex announced he has welcomed his first child with Casey on Saturday
‘However I knew for myself I needed personal time and to keep this part of my life private to prepare for this new responsibility and part of me that will change my life forever.’
He sweetly added: ‘This is undoubtedly the best thing that has ever happened to me and it’s true what they say, the instant feeling of love and connection you have with your child is a feeling like no other.
Jack went on to thank those closest to him for their support, including his daughter’s mother Casey, adding: ‘I want to thank my family and friends for your continued support, also to my little girls mother, who has been totally AMAZING throughout.
He clarified that although he is not in a romantic relationship with Casey they will endeavour to put their child first and co-parent.
Former flame: Jack, who was previously in a relationship with Dani (pictured), has described the arrival as the ‘best thing to ever happen to him’ as he shared the sweet news
Jack said: ‘Although we are not together we are great friends as we have been for many years and our priority is co-parenting our beautiful baby girl.
Jack added: ‘Both mum and baby are doing great. I am now a proud dad to a healthy baby girl Blossom Fincham born 8lb 2oz on 24th January 2020.’
And despite being ‘knackered’, new parents Jack and Casey are said to be ‘loving every second of this adventure’, reports the Sun.
It is thought new mum Casey used to work as a beauty adviser for Selfridges and is now employed by a nursing agency, which works with the NHS and private sector.
The news came 10 months after Jack split from his ex-girlfriend Dani, 22, who he was crowned champion of Love Island 2018 with.
And on Saturday Dani revealed she wasn’t told about her ex-boyfriend’s baby news ahead of him sharing in on Instagram.
The Love Island star, 24, appeared on Rylan Clarke’s BBC R2 show to discuss her book, where she was quizzed about her former flames shock news.
Co-parenting: He clarified that although he is not in a romantic relationship with the mother of his child they will endeavour to put their child first and co-parent
Dani revealed the announcement is just as much of a surprise to her as anyone, as she admitted she found out through the press and had no prior knowledge.
Introducing Dani to the show, Rylan told listeners that they had both ‘just found out’ about Jack’s announcement.
When Rylan asked Dani if she knew before, she said: ‘No of course not! No news! When everyone else found out, I found out’
The radio presenter then gave the reality star a chance to offer her congratulations, to which she sweetly said: ‘Everyone loves a baby, congratulations!’
Just before the interview, Dani broke her social media silence as she shared a glamorous selfie hours after her former flame posted the news on his own page.
Dani and Jack split in March last year following almost a year together, after they were crowned champions of the 2018 series of ITV2 dating show Love Island.
The pair’s relationship lasted less than a year with Jack confirming the end of their romance in March 2019.
In an Instagram post, Jack wrote: ‘There is no easy way to say this and it isn’t going to be an easy time but me an Dani are not in a relationship anymore.
‘We will always care a lot for each other and have love for each other and I mean that from the bottom of my heart and I wish her nothing but happiness.
Loved-up: Weeks after their split, Dani was pictured snogging boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, who she dated prior to her relationship with Jack and reunited with after
‘We have some amazing memories together and have been through a lot but sometimes things aren’t meant to be and we really did try to make it work but it unfortunately didn’t and that is life.’
‘That’s all I have to say, a break up is hard enough as it is for both of us let alone in the public eye so I hope everyone is considerate and understands this. X.’
Weeks after their split, Dani was pictured snogging boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, who she dated prior to her relationship with Jack and reunited with after.
Awks! In August 2019 Jack confessed that he doesn’t know if he’s ever been in love, despite dating Dani for nearly a year