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Stacey Solomon has given birth to her fourth child.

The Loose Women star, 32, welcomed her first daughter with fiancé Joe Swash, 39, on Monday when she was celebrating her birthday.

Taking to her Instagram Story on Tuesday evening she posted a picture of a pink blanket and wrote: ‘So to my family on here. Yesterday I got the best birthday present I could have wished for.’ 

Exciting: Stacey Solomon has given birth to her fourth child (pictured last week) 

Stacey already shares son Rex, two, with Joe, as well as Zachary, 13, and nine-year-old Leighton from previous relationships. 

Stacey and Joe revealed they were expecting their second child together back in June. 

It comes after on Monday Stacey sparked speculation that she had secretly given birth on her birthday following her uncharacteristic absence on social media.

Though millions didn’t have access to social media due to the catastrophic worldwide outage, fans predicted that she could have already gone into labour as she failed to make an appearance once services resumed on Monday evening.

Yay! The Loose Women star, 32, welcomed her first daughter with fiancé Joe Swash , 39, on Monday when she was celebrating her birthday

Yay! The Loose Women star, 32, welcomed her first daughter with fiancé Joe Swash , 39, on Monday when she was celebrating her birthday

Happy! Stacey and Joe revealed they were expecting their second child together back in June (pictured together during their gender reveal)

Happy! Stacey and Joe revealed they were expecting their second child together back in June (pictured together during their gender reveal)

Taking to Twitter, the main social media platform still working at the time, fans started speculating about Stacey giving birth as she hadn’t been active on social media since earlier that morning. 

One questioned: ‘What if Stacey Solomon goes into labour!!!!’ 

Instagram is down, I need the updates, are you in labour? I can’t cope!’ remarked another.

A third tweeted: ‘Facebook and Instagram are down and all I can think is has Stacey Solomon gone into labour.’

Birthday girl: It comes after on Monday Stacey sparked speculation that she had secretly given birth on her birthday following her uncharacteristic absence on social media

Birthday girl: It comes after on Monday Stacey sparked speculation that she had secretly given birth on her birthday following her uncharacteristic absence on social media

‘By the time I get back on the gram Stacey Solomon’s daughter will be swimming in their pool’ commented a fourth.

‘Come on #instagramdown #instadown I need to know if #staceysolomon is in labour!’ said a fifth.

With another adding: ‘The one thing about that sucks about Insta and Facebook being down, is that we can’t get baby updates from Stacey.’

Stacey made an appearance on Instagram on Monday morning as she documented her 32nd birthday with her family.

Questions: Taking to Twitter, the main social media platform still working at the time, fans started speculating about Stacey giving birth as she hadn't been active on social media since earlier that morning

Questions: Taking to Twitter, the main social media platform still working at the time, fans started speculating about Stacey giving birth as she hadn’t been active on social media since earlier that morning

She was treated to a delicious cake with candles in bed while surrounded by sons Leighton, Zachary and Rex, as well as partner Joe.

Captioning the clips, she penned: ‘Had a lovely morning with these three in bed.

‘We had to do the birthday candles about nine times for Rex. He loved blowing out my candles.’

She continued: ‘Then we sat and ate cake in bed and I’m already regretting the crumbs and cream situation. 

Lovely: Stacey made an appearance on Instagram on Monday morning as she documented her 32nd birthday with her family

Lovely: Stacey made an appearance on Instagram on Monday morning as she documented her 32nd birthday with her family

Happy birthday: The star was treated to a delicious cake with candles in bed while surrounded by sons Leighton, Zachary and Rex, as well as partner Joe

Happy birthday: The star was treated to a delicious cake with candles in bed while surrounded by sons Leighton, Zachary and Rex, as well as partner Joe

So cute! The pregnant TV star had a lovely start to her day, but has been quiet on social since then

So cute! The pregnant TV star had a lovely start to her day, but has been quiet on social since then

‘Joe did the school run, so now it’s just me, Rex and my cake. Happy Monday.’

Stacey was later seen some hours later on her sister Jemma’s Instagram page, with the former X Factor star and her sibling enjoying some time at a pumpkin patch with their young children. 

However, since Instagram began working once again later that day, Stacey – who is a frequent user – failed to share a post, setting tongues wagging that she had indeed gone into labour. 

It came after Stacey took to her Instagram story on Wednesday to share that her pregnancy has lasted for longer than anticipated and that she is unlikely to have another.

There she is! Stacey was later seen some hours later on her sister Jemma's Instagram page, with the former X Factor star and her sibling enjoying some time at a pumpkin patch with their young children

There she is! Stacey was later seen some hours later on her sister Jemma’s Instagram page, with the former X Factor star and her sibling enjoying some time at a pumpkin patch with their young children

Snuggled up in bed in a set of comfy white pajamas, the singer revealed she is in disbelief that she hasn’t given birth to her baby daughter, but is making the most of every second because she’s ‘not gonna do it again’.

The Loose Women panelist giddily began, ‘I’m in bed and it’s only half nine but I just can’t stay up anymore.

‘I was just laying here thinking, ‘I can’t believe I’m still pregnant, I really thought I would have had her by now.’ 

‘But actually this is the first time I’ve been pregnant and not wished the end away.

‘I know I’m not gonna do it again so I’m just trying to hold onto every second. But I was also thinking, ‘I’ve got to get her here now. I’ve got to push her out.’

'I can't believe I'm still pregnant': It came after Stacey took to her Instagram story on Wednesday to share that her pregnancy has lasted for longer than anticipated and that she is unlikely to have another

‘I can’t believe I’m still pregnant’: It came after Stacey took to her Instagram story on Wednesday to share that her pregnancy has lasted for longer than anticipated and that she is unlikely to have another

Beaming: Snuggled up in bed in a set of comfy white pajamas, the singer revealed she is making the most of every second because she's 'not gonna do it again'

Worried: Joking that she had been in denial about the final hurdle over the past nine months, Stacey said she hoped her fourth round of labour wouldn't be so painful

Beaming: Snuggled up in bed in a set of comfy white pajamas, the singer revealed she is making the most of every second because she’s ‘not gonna do it again’

Joking that she had been in denial about the final hurdle over the past nine months, Stacey said she hoped her fourth round of labour wouldn’t be so painful.

‘Hopefully I’ll just sneeze her out or a quick [coughs] mazel tov. But I know it’s gonna be horrendous. I know it’s not bad for everyone but I don’t love labour if I’m honest.

‘I think it really hurts,’ she admitted before bursting into a fit of giggles.

Lovely: She's a doting mum to sons Zachary, 13, (far left) and Leighton, nine, (far right) from previous relationships, and Rex, two, (centre) who she shares with Joe (centre)

Lovely: She’s a doting mum to sons Zachary, 13, (far left) and Leighton, nine, (far right) from previous relationships, and Rex, two, (centre) who she shares with Joe (centre)

Stacey announced that she was pregnant with her first daughter back in July. 

She shared the happy news with her fans in a sweet gender reveal picture after having an ’emotional’ ultrasound scan alongside her fiancé Joe.

Stacey looked radiant in a pink dress as she sat on her beau’s knee while posing next to pink balloons.  

She wrote in the caption: ‘Baby Girl! I can not believe I’m writing this… We are growing a little baby girl. 

Cute: Stacey announced that she was pregnant with her first daughter back in July

Cute: Stacey announced that she was pregnant with her first daughter back in July

Yay! She wrote in the caption: 'Baby Girl! I can not believe I’m writing this… We are growing a little baby girl

Yay! She wrote in the caption: ‘Baby Girl! I can not believe I’m writing this… We are growing a little baby girl

‘To our darling boys, you are the best big brothers anyone could wish for and you’re little sister is the luckiest girl in the world to have you all by her side. I honestly have no words…

‘Mummy Daddy and ALL of your big brothers can not wait to meet you little one… We love you so so much already darling girl.’

Stacey looked happy and healthy as she beamed in the picture while Joe cradled her blossoming baby bump. 

She looked beautiful in the chiffon pink dress which had a plunging neckline and was cinched in at the waist to show off her changing shape. 

Baby joy: Stacey revealed that she was expecting her second child with Joe on on June 9, sharing a moving video montage documenting their road to pregnancy, which saw the couple make several attempts to welcome 'another pickle' into their lives

Baby joy: Stacey revealed that she was expecting her second child with Joe on on June 9, sharing a moving video montage documenting their road to pregnancy, which saw the couple make several attempts to welcome ‘another pickle’ into their lives

Stacey wore her raven tresses in a half up half down style and opted for natural makeup as she posed with Joe who wore a pink T-shirt and black baseball cap. 

A second snap showed her children holding a sign which read: ‘What on earth is a sister? Baby girl coming soon!’ 

Stacey revealed that she was expecting her second child with Joe on June 9.

She took to Instagram to reveal the exciting news, sharing a family snap as well as a moving video montage documenting their road to pregnancy, which saw the couple make several attempts to welcome ‘another pickle’ into their lives.

Stacey also revealed that she and Joe had suffered devastating miscarriages before finally getting pregnant again.   

Sharing a group photo of the family congregated around their newly-painted wendy house, Stacey beamed with joy as her son Leighton delightedly held up her ultra scan photo.

Captioning the snap, she penned: ‘We are growing another pickle. We’ve never felt so grateful… I have no words. 

‘We didn’t think we would get the chance. We love you all to the moon and back. Lots of love From Me, Joe, Harry, Zach, Leighton, Rex, and our little pickle.’ 

Then taking to her stories, Stacey shared a video montage, which started with her hinting at some big news for her fans, writing: ‘Sorry I have been so quiet but we have something we are so excited to share with you I feel so nervous for so many reasons.’

So sad: Stacey also revealed that she and Joe had suffered devastating miscarriages before finally getting pregnant again

So sad: Stacey also revealed that she and Joe had suffered devastating miscarriages before finally getting pregnant again

She then uploaded a black and white video showing a negative pregnancy test alongside a floral bear arrangement as she wrote: ‘For a really long time we’ve been trying for another pickle. It didn’t work out and this was our news quite a few times. 

‘We decided we were so lucky already to have our boys. It is our biggest privilege in life and we are so grateful to be parents so we stopped trying and counted ourselves so so so blessed already.’

The slide then changed to a medical letter which confirmed that the former X Factor contestant had miscarried a child at six weeks.  

Another monochrome image showed Stacey and Joe holding hands, with the image giving a glimpse of the heartbreaking pain they must’ve endured. 

Another pickle pending: Captioning the snap, she penned: 'We are growing another pickle. We’ve never felt so grateful... I have no words.

Another pickle pending: Captioning the snap, she penned: ‘We are growing another pickle. We’ve never felt so grateful… I have no words.

Stacey continued: ‘For a while now I’ve felt so yuck and even though I thought about what it felt like I didn’t even want to go and check at first because well, just because you know (I don’t like to write it). 

‘But yesterday we went to check what was going on. And we were so grateful to hear an extra heartbeat in my tummy. We honestly couldn’t believe it.’

Sharing a clip of her ultrasound on a screen, the TV star went on: ‘So we told the boys and we’ve spent yesterday and today finishing the wendy house, ready to welcome a new pickle into our lives Boys we are so so so excited for you all.’  

She concluded: ‘You’re already the most incredible brothers we ever could have imagined raising.’ 

So much love: 'We can not wait to open our hearts even more and watch you open yours and see them grow even bigger to fit all of the love...'

So much love: ‘We can not wait to open our hearts even more and watch you open yours and see them grow even bigger to fit all of the love…’

The heartwarming montage then saw Stacey’s boys excitedly painting their wendy house as they prepared to welcome the new addition to their home.   

The sweet video, set to a cover of Elvis’ hit Can’t Help Falling In Love, also saw the family construct a picnic bench, with everyone adding their handprints to the bench in purple paint. 

Sharing a video of her labelling the hand prints, she wrote over the top: ‘Dear Harry, Leighton, Zachary and Rex… you fill our hearts so so so much they’re bursting…’       

One of her followers took the time to thank her for being so open and honest about her struggles with falling pregnant.

The fan wrote: ‘Thank you for sharing about your previous loses. I’ve been through it too and you’re giving me hope.’  

Stacey replied: ‘So many of you messaging this.. It’s so comforting in one way because knowing so many people have had similar experiences somehow makes you feel less alone… 

‘But it’s also sad because, you know that nothing you say or do will take away from how exhausting and heartbreaking those experiences are.

‘Thinking of you all and I’m feeling so so grateful.’ 

‘We can not wait to open our hearts even more and watch you open yours and see them grow even bigger to fit all of the love…’ 

The Tap To Tidy author then shared a preview of her grid post, in which she admitted she felt ‘nervous’ and ‘excited’ about her baby news.  

Glowing: Stacey shared several glowing pictures to her Instagram during her pregnancy

Glowing: Stacey shared several glowing pictures to her Instagram during her pregnancy

She wrote: ‘We love you all so so much. I don’t have many words right now, I feel so nervous and excited and happy and scared all at once… 

‘But what I do know is that we love you all to the moon and back. Lots of love from Me, Joe, Harry, Zachary, Leighton, Rex and…’ 

The star then later shared a sweet snap of her eldest boy Zachary gently holding her stomach as they cuddled up with pet dogs Theo and Peanut.

Alongside the black and white image, she wrote: ‘I am sobbing reading your messages. Me, Zachy, Joe and Peanut are watching the end of a film and then I’ll try to reply to your beautiful messages.  

‘Peanut and Theo definitely knew before me. Love you all so much.’  

The loved-up pair met on the set for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! when the artist was crowned Queen of the Jungle and the former EastEnders star hosted spin-off series Extra Camp in 2010, a year after he took home the title.

The duo confirmed their relationship in January 2016, with the auburn-haired beauty stating at the time: ‘It’s going really well… we’re having fun, spending time together and getting to know each other.’

They announced they were expecting their first child together in February 2019, and welcomed baby Rex three months later.

If you have been affected by this story, contact Tommy’s, a miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth charity, at mailbox@tommys.org or call 0800 0147 800 

Sweet: The loved-up pair met on the set for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! when the artist was crowned Queen of the Jungle

Sweet: The loved-up pair met on the set for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! when the artist was crowned Queen of the Jungle

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