Katie Piper has given birth to a baby girl.
The proud new Mum has given an interview with Hello! magazine, in which she said:
‘To have had my own life saved in hospital and then to be there giving life to this precious little person, I thought, 'This is why, this is what it's all about'."
Katie says motherhood has given her ‘true fulfilment’ and announced that her daughter's name is Belle Elizabeth.
The Daily Mail reports:
"Katie, whose baby Belle Elizabeth was born by Caesarean on March 14, went on: ‘People used to say to me, 'It's a love like no other,' and I understand that now. She's so precious and I just feel so incredibly blessed to have her. She's our world.’"
"The former model - who has found love with carpenter boyfriend James - had been unsure whether she would ever be able to conceive after her medical dramas."
"She said: ‘I already felt grateful that, after the attack, I'd managed to restore a life, have a job, friends, a social life, and I thought, 'You can't expect to have everything, this is enough'."
"Then, to meet and fall in love with James, a man I knew I wanted to have a baby with and who makes me so happy, and now to have Belle - it's just amazing.""‘Most of all I want her to be happy. I thought I knew, after all that happened to me, what happiness meant, but having Belle has shown me what true fulfilment is.’"
"I am delighted to tell you that our daughter Belle Elizabeth was born today! Overwhelmed with happiness. We can’t wait to get to know her!"
"Me and my girl Belle Elizabeth. My daughter, my happy ending- my everything, love you x"