Celebaby: New Arrivals For Drew And Mary

2 October 2012

'Drew and Mary' - it sounds as though it should be a cheesy American sitcom, but it's not, it's actually Drew Barrymore and Mary Portas who have both welcomed their babies into the world.

Mary Portas (52) and her wife, Melanie Rickey (39) are the proud new mums of a baby conceived via IVF; details of birth weight, gender and name haven't been released yet, although Mary has been snapped by the press, looking a little tired, pushing her newborn in the push chair.  I've had a good look at the pictures and there isn't a hint of pink or blue to give the gender game away.

Drew Barrymore and her husband, Will Kopelman, have been more forthcoming with details of their new arrival - their baby girl arrived on Wednesday 26 September and have named her Olive.

The official statement said, "We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family," which is quite amazing considering Drew never officially confirmed her pregnancy, or indeed made any mention of it to the press at all!

There is some thought that inspiration for Olive's name came from an animated character Drew voiced-over in 1999 - 'Olive, the then Reindeer' - which told the tale of a Jack Russell who saved Christmas by replacing one of Santa's injured reindeer; I don't remember THAT at all, do you?

Whether or not that has anything to do with the naming of her daughter, who knows, what I do know is two more babies have arrived safely into the world and everyone here at PlayPennies sends everyone involved our heartiest congratulations!

TOPICS:   News and Recalls

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