British actress Claire Sweeney has given birth to her first child - a baby boy - and in an exclusive magazine interview the new mum has also shared the happy news that she has been reunited with her baby's father, Daniel Reilly. The couple have named their son Jaxon.
OK! magazine reports:
In their beautiful warehouse-style home in Liverpool, the new parents gushed that having a son "changed everything" in an exclusive interview with OK! magazine.
"Daniel took me to hospital at 11am on the Monday, I went into the operating theatre at 1am and he stayed by my side through it all," the 43-year-old said.
Claire discovered that she was pregnant within a few weeks of the couple calling off their engagement at the beginning of last year. But the couple say that becoming parents rekindled their relationship, making them feel "much closer" and "like a team".
Claire told the magazine:
"I finally feel like everything is coming together, my relationship, my beautiful baby boy, everything is good, I feel so blessed."
Of course, new parenthood doesn't always have that effect on a relationship but if your experience mirrored Claire and Daniel's, we'd love to hear about it. You hear so much about the strain that a new baby can place on a relationship - it's refreshing to hear that having a child together can also cement a relationship and strengthen the bonds between a couple when they become 'mum' and 'dad'...