Stacey Solomon baby: Joe Swash reveals gender of newborn in adorable Instagram post

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Stacey Solomon crying 'happy tears' as she breaks silence after birth of newborn son with Joe Swash

Stacey Solomon crying 'happy tears' as she breaks silence after birth of newborn son with Joe Swash

Joe Swash has revealed he and Stacey Solomon have welcomed a baby boy together.

Solomon gave birth on Thursday morning, “a lot earlier than planned,” but kept their child’s gender a secret on announcing the news.

Swash has now confirmed they are parents to a son, after he posted a black and white snap of himself kissing his newborn’s feet.

“Good morning son,” he captioned the shot with a line of kisses.

Fans were overjoyed to have the gender disclosed after hours of begging to know whether they had welcomed a girl or a boy, with some posting demanding comments.

The new arrival is Solomon’s third son and Swash’s second. The Loose Women presenter is already a mum to Zachary, 10, and Leighton, six, while Swash has son Harry with his ex Emma Sophocleous.

Swash announced the birth with a touching Instagram tribute on Thursday evening in which he described Solomon as a “super human” who has left him “forever in awe”.

Alongside a picture of a tired Solomon cradling their son, he wrote: “This morning. A lot earlier than planned I watched the love of my life, bring a new life into the world. We are overwhelmed, overjoyed and apprehensive of what’s to come. Mummy and baby are well and resting. We are so grateful for all of the love, support and positivity we’ve received over the last 8 months.”

He continued: “I’m lost for words to describe how I’m feeling. So for now, I’m going to spend the next few days and the rest of my life falling more in love with these two humans. I didn’t think it possible but, today I witnessed the impossible. My partner, My love, my life, you are a super human. I am forever in awe. Joe X.”

Swash, who has been dating Solomon for nearly three years, later left fans in tears after he shared a black and white snap of his son squeezing his thumb.

The former EastEnders star recently revealed he “didn’t have a choice” in what his newborn will be called because one of Solomon’s sons has already picked the moniker.

“There is no point in fighting it,” he told The Sun. “Don't stress and you'll make yourself a lot happier. I do like the name. One of her kids chose it. I can't say more. If I give away what we are having I will have to sleep at my mums.”