Joe Swash shares rare snap of teenage son Harry as fans are left stunned

Stacey Solomon with her husband Joe Swash, their three children and her two older sons
-Credit: (Image: Instagram)

Joe Swash has left his followers on social media gobsmacked as he posted a snap of his rarely-seen eldest son, Harry, with fans unable to believe how much he's grown.

The ex-EastEnders star, who is now hitched to Stacey Solomon, shares son Harry, 17, with former partner Emma Sophocleous, and the pair separated shortly after Harry's birth.

Currently, Harry is gaining work experience at Joe's agency YMU Entertainment, and his dad treated him to a meal at the celeb-favourite eatery, Sheesh in London.

The father-son duo posed for a photo outside the restaurant during Harry's lunch break, and the former soap star also shared a clip of them enjoying their meal inside, OK! reports.

However, fans were simply taken aback by how much Harry had grown, leading to a flurry of comments on Instagram. "Awww so nice to see Harry. Not seen him for ages. Soooo grown up," wrote one fan.

Joe shared pictures of a lunch trip to Sheesh with eldest son Harry -Credit:Instagram

Another chimed in: "Gosh I wouldn't have recognised him. He's gone from being a young boy to a young man! So tall too!" Someone else exclaimed: "You can see Rex in him so much, what a brilliant Father and Bonus dad you are!!"

"O.M.G he has grown-up into a handsome young man, you must be very proud. Good luck Harry," added another.

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Back in 2020, Joe candidly discussed how his relationship with Harry was impacted by his relationship with his ex, Emma. "With my first child, Harry, there was a period where mine and Harry's mum's relationship affected my relationship with him," he confessed on Dave Berry's Dadpod.

"I didn't get to see him for a period of time, so I missed out on quite a lot." The custody of Harry was later decided by a court verdict favouring shared parentage between Joe and Emma, with their relationship now stronger than ever.

"He's like my shadow, I love him, but there was a period where I just couldn't see this happening in the future," he revealed during the podcast.

In addition to Harry, Joe is also a proud father to Rex, Rose and Belle, with his wife Stacey Solomon. The family live in their lavish Essex home, dubbed 'Pickle Cottage.'

Joe has also proudly taken on the role of stepdad to Stacey‘s two sons from previous relationships, Zachary and Leighton.

Stacey and Joe initially crossed paths when she secured triumph in I'm A Celebrity back in 2010, while he served as the presenter for the accompanying programme. However, they didn't kindle a romantic bond until 2016, leading to their marriage half a decade after.

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