Rhian Sugden says 'life's complete' after birth of first baby with Corrie star husband

Rhian Sugden's baby boy in a basket
Rhian Sugden announced she had given birth to a baby boy -Credit:Rhian Sugden

Model Rhian Sugden and her Coronation Street actor husband Oliver Mellor have welcomed their first child after a challenging journey with IVF. Rhian announced the happy news of the arrival of their baby son on social media.

The 37 year old shared the first picture of her adorable newborn on Instagram, captioning it: "All my boys! My life is complete!

"Baby Mellor born 25/04/24 weighing 8lb7. Name still pending."

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Fans rushed to share their congratulations. One wrote: "Massive, massive congratulations, Rhian. Life is complete."

A second commented: "Congratulations he’s beautiful." While a third said: "Congratulations. Completely submerge yourself I'm the baby bubble. Enjoy every moment x"

Rhian described this successful attempt as being their "eighth time lucky" after six years of struggling with fertility and undergoing IVF. She previously told the Mirror that tests revealed she had a low egg count and perimenopausal hormone levels and hadn't expected the last attempt to be successful following lots of heartbreak.

Speaking about her journey to motherhood, she told the publication: "I was told that I may never be a mum and I'm heartbroken. It's unlikely I would ever conceive naturally. It also means the odds of getting pregnant by IVF have gone down from 30 per cent to two per cent which was pretty devastating to hear."

Rhian and Oliver got married in a stunning seaside ceremony in Turkey in 2018.