Lydia Bright has given birth to her first child – a little baby girl.
The former TOWIE star, 30, welcomed her tiny daughter weeks after excitedly packing her hospital bags, alongside her pregnant best friend Lucy Mecklenburgh.
Lydia confirmed the happy news to Hello! Magazine.
She said: “My darling girl has arrived. I am so overwhelmed with love, she is absolutely perfect.”
It came after her final red carpet appearance at last month’s National Television Awards, where she posed with her enormous bump in a beautiful soft grey ruffled dress.
With her blonde locks piled on top of her head and cascading down in soft waves, Lydia glowed as she placed her hand on her stomach and posed with Jessica Wright and Vicky Pattison.
Lydia is set to co-parent her baby – who she nicknamed Dinky throughout her pregnancy – with ex-boyfriend Lee Cronin, after their split last year.
The couple’s rollercoaster relationship came to an unexpected end shortly after she fell pregnant – something she admitted she wasn’t expecting.
“It’s been so hard keeping this a secret,” she told Hello! magazine.
“I’ve done so much travelling, I’ve done all my partying holidays, I’m where I want to be in terms of my life, financially and career-wise. It just feels like the right time for it all to happen for me.
“I’ve always wanted the fairytale. And it’s obviously not worked out exactly how I wanted.”
While Lydia didn’t go into detail about why things with Lee never worked out, she did add that she couldn’t “beg somebody to be with me, and I can’t beg somebody to love me”.
“I know this baby will be the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
She and Lucy Meck have been sharing everything about their pregnancies together, having found out early on that their due dates were just five days apart.
The glamorous BFFs escaped to Wales for a glamorous spa weekend at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport last month, to celebrate Lydia’s big 3-0.
And Lydia joined Lucy earlier this month to celebrate her bestie’s baby shower in London, where Lucy’s fiance Ryan Thomas and Lydia’s mum Debbie Bright partied with other pals.
Earlier this year, Lydia had vowed to have Debbie at her side when she went into labour, branding ex Lee “useless” as a birthing partner after a three-hour antenatal class.
“I feel like Lee’s going to be useless. When they were giving the presentation [at the antenatal class], they were like ‘This is what you’ve got to do, this is what the dad’s have to do, massage the back’,” she recalled on her family’s podcast, Meet The Brights.
“She was like, ‘Let’s do an exercise. You, stand up. Lee, stand up, if she’s in pain, where would you massage if she’s about to give birth?’ He went like that, at the top of my back. She was like ‘The baby’s not there is it. Where’s the baby?’ He was like ‘It’s there.’
“So she was like ‘So where would you massage?’ And he was like ‘I don’t understand. Is it a trick question?’ Poor Lee. At least he’s learning.
“The woman was saying you need words of encouragement from your birthing partners. I thought. ‘Can you imagine Lee doing that? He would freak. There’s no way he’s doing that. They’re useless.'”
Lydia moved back in with her nan while her home was being renovated in preparation for her due date.
Huge congratulations to Lydia!