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Rachel Riley: Countdown star opens up on parenting move in first photoshoot with baby girl


Countdown star Rachel Riley, 34, welcomed her first baby, daughter Maven, with her husband Pasha Kovalev, 40, back in December. The maths whizz announced the news of her daugther’s birth on her social media pages.

Today, the Channel 4 star shared a cute picture of herself holding their baby girl in their first photoshoot, which was all for a good cause.

Rachel beamed for the camera as Maven was adoringly placed on her chest.

In view of her 458,000 followers, she wrote: “The babe’s had her first official shoot! And it was for a very worthy cause.

“From Babies with Love donate 100% of their profit to orphaned and abandoned children.”

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Adding what she would love to teach her daughter, she added: “When she’s older I’m going to teach her about creating positive change in the world, for now.

“I’m trying my best, for my own little one and for children everywhere.

“From Babies with Love’s beautiful, organic baby clothes are such a heartwarming way to contribute.”

Many of her fans flocked to her post to gush about her adorable offering.

Since welcoming Maven last month, the former Strictly Come Dancing star has been sharing moments from her family life.

Following her daughter’s arrival, she told fans she gave birth in her bathroom, two weeks after Maven’s due date.

The maths expert cradled her cute tot alongside her husband Pasha on Instagram.

As part of a lengthy caption, she wrote: “2 weeks after we were expecting her this little one finally made an appearance!

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“Miss Maven (one who understands) Aria (lioness) Riley Kovaleva arrived on Sunday morning weighing in at 7lbs 4.

“After keeping us waiting she came so quickly we didn’t have a chance to get to the hospital and was born in our bathroom with our amazing doula and wonderful St Mary’s midwives rushing over to be with us in the nick of time!”

Rachel announced the news of her pregnancy in the form of a conundrum as she cradled her bump in front of the famous Countdown board back in May.

Following this, she tied the knot with Pasha in secret at a Las Vegas ceremony, before announcing the news on social media.



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