Hollyoaks’ Claire Cooper gives birth and welcomes a baby boy with soap star husband Emmett J Scanlan

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HOLLYOAKS couple Claire Cooper and her husband Emmett J Scanlan have welcomed their first child together.

Emmett, 41, took to Twitter on Saturday night to announce his wife Claire, 39, has given birth to a baby boy.

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The Irish actor, who played Brendan Brady on Hollyoaks, wrote: “It’s a boy.”

Claire played Jacqui McQueen on the soap until 2013 and married Emmett in 2015.

He is already dad to a daughter named Kayla from a previous relationship.

Hollyoaks stars both past and present rushed to congratulate the couple.

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Jorgie Porter, who played Theresa McQueen, wrote: “Congratulations both of u xx xxxx.”

Hayley Tamaddon tweeted: “Oh emmett my love I’m so so happy for you both. Sending you lots of love.”

And Bronagh Waugh, who worked with Emmett on The Fall, wrote: “Ahhh bro!! HUGE Congratulations to you both!! Well done & Congratulations @CLAIREECOOPER you absolute Mumma! Ye did brilliant & he’s absolutely gorgeous! Xxxxx.”

Claire announced she was expecting a baby in May and told fans: “Feeling it all & so happy to share.

“I’ve been growing into a mama oh so quietly & discreetly, tip toeing a tightrope with the ebs & flows of pregnancy.

“Finding the seclusion exactly what I/we needed to captain the last seven months together, so much joy, so many belly laughs, so much belly, so much morning sickness & moments of fear.

“Experiencing this journey without too much noise around us … allowing ourselves to be fully immersed into this reality we hold, giving us the time to adjust & feel but REALLY FEEL – to stop & listen, cutting out the hot noise shaped by other experiences whether they be good or bad, it’s allowed our journey to be deeply intimate & intuitive…

“We now feel our little person kicking & limbering up! and now we sit looking at each other wide eyed smiling nervously at the wonder, beauty & weirdness of what we are right now & what’s to come…[sic]’

Claire won the coveted best actress gong at the British Soap Awards in 2013 for playing Jacqui and left the soap the same year.

 

Did you miss our previous article…
https://www.hellofaread.com/soap-opera/emmerdales-anna-nightingale-on-her-funky-monkey-mnemonic-and-sex-after-having-a-kid/

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