X-Factor’s Ray Quinn welcomes baby girl with fiancée Emily Ashleigh and reveals sweet name

Ray Quinn and his fiancée Emily Ashleigh have welcomed a baby girl

Ray Quinn attends the 2019 'TRIC Awards' held at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 12, 2019 in London, England.
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Former X-Factor contestant, Ray Quinn has welcomed a baby girl with fiancee Emily Ashleigh and revealed her sweet name in a new Instagram post.

Ray, who also shares a nine-year-old son Harry with ex-wife Emma Stephens, shared the lovely news in a joint post with Emily. The black and white picture features the couple’s hands both holding two polaroids - one of them cradling their newborn baby and the other, a solo shot of the little one, wrapped in a blanket.

The proud father used the caption to reveal their daughter's name, writing, “Summer Reign Quinn ☀️👑,” before adding, “Indulging in every special moment with Our beautiful, precious little baby GIRL! 💘.”

Fans were quick to flood the comments with well-wishes, one wrote, “Congratulations 💕 beautiful name too.”

While another commented, “Welcome to the world Summer big congratulations.”

Ray, who famously came in second place on X-Factor behind Leona Lewis in 2006 and went on to win both series nine of Dancing on Ice and the All-Star series, announced that Emily was expecting a baby in March. 

The pair, who got engaged in 2020, teased the news in a very special way, sharing a dramatic video on their Instagram feeds. 

The clip showed Emily wearing a long, white satin dress, meeting Ray on a stage in slow-motion, before the pair then danced together and then embraced, with Ray holding Emily’s stomach. They then showed the sonogram before the words ‘coming soon’ appeared. 

Since breaking the news, the pair have shared updates on designing the nursery and expressed their excitement over meeting their daughter. Ahead of the birth announcement, Ray said, “The countdown is on now 🙏🏼 Going to miss this perfect bump!! but daddy can’t wait to meet you.”

Congrats Ray and Emily!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.