Supermodel Erin O'Connor announces birth of baby son Eddie

Erin O'Connor has given birth to a baby boy.

The English beauty took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the news that she and her long-term partner Stephen Gibson had welcomed a baby son Eddie.

Posting a black and white photo of newborn Eddie snuggled into her neck, the model wrote: 'We've stolen lots and lots of cuddles over the last few days so thought it was about time we shared our precious little Buddha with you.'

'Thank you for all of your lovely warm wishes and support. We are completely over the moon!'

The model was inundated with messages from fans who rushed to wish the happy family congratulations. One user very sweetly wrote: 'Oh Erin! What a treasure! Please plant a gentle welcome kiss from me on that sweet little head. Love to you and the family. Xx'

Another commented: 'Wow, amazing! How lucky you are to now have two beautiful babies! Enjoy every second! X'

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Eddie is the second arrival for Erin and Stephen, who also share four-year-old Bertie together.

The model then delighted fans by posting another picture, which shows her sitting on a hospital bed with her baby bump exposed. The snap is accompanied by the caption: 'Waiting for Eddie.'

The model made headlines in January during Couture Fashion Week in Paris, after choosing to walk in Schiaparelli's spring/summer 2019 couture show. She took to Instagram to share pictures of the occasion, revealing that it would be her 'last hurrah' before giving birth.

Erin kept news of her pregnancy fairly under wraps until November, when she revealed her baby bump at a party - which was the very same way she revealed she was expecting her elder son Bertie.

Speaking of her casual announcement at the time, the model revealed: 'Nobody knew. This is my first outing. It was a well kept secret. Thank God for all those winter coats. I just thought I'd come out with a bang.'

Freelance Lifestyle Writer

Niamh McCollum is a freelance lifestyle writer who has written for Future titles GoodTo and Marie Claire UK, plus the Irish Independent. The Dublin-based journalist specialises in stories 

affecting families - from health updates, to the freshest parenting debates and celebrity announcements.