CBBC star Greg Jenner and his wife have welcomed a baby girl, following 10 years of miscarriages and failed IVF treatments.
In a very honest Twitter update, Greg Jenner told followers about the struggles his wife, who is not publicly known, and himself have faced trying to conceive a child.
His update features a thread detailing the heartache the couple have faced, starting with ‘two years of nothing’ then ‘two miscarriages’.
But the thread has a very happy ending, as Greg shared the first photograph of himself and his daughter, where he looks absolutely thrilled to finally be holding her.
In a heart-warming update, he wrote: ‘And on Thursday night, thanks to my wife’s incredible courage — and the kind support of friends, family & medical staff — and, after 15 years together, and 5 years of pain, we finally held our baby. She’s called Esmé, she has a ridiculous amount of hair, and she’s amazing 🥰’.
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Later on in the thread, Greg explains that he wanted to share his experience with others due to a lack of awareness about infertility (opens in new tab). He wrote: ‘I’m sharing this story because infertility is an agony often felt in private.
‘People rarely knew how to talk to us. It sometimes made me angry there wasn’t more awareness. But I get why that is because I kept it hidden. I was scared. And I still don’t want to talk about it now.’
Many people took to the comments to congratulate the couple on the birth of baby Esmé. Screenwriter Sarah Phelps wrote: ‘Oh, Greg!! this is absolutely wonderful! Congratulations and welcome to the world, Esme!’
GBBO host and comedian Sue Perkins added: ‘What an absolute beauty. I'm so delighted for you both xxx’.
TV presenter Julia Bradbury opened up in her response, writing: 'Congratulations from another stranger. I've been through some of that, so I know a little of that joy you are feeling holding your baby for the first few days, thinking it would never happen'
Huge congratulations to Greg Jenner and his wife!
Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer for What's on TV, Goodto.com, and Woman&Home. After finishing her degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University she moved to London to begin her career. She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases.
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