Michael Sheen shares first picture of his newborn daughter in sweet post

Michael Sheen
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Actor Michael Sheen took to Twitter yesterday to share an utterly adorable post as he introduced his newborn daughter to the world.

The 50-year-old welsh film star and his 25-year-old Swedish actress Anna Lundberg welcomed the little one, named Lyra, last Monday (23rd September).

And almost a week later, Michael uploaded a sweet snapshot as he carried Lyra out of the hospital.

Captioning the cute image, he wrote: ‘Happy to say that at 8:41 am on Monday September 23rd our beautiful daughter Lyra was born. Thank you so much to Louise & all the brilliant midwives at both the Singleton and NeathPortTalbot hospitals. ❤👶🏴 🇸🇪😍.’

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Plenty of Michael’s followers made sure to send well wishes his way, with one fan commenting: ‘OMG MICHAEL IM SO HAPPY, CAN’T IMAGINE HOW HAPPY YOU ARE CONGRATULATIONS❤️❤️❤️ I like the name you picked up for her btw. Lyra? Like a constellation? That’s beautiful✨.’

While a second chipped in: ‘OH MY DEAR GOD CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! all the three of you are so so so loved💖💖💖,’ and a third added: ‘Look how cute you are with your bundle of cuteness and your backpack. Congratulations!’

Michael Sheen

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Thanking his supporters for their kind words, Michael later penned: ‘On behalf of Anna and myself thanks to everyone for your lovely messages of congratulations. It’s been a wonderful, bleary-eyed week full of love and kindness and extraordinary poo. #NotReferringToMyself.’

Michael and Anna first went public with their relationship back in May and announced the news of Anna’s pregnancy two months later.

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Taking to social media to break the happy news, Michael said: ‘Very happy to let everyone know that my partner Anna and I are expecting a little angel of our own. (Just to be clear – we’re having a baby!)'

Michael already shares 20-year-old daughter, Lily Mo, with his ex wife, Kate Beckinsale, 46.

The pair were together between 1995 and 2003, before splitting and remaining friends to co-parent Lily Mo.