Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page and her actor husband James Thornton have welcomed their third child into the world.
The actress, 38, gave birth to a ‘beautiful baby boy’, weighing 7lbs 3oz, on Tuesday morning, and the happy couple have named their new addition Noah Wilder Russell.
Welsh star Joanna and her spouse, 40, have been married since 2003 and are already proud parents to daughter Eva, three, and son Kit, 20 months.
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Happy news: Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page has welcomed her third child into the world with husband James Thornton
Announcing the latest addition to their family on Thursday morning via her Twitter page, Joanna wrote: ‘Our beautiful baby boy Noah Wilder Russell was born Tues the 13th at 8:51am, weighing 7pounds 3.
‘Welcome to our gang Noah! We love you xxx.’ (sic)
James also confirmed the happy news, writing on his Twitter page: ‘Christmas has come early for us! Baby number 3 is here! Our beautiful baby Noah arrived Tues 13th 8.51am 7lbs3. He is amazing X’ (sic)
Joanna and James announced the star’s pregnancy via Twitter in June.
The actress joked that morning sickness has been a ‘breeze’ compared to looking after her two children, Eva and Kit.
She wrote: ‘Some good news! We’ve got baby number 3 on the way!!!! … Morning sickness is a breeze when you’re already looking after a 3 and 1 year old! (sic)’
And then there were five: The actress, 38, gave birth to a ‘beautiful baby boy’, weighing 7lbs 3oz, on Tuesday, and the happy couple have named their new addition Noah Wilder Russell
Happy family: Welsh star Joanna and her actor spouse, 40, have been married since 2003 and are already proud parents to daughter Eva, three, and son Kit, 20 months
The best of gifts: Emmerdale star James, 40, said ‘Christmas has come early’ as he told his fans about the arrival of the couple’s third child
James wrote: ‘Great news! Baby number 3 is on the way! Gonna be shifting from man to man marking to more of a zonal system of child control! (sic)’
Joanna, who is best known for playing bubbly Welsh blonde Stacey in popular BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey, tied the knot with James in 2003, and the couple have been vocal about their desire to have a big family.
The actress has previously confessed that she is ‘addicted’ to adding to her brood.
She said: ‘James is one of four, so to him four is the norm. For me one is the norm, but I can see how people get addicted to having babies.
‘I would like to keep going and pop out as many as possible – I only wish I’d started having them at a younger age.’
It’s a breeze! The actress joked that morning sickness had been a ‘breeze’ compared to looking after her two children, Eva and Kit
Bumping along: Joanna and James announced the star’s pregnancy via Twitter in June
Joanna also admitted she is quite a strict parent and that she will turn the radio off if they hear explicit lyrics, as having Eva has made her more ‘responsible’.
She previously said: ‘So many more things are important because they learn from what they watch.
‘I know I sound like a really boring mum but every song you hear on the radio is about sex or not respecting yourself.
‘There might be a song that I love to sing myself but I can’t play it in front of Eva. She’s brought out my responsible side.’
Following the birth of her first child Eva, Joanna slammed the ‘ridiculous’ pressure on new mums to get back into shape after the birth.
Beautiful bump: Following the birth of her first child Eva, Joanna slammed the ‘ridiculous’ pressure on new mums to get back into shape after the birth
She explained: ‘I think it’s awful that women are expected to be a certain shape so soon after giving birth.
‘I really don’t understand that pressure. This idea that you should lose all the weight you’ve put on within six weeks of producing a child and have a washboard stomach?
‘It’s just ridiculous! At the moment it’s all about Eva rather than the way I look.’
Joanna and James both appeared in the 1999 TV drama David Copperfield.
The couple were re-introduced a year later by Joanna’s actress friend Maxine Peake, 42, who was appearing alongside James in the Royal National Theatre’s stage adaptation of The Cherry Orchard.
Talented: Joanna is best known for playing bubbly Welsh blonde Stacey in popular BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey