UPDATED: TUESDAY 15TH JUNE
Katherine Ryan gave birth to her second child earlier this week, just two weeks after announcing her pregnancy — and her partner Bobby Koostra has now revealed the baby's name.
Uploading a picture of the newborn to Instagram, Koostra revealed that the couple had welcomed a baby boy called Frederick to the world on Monday (14th June), joking that the comedian and podcast host has the 'reproductive organs of a finely tuned sportscar,' having given birth in just three hours.
Earlier this week, Ryan announced the birth in typical low-key fashion, with a brief snap on her Instagram Stories, joking, 'I have a really good reason why yesterday's podcast is late.'
Thirty-seven-year-old Katherine, who's a comedian and hosts the Telling Everybody Everything podcast, only announced the news of her surprise pregnancy back in May during a live recording, but refused to share details of her due date, to avoid comparisons to other mothers-to-be and questions about her bump size.
The star already has 11-year-old daughter Violet from a previous relationship and entered into a civil partnership with childhood sweetheart Kootstra in 2019, after the pair rekindled their romance following 20 years apart.
During an exclusive interview with Red earlier this year, she revealed that the pair had been spending lots of quality time together during lockdown and although it's certainly 'not what you expect your first year of marriage to be,' she couldn't think of anyone better to be stuck at home with than her newlywed.
'We've certainly filled in the 20 year gaps. I know every story that I've missed, every anecdote...' she said.
Katherine also revealed last year that she'd previously suffered a miscarriage, admitting Laura Whitmore's Castaway podcast that she felt 'embarrassed and shameful' about getting her hopes up about the pregnancy and 'getting excited before the loss.'
'I'm 36, I thought I was very well-versed on women's issues,' she told the Love Island presenter. 'I genuinely didn't know that a miscarriage can happen in this way.'
Despite feeling 'vulnerable' after sharing such personal news, the comedian hoped that by speaking out about her story, it might help others who've gone through the same experience.
If you're looking for support or more information about premature births, stillbirths or miscarriage, Tommy's have a free helpline 0800 0147 800 (open 9 - 5, Monday to Friday). There's also a Facebook group.
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