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23rd Jul 2023

Gemma Atkinson reveals the adorable family name she’s given her son

Gemma Atkinson has shared the adorable name she chose for her newborn son, as well as the first pictures of the little tot.

The Hollyoaks star announced that she had given birth to her second child with Strictly pro dancer Gorka Marquez on July 19.

Welcoming a baby boy, the 38 year old has finally revealed his name – and it has an adorable family connection.

Sharing the sweetest snap of the baby in his crib fast asleep, Gemma wrote: “Thiago Thomas Marquez. Our family is complete.”

She continued to explain how the name was inspired by family.

She said: “Thiago is originally a Portuguese name (Gorkas mum is from Portugal).

“And Thomas was my dads middle name so there’s the mix of the two.”


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Gemma also revealed that herself and Gorka will be calling him the cutest nickname – Tio.

The Hollyoaks star confirmed her joyous news of her new arrival on Instagram this week.

She wrote: “Little man is here! He arrived safe and sound and he’s utterly wonderful…”

“Mia is already the mother hen we expected her to be,” the mum continued.

Gemma said her family is making the most of every moment together before her partner Gorka heads to Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals later this month.

“We’re all home together soaking up this lovely little bubble before Gorks has to leave for Strictly rehearsals next week.”

Gemma added, “Thank you for all the lovely well wishes.”

The mum-of-two gushed, “Our family is complete.”

Gemma and Gorka welcomed their daughter Mia, who is their first child, in the summer of 2019.

The pair met during the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing but were not paired together professionally. They reportedly grew close behind the scenes and quickly fell in love.

Gorka asked Gemma to marry him on Valentine’s Day in 2021.