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15th Jul 2019

Congrats! EastEnders’ Lacey Turner has given birth to her first child

Actor Lacey Turner has given birth to her first child.

The EastEnders star and husband Matt Kay welcomed a baby girl last Friday, July 12, just a few weeks after celebrating the pregnancy with a baby shower.

OK! Online reports that the parents are “over the moon.”

Turner and Kay married in 2017 in Ibiza.

The pair first met when they were teenagers and have been trying to start a family for the past few years.

Turner, who is best known for playing Stacey Slater in the BBC soap, experienced two miscarriages before becoming pregnant with her daughter.

She said recently that she felt “so lucky” to be expecting for the third time.

“I can’t wait to nurture our baby – we’ve dreamed of having a family for so long,” she said ahead of the birth.

“When you’ve lost babies all you care about is the heartbeat – we’ve had about 12 scans.”

Turner told This Morning that she didn’t let herself get excited about the baby until she had passed her 20 week scan.

“I got to seven weeks and thought, ‘don’t get excited,’ then eight, nine, my family would say it was time and I told my mum not to talk about it,” she admitted.

“It wasn’t until I got to about 20 weeks and then I thought, ‘ooh, maybe we are going to have a baby.'”

Turner and Kay announced that they were expecting in February of this year.

The actor has yet to post about the birth on social media.