'A proud dad' Love Island's Jack Fincham has become a father
"Undoubtedly the best thing that has ever happened to me."
Love Island's Jack Fincham has become a father.
The former reality TV contestant shared the news via his Instagram account this morning, stating that he wanted to take a bit of time away from the public eye to prepare for this "new responsibility."
Jack, who won the 2018 series of Love Island with Dani Dyer, said that although he and the mother of his child are not together, they remain "great friends."
His new daughter's name is Blossom Fincham.
"I’m normally a very open book and share most of my life on my social media," he wrote. "This blessing I chose not to."
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"I’m just a normal geeza, who went on a tv show, which throws you straight into the public eye... which I will forever be grateful for.
"However I knew for myself I needed personal time and to keep this part of my life private to prepare for this new responsibility and part of me that will change my life forever."
Jack went on to say that becoming a father is "undoubtedly the best thing that has ever happened to me."
"It’s true what they say, the instant feeling of love and connection you have with your child is a feeling like no other," he said.
"I want to thank my family and friends for your continued support, also to my little girl's mother, who has been totally AMAZING throughout.
"Although we are not together we are great friends as we have been for many years and our priority is co-parenting our beautiful baby girl. Both mum and baby are doing great."
Jack split from ex Dani nine months ago.
He later said that they ended their relationship because they moved too fast once the show ended.
"If we had lived in Love Island forever, we’d have been fine," he said on Celebs Go Dating.
"We rushed it straight away, we moved in together. I did want to, but I wish we had waited. I let her rush me a little bit. We had a genuine connection in there and I think anyone can see that."
Dani, daughter of Danny Dyer, later rekindled her relationship with ex Sammy Kimmence. The pair are still together.