Hannah Tointon has welcomed her first child with fiancé Joe Thomas, her sister Kara revealed during a recent podcast interview.
Actress Kara, 39, opened up about her happiness while chatting on Ashley James’ Mum’s The Word podcast, revealing the couple are now parents to a baby girl.
The former EastEnders star said the couple were convinced they were expecting a baby boy after the ultrasound technician even got it wrong and said “he”.
Sister, sister! Hannah Tointon (right) welcomed her first child with her fiancé Joe Thomas, her sister Kara (left) revealed during a recent podcast interview
She joked that they were “hit for six” when Hannah gave birth to a baby girl.
Kara explained, “My sister just had her first. The funny thing is that on Joe’s side there are only boys, even during the scan they accidentally said he at one point so they were left thinking it was a boy .
“Everyone playing the shape game etc. said she was having a boy, so when they finally had a boy…it was really great, but it hit them for six years.
So they hadn’t even decided on a girl’s name. They left him by surprise.
Hannah and Joe met after playing her character Simon’s Tara, on-screen girlfriend, during the third series of The Inbetweeners.
New parents: Actress Kara, 39, shared her happiness while chatting on Ashley James’ Mum’s The Word podcast, revealing the couple are now parents to a baby girl
On-screen romance: Hannah and Joe met after playing her character’s on-screen girlfriend, Simon, Tara, in the third series of The Inbetweeners
Explaining why she decided to find out the gender of her own baby, she said: ‘I didn’t believe it was happening so I found out so I could get a little hold of it.’ I’m like you, I need to know.
It was revealed this week that Kara had “secretly separated” from her fiancé Marius Jensen, 39, with whom she shares children Frey, three, and Helly, 20 months.
The couple decided they had “no future together” and split 10 months ago, according to The Sun.
Elsewhere during the podcast, host Ashley, 35, spoke of experiencing “gender disappointment” with her first child, Alf, 21 months.
Parted ways: It was revealed this week that Kara had ‘secretly separated’ from her fiancé Marius Jensen, 39, with whom she shares children Frey, three, and Helly, 20 months, with
She said: “With Alf I had an element of gender disappointment, which I know we shouldn’t say, but I think I wanted a baby girl because of everything I’ve been through and I had this vision that I would have this amazing relationship with a girl.
“But now I’m really thrilled and the second time around, while I’d like to think I’d have a baby girl, I’m just happy to be pregnant and having a healthy baby.”
Ashley recently revealed she’s expecting her second child with boyfriend Tommy Andrews as she showed off her baby bump in an adorable new video.
Moving on: The couple decided they had ‘no future together’ and split 10 months ago, according to The Sun
She first showed off the bump as she posed in her underwear, while elsewhere she proudly showed off her ultrasounds and positive pregnancy test.
Ashley captioned the video: “We have news…!” I’m excited and nervous to share equally… Baby number 2 is coming in 2023.
She noted, “This audio makes me cry every time!” before adding: ‘A small update will arrive on my podcast which will be relaunched tomorrow!’
Ashley and Tommy are already parents to son Alfie, one, born in January 2021.
Congratulation! Ashley recently revealed she is pregnant with her second child with boyfriend Tommy Andrews