JAKE QUICKENDEN has welcomed a baby boy, called Leo Oliver, with his partner Sophie Church.
Sophie gave birth at Colchester Hospital in the early hours of this morning and the happy couple shared a gorgeous picture of their little boy with The Sun.
The tot is doing well and is now back home with Jake, 32, and Sophie, 27.
In a special nod to his late brother Ollie, who passed away in , Jake has revealed his son’s middle name is Oliver.
A friend said: “Jake and Sophie are absolutely over-the-moon with their little boy.
“Both mum and baby are doing great and after a few hours of being watched over they’re now all back at home.
The couple welcomed Leo Oliver into the world in the early hours of this morning[/caption]
“Jake is totally besotted with his lad and it’s clear he is going to be a doting father. He is amazing with Sophie’s son Freddie and it’s clear he was made to be a father.
“They’ve kept the tot’s name under wraps for know but Jake has said they have given him the middle name Oliver – in tribute to his brother.
“It’s a really wonderful day and everyone is just so excited for them.”
Jake and Sophie confirmed their joyous news in an elated social media post this evening.
The couple shared sweet pictures throughout Sophie’s pregnancy[/caption]
Posting a snap of the tot, Jake wrote: “COPY TO COME.
“COPY TO COME.”
Jake and Sophie, who has a son, Freddie, six, from a previous relationship are taking part in new MTV show, Celebrity Bumps: Famous And Pregnant.
Jake is a doting step father to Sophie’s son Freddie[/caption]
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The couple who got together in 2018, previously spoke of their pain after Sophie suffered a miscarriage last year.
In an emotional interview the pair revealed how they helped each other handle the pain of losing a child.
Speaking of his joy after finding out Sophie was expecting again this time around, Jake said: “I hope it will like sport and I can teach it everything my mum and dad taught me.
“I’m excited for everything, apart from the nappies.
“I’m not sure I will ever get used to that.
“And I’m a bit nervous about not knowing what to do. Babies are so little and vulnerable.”