Sid Owen is a dad! EastEnder star and his fiancée Victoria Shores welcome ...

Sid Owen is a dad! EastEnder star and his fiancée Victoria Shores welcome ...
Sid Owen is a dad! EastEnder star and his fiancée Victoria Shores welcome ...

EastEnders star Sid Owen has announced he is a first-time dad at the age of 49 after his fiancée gave birth on Sunday. 

Sid revealed the happy news with an Instagram post as he thanked his partner Victoria Shores, 42, for 'our baby.'

The arrival of their baby comes a year after the couple suffered a 'heartbreaking' miscarriage. 

Happy news: EastEnders star Sid Owen has announced he is a first-time dad at the age of 49 after his fiancée gave birth on Sunday

Happy news: EastEnders star Sid Owen has announced he is a first-time dad at the age of 49 after his fiancée gave birth on Sunday

Saring a picture of himself in scrubs, kissing Victoria, Sid wrote: 'Been a long a day. But. Can I say. I love you Victoria. Thank you for our baby.'  

The post was flooded with comments from Sid's EastEnders co-stars, with Patsy Palmer, who played his on-screen partner Bianca, writing 'Congratulations to you all.'

Dean Gaffney, who played Robbie Jackson, commented: 'Congrats brother.' 

While Danniella Westbrook added: 'Congratulations daddy ❤️❤️❤️ and well done Victoria ❤️.'

Loss: In December the couple appeared on Loose Women where the waitress revealed their baby was due on Valentine's Day, before speaking about their devastating miscarriage

Loss: In December the couple appeared on Loose Women where the waitress revealed their baby was due on Valentine's Day, before speaking about their devastating miscarriage 

In December the couple appeared on Loose Women where the waitress revealed their baby was due on Valentine's Day, before speaking about their devastating miscarriage.

Victoria, who claimed she was in a 'state of shock', said: 'For me, it's about the support after. You feel very low. I found it difficult to concentrate on anything.' 

'I'm a bit older and it wasn't my first experience but it was Sid's. When you're in your 40s you've coped with things in life.'

Her other-half added: 'It was really difficult. When it happened during Covid we went to hospital and I wasn't allowed in. I was on the phone checking up. I knew what had happened but I didn't want to believe it.'

Family: The couple fell pregnant for a second time after their devastating loss in early 2021

Family: The couple fell pregnant for a second time after their devastating loss in early 2021  

The actor went on to outline how the pair lay down afterwards holding hands as Victoria wept.

He said: 'You just want to be strong for a partner. I can't even imagine what it's like for a woman internally.

'It was the first time I'd got someone pregnant. It was all that excitement. For years all of my brothers were telling me I was a Jaffar.'

Victoria, who has two children, shared the 'miracle' news that she'd fallen pregnant again, after originally planning to try IVF in their quest to start a family.

Happiness: Sid reconnected with restaurant worker Victoria and fell in love, having previously met 23 years ago

Happiness: Sid reconnected with restaurant worker Victoria and fell in love, having previously met 23 years

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