Emmerdale's real-life couple Laura Norton and Mark Jordon welcome a baby boy

Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Emmerdale's real-life couple Laura Norton and Mark Jordon have welcomed a baby boy to their family.

Norton, who plays Kerry Wyatt on the ITV soap, took to Instagram on Monday (February 1) to share the happy news that their baby boy had been born on Friday, January 29.

Alongside a series of images of their newborn, Norton thanked her fiancé Jordon (who played Daz Spencer between 2014 and 2019) for being "the best birthing partner", while also revealing that they've named their son Jesse.

"So, on Friday Jan 29th at 1.30am we managed to bring this little champ into the world," she captioned the post.

"It was the most incredible, surreal experience I have ever had and probably ever will and my tiny mind is blown. He is perfect and we're all so happy to welcome him to the fam. Jesse Jordon we're all head over heels IN LOVE with you.

"@daddyjordon you were the BEST birthing partner would absolutely not be in one piece without you and @roh_birthcentre are amazing!! All the girls but espesh Amy our midwife who is some sort of superhero."

Mark also shared the news in his own Instagram post, adding: "So proud to announce that on Friday 29th Jan at 1.30am @laura_norts gave birth to our beautiful baby boy . Weighing 8lb 10oz, both returned home that day.

"Huge thank you to the wonderful midwifes @roh_birthcentre . Welcome to the world Jesse Jordon."

Norton and Jordon have been in a relationship for five years, having first met when Jordon joined the soap in 2014.

They became engaged in June 2018, after Jordon popped the question during a holiday in Spain.

While Jesse is their first child together, Jordon is also father to two children with his former partner Siobhan Finneran.

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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