Georgia Kousoulou has given birth to her first child.
The TOWIE star, 29, announced she had welcomed a baby boy with her boyfriend Tommy Mallet, 28, on Friday with a sweet Instagram post.
Sharing a family snap, Georgia revealed the couple have named their son Brody Fordham and welcomed him into the world on Wednesday.
Congratulations! Georgia Kousoulou and boyfriend Tommy Mallet have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy called Brody Fordham
‘Introducing you’: The TOWIE star, 29, revealed her little boy’s name, birth weight and that he arrived on Wednesday in the caption to her sweet family picture
The new mum penned: ‘Introducing you .. Brody Fordham ❤️ 05.05.21 weighing 8lb 9 ❤️ We are so in love ❤️’
Georgia looked radiant as she cradled her little boy, who was wrapped in a soft white blanket, while laying in a hospital bed alongside her beaming beau.
Proud dad Tommy also shared the same image with his own followers, adding that Georgia and their newborn son are doing ‘well’.
Georgia’s 1.3million followers were quick to congratulate the couple, with many of their reality star pals also sending love.
New parent: In another snap, Georgia looked radiant as she cradled her little boy, who was wrapped in a soft white blanket, while laying in a hospital bed
Chloe Sims commented: ‘Congratulations! He’s so precious love him already xxx’
And Amber Dowding penned: ‘I honestly can’t even tell you how much this picture makes my heart burst. My besties.. Brody you’re so loved my angel .. can’t wait for cuddles I love you all so much.’
Mrs Hinch, who is also expecting a baby boy in the coming weeks, wrote: ‘So so amazing! Congratulations to you all beautiful family xxxxx’
Glowing: Georgia has been sharing regular updates throughout her first pregnancy (pictured at her baby shower in April)
While pregnant Danielle Fogarty added: ‘Oww Congratulations!!!’
And mother-of-two Sam Faiers, who also shot to fame on TOWIE, shared her well-wishes as she wrote: ‘Aww. Huge congratulations. Such a beautiful photo x x x x x’
Georgia and Tommy, who have been together since 2014, revealed they were expecting a baby in emotional scenes filmed for the TOWIE Christmas special.
Mum and dad: The couple revealed to their friends they were expecting their first baby together in emotional scenes filmed for the TOWIE Christmas special
Well wishes: Dozens of the couples celebrity pals sent their congratulations and shared their excitement over Brody’s arrival
Georgia admitted that ‘no one knew’ she was expecting and insisted she wanted to film genuine ‘real-life’ reactions to the news on TOWIE, adding that ‘it just felt so right’ given that she and Tommy met on the reality show.
Speaking after the big reveal she told her Instagram fans: ‘Good morning. Honestly, I feel so overwhelmed this morning. I just feel so happy, so blessed, so lucky.
‘It’s been a mad year, and this is just the best news we’ve had all year… The reason we announced it last night was because we wanted to be the first to tell you all.
‘That’s why we shocked everyone last night and just announced it. I’m really glad we did, though, because it’s just been amazing.’
Pregnancy: Georgia previously detailed how revealing her pregnancy on TOWIE felt ‘so right’ given that she and Tommy met on the reality show (pictured at five months)
Georgia and Tommy have also bagged their own ITVBe spin-off series that will give fans the chance to watch them as they become parents for the first time.
And just last month, Georgia revealed she was ‘very emotional’ after filming her final scenes for The Only Way Is Essex before she gave birth.
She shared that she would likely have to take a step back from being a full-time cast member on TOWIE, saying it was the ‘end of an era’.
The blonde said: ‘I’ve finished filming TOWIE. It’s all happening now, it all feels very real. I’m not going to lie, it was a very emotional day for me.
‘I know I’m not leaving for good, but it is going to be different. Life as I know it is changing.
Success: The duo’s happy news comes after Tommy was revealed to have made the Forbes 30 under 30 list and spoke about it on TOWIE: The Story Of… on IGTV last Tuesday
‘I don’t think I’m going to be a full-time cast member anymore that is just carefree, does what she wants, films when she wants. I’m going to have a little bubba to add into the equation. It has been amazing, but next chapter, end of an era.’
The reality star reassured viewers that it wouldn’t be the end of her time on the show as she continued: ‘Don’t worry TOWIE fans, I will be back with the baby. I’m excited – who knows what it’s going to bring or what’s going to happen.’
April was also a busy month for the new parents after Tommy was revealed as having made the Forbes 30 under 30 list of most influential entrepreneurs.
Tommy candidly chatted about where be found his ‘hunger for money’, despite being told by his father that he would ‘never be anyone’ and was destined to live life ‘skint’, during a recent episode of TOWIE: The Story Of… on IGTV.
Proud: The fashion mogul, 28, has made millions of pounds through his footwear company, Mallet London and recently made the Forbes list of most influential entrepreneurs
‘Honoured’: The entrepreneur shared a screenshot from Forbes website on his Instagram in April to announce the news as his proud girlfriend celebrated her beau’s achievement
The fashion mogul, who has made millions through his successful footwear company, Mallet London, explained that he left school with no qualifications.
The entrepreneur, who left school due to dyslexia, said he promised his father during an argument that he would be a ‘millionaire’ by the time he was 30, but was met with disbelief.
He recalled: ‘My dad told me when I left school that I was never going to be anyone, and I was going to be skint because I didn’t have any grades.
‘So I told him, in McDonalds car park, when he was shouting at me, that I don’t need him, and I’ll be a millionaire by the time I’m 30.
‘Off the back of that, I got pushed into being an architect but I was the worst one you’ve ever met in your life because I didn’t know algebra.’
However, the footwear millionaire admitted that it was his three years working as a carpenter that gave him his ‘hunger for money’.
He said: ‘I went to college with [TOWIE star] Charlie Sims, we both bunked college together and ended up being a down and out, and then I ended up being a labourer and that’s where I found my hunger for money.’
Proud Georgia celebrated her beau’s achievement of being featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list of most influential entrepreneurs in April.
Tommy shared a screenshot from Forbes website on his social media and wrote: ‘Honoured to be chosen for the Forbes 30 under 30 list!! FORBES LIST YOU KNOW Thank you, Forbes.’
And the new mum congratulated her partner on his success, saying on his Instagram post: ‘How lucky is our baby, he has you teaching him and showing him the world.’
Family: Georgia and Tommy already share dog Monkey together. She said Monkey ‘was obsessed with her’ and was constantly lying on her tummy before she found out the news
In December, Georgia revealed the couple already know the gender of their baby after having a private Harmony blood test.
The reality star candidly chatted about her pregnancy in an Instagram Q&A where she said she was ‘petrified’ of giving birth and has never changed a nappy.
When asked if she knew the sex, Georgia said: ‘We already know the gender, we did a private blood test. I’m going to do a reveal, probably the beginning of next year.’
She was also asked if she was scared about the birth, with Georgia – who was 19 weeks pregnant at the time- honestly answering that she’s ‘petrified’.
She said: ‘Oh my god I’m petrified, I’ve always been scared about giving birth all my life… it’s a bit late now!’
The star added she’s nervous for ‘everything’, saying: ‘Guys, I’ve never changed a nappy.. I’m just gonna have to wing it.’
Georgia also reflected on how she discovered she was expecting and how she broke the news to Tommy and their families.
She said: ‘I just felt weird, my boobs hurt. Monkey [her beloved dog] was obsessed with me, laying on my belly so I thought this is weird.’
As for how she told her other half, Georgia laughed as she reminisced: ‘I woke him up and told him I was pregnant, he jumped up and was like “WHAT!” and I said I think I am, but I think I’ve done it wrong though.’
Georgia and Tommy have been together since 2014.
Georgia and Tommy will follow in the footsteps of former TOWIE cast members Ferne McCann, 30, who has show First Time Mum, and Sam, 29, and Billie Faiers, 30, who star with their young children in The Mummy Diaries.
Keeping it real: The reality star candidly chatted about her pregnancy in an Instagram Q&A in December where she also said she’s ‘petrified’ of giving birth and has never changed a nappy
Unlike some of the show’s couples that have had their relationships plagued with drama, Georgia and Tommy have stood by each other and maintained a strong romance over the years.
Georgia supported Tommy through his battle with mental health in 2018, when the entrepreneur admitted to not being able to leave the house amid his toughest days.
While they are not yet engaged, the pair did discuss the prospect of getting married during the latest series of TOWIE.
Georgia said: ‘God, I’m with you for the rest of my life, that’s mental isn’t it? Like we’re actually going to be together forever, that’s long.’
Tommy added: ‘I come in handy sometimes George. I’m needed in other ways, kids, marriage, you’re not going to get married by yourself, are you?’ to which Georgia replied: ‘No and I am happy about it.’
Mum club: In the summer, Georgia shared a photo of her with former TOWIE co-stars Chloe Lewis, Lydia Bright and Danielle Armstrong with their newborn babies