Doting mother Helen Flanagan ensured she caught the eye on Saturday as she made her first public appearance since welcoming her third child with fiancé Scott Sinclair.
The former Coronation Street actress, 30, defied England’s prolonged spell of wet weather by sporting a breezy floral summer dress while dining out with the Preston North End footballer in Cheshire.
She added to her seasonal look with a pair of strappy silver heels, while a tasteful white leather handbag was her only notable accessory.
Hand in hand: Doting mother Helen Flanagan enjoyed a rare night away from her children on Saturday as she stepped out for a romantic dinner date with fiancé Scott Sinclair
Joining his partner, Scott, 32, looked relaxed in a black dress shirt and matching skinny jeans, teamed with a smart black leather bomber jacket.
It was the couple’s first appearance together since confirming the birth of son Charlie – their third child – in March.
Announcing his arrival on social media, Helen – also a parent to daughters Matilda, five, and Delilah, two – told followers that welcoming Charlie was one of her ‘proudest moments’ and was all the more special because he was born in the same Manchester hospital as her.
Looking good: The former Coronation Street actress sported a breezy floral summer dress while dining out with the Preston North End footballer in Cheshire
Finishing touches: She added to her seasonal look with a pair of strappy silver heels, while a tasteful white leather handbag was her only notable accessory
She wrote: ‘One of my proudest moments is giving birth to Charlie. I was so lucky I had the loveliest midwife looking after me that day and Scott and I are so grateful to her for the safe delivery of our boy… she was amazing and held my hand with Scott through it.
‘I wanted a water birth like I had with Delilah. Delilahs birth was so quick, only two hours and really straight forward.
‘I had to have my waters broken with Charlie though and he pooed so I gave birth on the bed and didn’t let go of my gas and air for a second.
Casual: Joining his partner, Scott, 32, looked relaxed in a black dress shirt and matching skinny jeans, teamed with a smart black leather bomber jacket
‘I feel like I can do anything now and it was really magical. He was 8lbs 4.5oz which is mine and Scott’s biggest baby our girls were really petite.
‘It was really nice to have Charlie at Bolton Hospital too where my mum gave birth to me.’
It was a difficult pregnancy for the actress, who struggled with hyperemesis for the third time – a pregnancy complication that is characterised by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and dehydration.
Family: Helen welcomed her third child with Scott in March, with the proud father confirming the happy news on Instagram
Delighted: The actress went into detail about the birth, admitting her was born in the same hospital used by her own mother
In a November Instagram post she explained: ‘Super grateful for my pregnancy and I can’t wait to hold my little one but to be honest I’m not really enjoying this pregnancy.’
Reflecting on her pregnancies with daughters Matilda and Delilah, Helen continued: ‘I loved being pregnant with Matilda and Delilah.’
‘I think with Matilda everything was just so new and super exciting and with Delilah I just loved having my bump and everything about it after I got over the hyperemesis each time.
‘This time round I just don’t feel like I’m enjoying it the same. Maybe because it’s my third and I just feel super tired and I know it’s going to be full on, I always just feel nauseas a lot and I just dont feel myself since I fell pregnant.’
Family: Helen revealed the happy news of her pregnancy in September, sharing sweet family photos with Scott and their two daughters, Matilda and Delilah, while showing off her bump
Helen and Scott have been in a relationship since 2009 and got engaged in May 2018.
The couple had originally planned to marry in 2020, with Helen previously revealing she’d even found her dream dress.
But the actress explained in February they had decided to postpone as her younger sister was due to wed in the same year.