Katherine Ryan reveals she’s given birth as she shares radiant snap cradling the newborn


Katherine Ryan has announced that she’s welcomed her second child- just two weeks after revealing her pregnancy.

The comedian, 37, shared the happy news on Instagram Stories on Monday, posting a radiant snap of herself cradling the newborn.

She also posted a short clip of beau Bobby Kootstra holding their little one while watching a Euro 2020 football game, saying their baby arrived ‘just before kick off’. 

Congratulations! Katherine Ryan has announced that she’s welcomed her second child

Katherine, who did not reveal if she had welcomed a boy or girl and is already mum to Violet, 11, looked sensational as she lay with her little one and smiled for a selfie.

She sported a pretty floral robe while the newborn was wrapped up in a cream blanket and sweet beige hat.

The star, who had been sharing updates to Instagram throughout Sunday about her podcast, penned: ‘I have a really good reason yesterday’s podcast was late.’

New dad Bobby seemed to already be taking to fatherhood like a pro as he was seen cradling the baby while watching the Netherlands and Ukraine match at the hospital.

Doting: New dad Bobby Kootstra was also seen holding their little one while watching a Euro 2020 football game, with the comedian, 37, saying their baby arrived 'just before kick off'

Doting: New dad Bobby Kootstra was also seen holding their little one while watching a Euro 2020 football game, with the comedian, 37, saying their baby arrived ‘just before kick off’

The announcement comes just a day after Katherine shared a photo of her bump on Instagram – and only two weeks after she confirmed her pregnancy during a live recording of her podcast.

Katherine surprised the audience at a recording of her Telling Everybody Everything podcast in London when she stepped out on stage in a tight-fitting dress that clung to her huge baby bump.

She refused to share her due date with the audience as she told the crowd her main piece of pregnancy advice was to never reveal that piece of information.

She also praised the Duchess of Sussex for having only said she will give birth to her second child in the ‘summertime’. 

Ready to pop! Katherine shared bikini snaps to Instagram on Saturday as she relaxed by her pool

Quick: The star later revealed she gave birth 'shortly before kickoff' of the Netherlands game on Sunday

Ready to pop! Katherine shared stunning bikini snaps to Instagram on Saturday as she relaxed by her pool, before her baby arrived in ahead of the football match on Sunday evening

Growing family: Katherine revealed that she was expecting her second child, and first with Bobby, just two weeks ago during a recording of her podcast in London (pictured in May)

Growing family: Katherine revealed that she was expecting her second child, and first with Bobby, just two weeks ago during a recording of her podcast in London (pictured in May)

Loved-up: Katherine and Bobby are childhood sweethearts, with the pair entering into a civil partnership in December 2019 in a low-key ceremony in Denmark (pictured together in May)

Loved-up: Katherine and Bobby are childhood sweethearts, with the pair entering into a civil partnership in December 2019 in a low-key ceremony in Denmark (pictured together in May) 

Katherine explained being vague stopped people asking too many questions and comparing the size of her bump to other pregnant women.

She later brought out her daughter Violet onto the stage, and the youngster said she was ‘very excited’ to be a big sister.

Fans had been speculating Katherine was expecting since March, when she shared an image of herself on Instagram sitting on a chair in a yellow dress.

After Katherine announced she was expecting, Bobby shared a bump shot of Katherine’s growing stomach. 

She first revealed her baby bump during an appearance on Celebrity Juice, but did not discuss her pregnancy during the show.  

What a weekend! Taking to Instagram on Sunday, still-pregnant Katherine revealed that she had submitted the final edit of her upcoming book while sporting a grey bra and tracksuit

What a weekend! Taking to Instagram on Sunday, still-pregnant Katherine revealed that she had submitted the final edit of her upcoming book while sporting a grey bra and tracksuit

Vision: Katherine also looked amazing as she shared a snap in a green dress while holding a tube of Screamin' Dill Pickle Pringles in the same shade to Instagram on Thursday

Vision: Katherine also looked amazing as she shared a snap in a green dress while holding a tube of Screamin’ Dill Pickle Pringles in the same shade to Instagram on Thursday

Some followers said that they thought they’d caught a glimpse of a bump, but the recording was the first time Katherine had confirmed the news directly.

The baby’s arrival also comes shortly after Katherine hit back at ‘sexist’ questions asking if she’ll cancel her upcoming tour because she’s pregnant. 

The comedian defiantly told her followers: ‘I’m just gonna let that sexism wash over me. I’m not gonna let it affect my zen. No, I’m not cancelling my tour.’ 

Katherine recorded the frustrated video in a cosy plaid padded jacket and went make-up free as she explained her plans to her followers.  

Filming outside in front of a horse pen, the irritated comedian said: ‘I’ve received a lot of really touching nice messages and a lot of rude messages…

Stylish: Although only sharing her baby news recently, Katherine has posted a slew of stunning snaps showing her bump (pictured in a social media upload last week)

Stylish: Although only sharing her baby news recently, Katherine has posted a slew of stunning snaps showing her bump (pictured in a social media upload last week)

'Your Dad Is Cancelling His Tour': Katherine mocked her fans alongside a regal snap of her accentuating her burgeoning baby bump in a black T-shirt and jeans

‘Your Dad Is Cancelling His Tour’: Katherine mocked her fans alongside a regal snap of her accentuating her burgeoning baby bump in a black T-shirt and jeans 

…and a lot of messages – A LOT of messages – asking if I’m gonna cancel my tour…No I’m not cancelling my tour.’  

‘Your Dad Is Cancelling His Tour,’ she humorously added, alongside a regal snap of her accentuating her burgeoning baby bump in a black T-shirt and jeans.  

Katherine will go on her six-stop tour in the UK titled Missus from November 2021 to May 2022. 

She already has one daughter Violet, 11, who she is fiercely protective of, it is not known who she shares her daughter with.

She had a civil partnership with childhood sweetheart Bobby in December 2019, in a low-key ceremony in Denmark after the pair rekindled their romance. 

Katherine has recently been spending time in Devon with Bobby where she has been filming new ITV2 dating show Ready To Mingle, which will be released later this year. 

Stunning: Katherine showed off her growing bump in a stunning snap shared by her childhood sweetheart Bobby last month

Stunning: Katherine showed off her growing bump in a stunning snap shared by her childhood sweetheart Bobby last month



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