Married couple Alex and Olivia Bowen, who met on Love Island in 2016, welcomed their first child together
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Olivia and Alex Bowen became parents after she gave birth to her first child.
The couple who met on Love Island in 2016 welcomed a baby boy after keeping their gender secret throughout their pregnancy.
Posting on Instagram, mother Olivia recently wrote: ‘Abel Jacob Bowen. You are everything. 10/22. “
Olivia looked at her proud mother every inch as she looked down at her new son lovingly while dad Alex beamed at the camera.
Alex then shared a second snap to his Instagram page showing him holding his son while Olivia leaned against his shoulder.
“Abel Jacob Bowen, but you can call him AJ….the day our lives changed for the better,” said the father.
Before long, the couple was flooded with congratulatory messages from fans and a few Love Island stars.
Voiceover Iain Stirling was among the first to comment, as he told the pair: “Congratulations guys!!!!!!”
Katie Salmon, who also starred in Series 2 of the ITV show, wrote: “Happy to use! Sending all my love to all 3 of you”.
Jack Fowler, Danny Williams and Sam Bird also sent their best wishes in the comments section.
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Olivia and Alex got the new year off to a good start by announcing that they’re expecting a baby together on January 1.
And she explained how lucky she felt to be pregnant as soon as they started trying.
Olivia told New magazine: “We really just tried for a few months.
“So we’re very, very grateful and so lucky to have been able to conceive so quickly.”
She also opened up about why they kept the gender of their baby a secret, only finding out when the baby was born.
“We’re keeping gender a secret. We just feel that there aren’t many real surprises in life, so leaving that right to the last minute would be really exciting,” said Olivia.
Olivia and Alex, 30, have been in the public eye since appearing together on Love Island, and are used to sharing their lives on social media.
But they admit that they have not yet decided whether to share their baby with the public.
Many celebrities openly share pictures of their children on social media, while others choose to blur their faces and remain anonymous.
Alex and Olivia will make decisions about their baby once they’re born and it’s up to “how they feel” about it all.
The couple recently traveled to Tenerife for their ‘honeymoon’ holiday to enjoy one last trip together before becoming parents.
The blonde beauty proudly holds her baby and looks stunning posing in an orange bikini.
Her hot moments came after she admitted that she didn’t really love her body until she was pregnant.
Olivia Bowen / Instagram)
Opening up on Instagram, she wrote: “‘I’m so enchanted that I LOVE my body right now during this pregnancy.
” I don’t think I’ve ever really loved my body but right now, I can literally stare all day! I know it’s going to be tough for me in the final months and after I’ve thought about it, but wallow in this narcissism now. ”
She also told MailOnline: “I’m so excited to be a mom. Even saying it feels so bizarre, but neither of us can’t wait for the next part of our lives. Alex. He’s going to be the best dad ever – he’s so caring, kind, and a big kid at heart.
“My pregnancy went so fast; we both still can’t believe it’s happening. We’re having to stop buying all baby clothes at the moment, we’re so excited.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-love-islands-olivia-alex-26366217 Love Island's Olivia and Alex Bowen greet their baby as they share their cute name and first photo