Kara Tointon gives birth: EastEnders star welcomes second child with fiancé Marius Jensen

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Kara Tointon has announced she's welcomed her second child with fiancé Marius Jensen.

The 37 year old, who recently asked fans for help on what to name her newborn son, took to her Instagram feed to share the happy news with her 122,000 followers.

The EastEnders actress posted a sweet black and white photo of her and Marius' hands holding their newborn's little fingers before explaining he was born on 8 January.

"Our second bundle of joy arrived on Friday 8th at 9.46 am weighing 7.25 pounds," she started in the caption.

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Kara added: "Couldn’t be more excited to start 2021 with this incredibly cool little man joining our family. Thank you to the amazing team at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for bringing him into the world safely. 08/01/2021 #NHS #nhsmidwives," followed by an angel baby emoji.

Celebrity friends were quick to offer their congratulations as Kimberley Walsh posted a heart eyes emoji while Helen Flanagan wrote: "Congratulations darling," with a stars emoji.

Dee Koppang chimed: "Yay!! Congrats lovely!! xxx," and Kate Thornton added: Gorgeous news!!! Congratulations darling x".

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Many of her fans also flocked to the comments section as one person wrote: "Congratulations on your little baby boy," with two blue heart emojis.

"Congratulations! What wonderful news xx," a second gushed, while a third said: "Amazing news. Congrats Kara!"

Kara announced her pregnancy last year and thanked her followers for all their "lovely messages and well wishes".

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Kara gave birth to her first child, a son named Frey, in November 2018 but didn't share a photo of him until Christmas Day that year.

She told Echo Live in October 2020 about being a mum: "Having a child has changed me forever. I love every minute of it.

"Frey's a gorgeous little boy and it's been wonderful being able to have so much time with him. Marius is an amazing partner and dad and we share Frey's care 50/50.

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"The break's allowed us to work on managing our time, so we can be the parents we want to be, as well as fitting in the things that mean a lot to us individually."

She added that becoming a mum has given her "so much more clarity and perspective about what's important."

"You become less self-focused and your child's the priority," she continued to tell the publication.

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