Introducing Olivia Grace: Rebekah and Jamie Vardy finally reveal the name of their baby daughter… as proud mother praises footballer for being her rock during 16-hour labour
Jamie and Rebekah Vardy have finally revealed the name of their newborn daughter, weeks after a 16-hour labour.
The reality TV star, 37, and her Leicester City footballer husband, 33, welcomed Olivia Grace on December 28, and Rebekah admits he was her rock as she went into labour.
‘Jamie was brilliant – so supportive and encouraging,’ she told the latest issue of Hello!
Happy news: Jamie and Rebekah Vardy have finally revealed the name of their newborn daughter, Olivia Grace, weeks after a 16-hour labour
‘He even tried to crack a joke about the epidural needle to take my mind off it and the painful contractions.’
Rebekah revealed that she had suffered anxiety and stress at the thought the baby might arrive on Christmas Day, while her husband was training with Leicester City ahead of his team’s game against Liverpool.
‘I’d been very ill with anxiety and stress and was panicking that she might be born on Christmas Day, while Jamie was training and I was on my own with the kids,’ she said.
‘The last thing I wanted was to miss Christmas Day with our children.’
Supportive: The reality TV star and her Leicester City footballer husband welcomed Olivia Grace on December 28, and Rebekah admits he was her rock as she went into labour
Former England star Jamie announced the birth on Twitter telling fans: ‘Over the moon to let you know our beautiful little girl has arrived. Becky and baby are both doing well and we are all totally in love with the newest member of our team.’
Read all about it: The full interview is available in the latest issue of Hello!
The couple, who tied the knot in 2016, are already parents to daughter Sofia and son Finlay.
Rebekah also has Megan and Taylor from a previous relationship. Jamie is father to daughter Ella, who he shares with Emma Daggett.
The brunette, who was admitted to Leicester General Hospital on December 27, said their children helped to choose their newborn’s name.
She also said welcoming her fifth child feels like a new beginning.
‘I couldn’t wait to see the back of 2019,’ she said. ‘But with a new baby and a new year ahead of us, it’s like a fresh start.’
Rebekah came under fire last year after Coleen Rooney, the wife of footballer Wayne, claimed her Instagram account was the source of leaked stories about her private life.
Coleen posted a lengthy statement on Twitter, sparking the hashtag #WagathaChristie.
Family: The couple are already parents to daughter Sofia and son Finlay. Rebekah also has Megan and Taylor from a previous relationship, while Jamie is a father to daughter Ella
Rebekah later denied any wrongdoing and said she had been left ‘disgusted’ by the accusations.
She paid tribute to her ‘amazing husband’ on Saturday as she marked his 33rd birthday with a series of family snaps on Instagram.
Speaking about their brood, Jamie said: ‘Although Becky tells me I’m a typical man and don’t show much emotion, deep inside I’m over the moon with my kids.
‘I love having a big family. It’s matured me and kept me grounded.’
Controversy: Rebekah came under fire last year after Coleen Rooney, the wife of footballer Wayne, claimed her Instagram account was the source of leaked stories about her private life
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