Gemma Atkinson shares adorable snap of dogs keeping guard over her as waters break
Gemma Atkinson has shared an adorable picture of her dogs keeping guard hours after her waters broke.
The former soap star turned Strictly Come Dancing hopeful welcomed a baby girl with Strictly professional and boyfriend Gorka Marquez on 4 July and has since been sharing details of the birth on Instagram.
Now, as their baby girl turns one-week-old, Gemma has revealed how her pups, Ollie and Norman, didn’t leaver her side as she went into labour.
‘Gorks took this picture a few hours after my waters had broke,’ she captioned the snap.
‘They didn’t leave my side, they were totally aware little sister was on her way.’
Throughout her pregnancy the 34-year-old was open about the early struggles she had with morning sickness. Sharing her fitness and pregnancy journey with fans, Gemma said in a video: ‘I’m back training tomorrow. Loads of you have messaged me asking since I’ve been pregnant am I still training and the answer is yes.’
Gemma started dating Spanish dancer Gorka in 2017 after she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, and struck up a friendship with a tipsy slice of pizza after the launch party for the series.
Gemma announced her pregnancy in February with an adorable photo of her two dogs who she enlisted to break the news.
Around their necks were signs that read ‘Guess what… Mum’s pregnant’ and ‘We’re going to be big brothers!’.
The pair confirmed the arrival of the little girl on Instagram, with the professional dancer shared the last picture of them as a family of two and said: ‘Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gem couldn’t be happier.
‘She’s incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times. @glouiseatkinson my absolute HERO!
‘After seeing you go through all you did to bring our little girl to life has made me love and respect you even more. What a trooper you are. I couldn’t be more proud of you!!’
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