Myleene Klass shows she is totally besotted with her baby daughter in the first snap of little Ava. Ava was born three-and-a-half weeks early, on August 16th, weighing 5lb 9oz.
The M&S model and former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! star went into labor shortly after co-hosting the British program The One Show with Adrian Chiles.
A newly-released photograph of Myleene gazing adoringly at Ava was taken at the 29-year-old’s home.
Myleene and the baby’s father, fiance and former bodyguard Graham Quinn, named their baby after movie star Ava Gardner.
Myleene’s spokesman said: “They are really, really happy.
“Since the baby was born Myleene has been spending every second with Ava. The couple are enjoying life as new parents.”
He added that Klass would be a “working mum” and return to her presenting duties on The One Show in October, thanks to the support of Ava’s grandparents and Klass’s partner.
Instead of receiving money to show off their baby in a celebrity magazine, they offered the pictures to newspapers in exchange for a donation to children’s charity NCH (National Children’s Home).
Myleene has been replaced during her maternity leave on The One Show by presenter Christine Bleakley.
Reportedly, Charlotte Church wanted to call her baby Ava — but Myleene beat her to it! Charlotte, 21, and Myleene, 29, were due to give birth at the same time. But Myleene had Ava nearly a month early. Charlotte and lover Gavin Henson, 25, may call their baby Lucius if it is a boy. A pal said: “They are struggling to find a girl’s name. She’s gutted Myleene got there first.”
A belated congratulations!