By Alex Glenn •
Published: 24 Jan 2022 • 11:10
EastEnders’ Sid Owen becomes a first-time dad at 49.
The former EastEnders actor who played Ricky Butcher has shared the news that his fiancée Victoria Shore has given birth. Ricky is now a first-time dad.
Last year the pair were left devastated when Victoria miscarried.
Sid took to social media and shared a wonderful family photo. He commented: “Been a long a day. But. Can I say. I love you Victoria. Thank you for our baby.”
Former EastEnders co-stars quickly sent their congratulations to Sid and Victoria.
Danniella Westbrook, who played Sam Mitchell on the TV soap commented: “Congratulations daddy ❤️❤️❤️ and well done Victoria ❤️.”
Patsy Palmer said: “Congratulations to you all.”
Dean Gaffney known for playing Robbie Jackson commented: “Congrats brother.”
After the miscarriage, Victoria had spoken to The Sun and said: “I was pouring with so much blood, I was surprised they were able to use a probe.
“They told me I’d lost the baby as there was nothing there and was just sent straight home.
“I felt so shocked and numb. I was bleeding for days after and it was bewildering, I didn’t know what to do with myself.”
Sid explained how the miscarriage made them want to have a baby all the more. Sid commented: “After the miscarriage it just solidified us wanting to have a baby.
“Not only that, I realised I wanted to marry her. Our dedication to each other was never an issue and we did not leave each other’s side.
“We then decided we would try IVF if necessary, so it was a miracle we got pregnant so quickly naturally. We are so thankful.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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