Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez welcomed their first child into the world just ten days ago and he’s already been pulled away for work – leaving Gemma to look after the baby.
The Strictly professional is currently performing in the Here Come The Boys Tour with Giovanni Pernice and Aljaž Škorjanec – meaning he was whisked away from home just days after Gemma gave birth.
And on Saturday, Gorka admitted it felt like he’d been away for five months, not five days as he wished he could be home with his new family.
Alongside a selfie of the pair, he wrote, “I took this photo few hours after Gem gave birth to our gorgeous baby girl. I’ve been only 5 days away from both of them and It already feels like 5 months. Counting down the hours (48h) to be back with both of them and melt my eyes looking at those two beautiful faces…”
And it would seem Gemma, 34, is equally keen to have her beau home – joking that he needs to make up on lost time by changing a few nappies.
“Can’t wait to see you (and let you clean a projectile poo),” she wrote.
Despite having been left to face motherhood alone, Gemma said it has been a “dream” – albeit a “whirlwind”.
Giving a glimpse into life as a new mum, the former Hollyoaks star told her 1.1 million Instagram followers, “What a whirlwind 9 days it’s been having little princess (my new bff) at home with me 24/7. Being only maternal towards dogs for the first 30 years of my life (which btw Norman & Ollie are still my everything) I genuinely never dreamed I’d love someone as much as I do her.”
Gemma – who met Gorka on Strictly back in 2017 – went on to reveal how placid their daughter is.
“I’m not sure how but we’ve been blessed with the most chilled out, calm, zen like baby who so far eats and sleeps every 4hrs like a topper and in between is happy amusing herself having a good old kick and wriggle in her pram.”
Sounds like you’re handling it like a dream, Gemma!