Paul Brand has welcomed an adorable baby son alongside his husband Joe Cuddeford.
The UK Editor for ITV News took to social media to announce the happy news with two snaps of himself cradling baby Tomos in his arms whilst sat beside a jubilant Joe.
Paul captioned the images on Instagram: “Welcome to the world, Tomos George Cuddeford-Brand. Born 10th June at 9lb 5oz.
“We have never known love like this before. You are the most priceless gift.”
He added the hashtags: #baby #newborn #tomos #family #parents #parenthood #surrogacy #love #child #son #instagay #instagood #firstphoto #instapic and tagged @joecuddeford.
Meanwhile, civil servant Joe shared the same images on his Instagram and discussed the experience of the birth with their “incredible” surrogate.
He penned: “Introducing Tomos George Cuddeford-Brand, born Thursday 10 June at 10.40pm. So thankful to have this perfect bundle of joy in our lives.
“Our surrogate and her whole family have been incredible. In awe of the expertise and support from the midwives and labour ward team at @nottmhospitals not least Jayney, Michelle and Sophie. What a team effort! #surrogacyjourney #lgbtparents #gaydadsofinstagram #uksurrogacy #twodads #instagay #pride #somefamilies “.
Five days prior to the announcement, Joe shared an image of the couple with a woman who appears to be their surrogate and another man.
Paul captioned the post: “Very special people ❤️ Here we go… [baby face emoji]
“#surrogacy #family #love #baby #expecting #newparents #instadaily #instagay #instagood #instapic “.
Beneath Paul’s post confirming the birth of the couple’s son, numerous faces from ITV News and the showbiz world congratulated the family.
ITV News presenter and Loose Women anchor Charlene White penned: “Huge congrats to you both and welcome to the world Tomas! xx”.
Meanwhile, one follower of Paul’s penned: “Congratulations! So happy for you both, he is gorgeous xxx”
Another Instagram user added: “OMG!!! soooo cute! Congrats guys, and all the best for this new adventure”.
Finally, one fan of Paul’s concluded: “Absolutely perfect. Enjoy this special time, he is a lucky baby xx”
Congratulations to Paul and Joe!
Paul became the UK Editor of ITV News earlier this year, having previously been a Political Correspondent for ITV News from 2016 to 2020.
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