Pregnant Roxanne Pallett and her husband Jason Carrion have opted for a unique name for their baby son.
The expectant parents recently hosted a rooftop celebration in New York City, where the couple reside, and told family and friends their choice of moniker for their first child together.
Former Emmerdale actress Roxanne and her firefighter beau plan to name their son Maverick, according to The Sun.
The paper reports that dad-to-be Jason revealed the proposed name to their guests during an emotional speech ahead of his son’s birth.
The American is claimed to have said: “Rox has loved the name Maverick for years. When she shared it with me, I instantly knew it was totally perfect for our son.”
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38-year-old Roxanne, who announced her first pregnancy in June, is said to have added that she just “knew” Maverick was the name meant to be for her first child.
“He’s kicking away like crazy so I think he likes it! It’s a strong, independent name,” the actress told her loved ones at the New York City gathering.
The Celebrity Big Brother star also revealed her excitement at spending their first Christmas together as a family of three and that she was currently in the ‘nesting stage’ of her pregnancy.
Jason was full of praise for his wife of 18 months during the family party, crediting the mum-to-be with saving his life.
The expectant father told guests at the rooftop celebration that he thinks of ‘Rox and the baby’ when things get tough on duty as a firefighter.
“Rox is always on my mind, she motivates me. And now I have Maverick on the way – I feel blessed,” he added.
Roxanne was equally gushing of her spouse – dubbing the firefighter a ‘superhero’ both at home and at his place of work.
The star, who played Jo Stiles in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, revealed that her husband had been at her ‘side through it all’ and even laces up her shoes now she can’t reach her toes.
“Watching him build our baby’s crib and create the nursery was a real moment. I know not every woman has that level of love and support when pregnant, so I’m beyond blessed,” the mum-to-be included in her speech.
Earlier this year, the actress declared that she felt like ‘the luckiest woman in the world’ to be expecting her first child with her American husband.
The happy couple began dating in early 2019, going on to tie the knot in New York in January 2020.
The wedding ceremony was an intimate one – with just 10 close family and friends present for the nuptials.
While the exchanging of rings may have been a quiet affair, the wedding reception was slightly more extravagant.
The newly weds celebrated their new status as husband and wife in the lavish surroundings of Sylvester Stallone’s Adrian’s restaurant, seen in the movie Rocky, in Philadelphia.
Speaking with the Sunday Mirror in the past, Roxanne revealed her joy at living a ‘beautiful life’ in New York City with her husband.
“I now know what ‘happy ever after’ feels like,” she gushed.
“To have such a beautiful life here and be blessed with the most incredible husband and our little baba on the way… my mum’s already knitting for England.