By Ciara

17th July 2019

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez have named their baby daughter Mia Louise Marquez.

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The former ‘Emmerdale’ star and her partner Gorka Marquez welcomed their little girl into the world on July 4 and have finally revealed the sweet moniker they’ve chosen for her.

Taking to her Instagram account on Tuesday (16.07.19), the 34-year-old actress uploaded a photograph of her little girl – the first she’s shared with her fans since her birth – sound asleep in a pink knitted cardigan and captioned it:

“Mia Louise Marquez.”

Gemma – who met Gorka when she was competing on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2017 – announced that Mia had made her arrival two days after the tot was both.

The 28-year-old professional dancer said:

“And just like that, we’re a three! Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gorks couldn’t be happier … Shes incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times! Little Miss independent already!

Thank you SO much to the nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital who did the most incredible job taking care of myself and my baby. You’re all so wonderful and I’m so grateful to have had you all with me and to have been under your care these past 4 days … Back home now for family time and to introduce little lady to her big brothers Norman & Ollie….

Let the next life chapter begin @gorka_marquez (sic)” Gorka paid tribute to Gemma, branding her his “absolute hero”.

In a similar post on his own page, he wrote:

“Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gem couldn’t be happier … She’s incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times … @glouiseatkinson my absolute HERO!

After seeing you go through all you did to bring our little girl to life has made me love and respect you even more. What a trooper you are. I couldn’t be more proud of you!!

Thank you SO much to the nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital who did the most incredible job taking care of gem and our baby … Back home now for family time #blessed (sic)”

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