Former EastEnders star Melissa Suffield has given birth to her first child
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The 26-year-old actress – who played Lucy Beale from October 2004 until August 2010 – welcomed her baby boy into the world on Monday (16.03.20) after going over her due date.
Melissa announced the happy news on her Instagram account along with a photo of her cradling the newborn in her arms.
‘River Jefferson Carter-Robinson. 16.03.2020.
‘What a perfect little human we appear to have made. We could not be more obsessed with you’.
It was revealed last September that Melissa was expecting a baby with her fiance Robert Brendan and she has documented her pregnancy on her Instagram account sharing photos of her expanding bump, cellulite, “hairy belly” and stretch marks with her followers.
Melissa and 37-year-old Robert met and fell in love in 2017 while performing in a production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ together.
They got engaged in July 2019 and recently bought a house together.
Melissa joined EastEnders when she was 11 years old and was the third actress to play Ian Beale’s daughter Lucy.
In May 2010, she was axed from the part by bosses on the BBC One soap after reportedly ignoring warnings about her “unruly” behaviour.
The character was next played by Hetti Bywater, but was Lucy was killed off in 2014 when she was murdered by her little brother Bobby Beale.