Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Daily Record
Daily Record
Amy Denman & Ketsuda Phoutinane

EastEnders' Natalie Cassidy posts rare pics of daughter in adorable birthday party pictures

Natalie Cassidy of EastEnders has shared an adorable set of pictures from her youngest's rainbow-themed birthday party. The pics were a rare glimpse into the private life of the actress who rarely shares pictures of her children.

The 39-year-old actress and her cameraman husband Marc Humphreys recently celebrated the sixth birthday of their daughter Joanie. Natalie, who plays Sonia Fowler on the BBC soap, is also mum to Eliza, her 11-year-old daughter with ex Ben Porter.

The actress offered a look at her daughter's fun birthday party on social media. In the first photo, cheeky Joanie is pulling a funny face while stood in her pyjamas with presents and a pink balloon in the shape of a number six in the background.

More photos show Joanie enjoying the rest of her special day as she blows out candles and becomes an assistant for a magician at her party, the Mirror reported.

Natalie, who recently revealed her regrets over her fitness DVD, also shared photos of the cake, decorations and party favours from the rainbow-themed celebration as it adorned multicoloured balloons and personalised sweet boxes with a rainbow and Joanie's name etched on the front.

Soap star mum-of-two Natalie Cassidy posted snaps from her daughter Joanie's sixth birthday party (@natcass1/Instagram)
Natalie Cassidy and her husband Marc posed together with their daughter Joanie (@natcass1/Instagram)

In the final photo, Natalie gathers her daughter and husband Marc for a sweet group photo.

Natalie is wearing a black and white gingham blouse and a pair of jeans as she lovingly holds her daughter Joanie's shoulders and smiles at the camera. Meanwhile, dad Marc is grinning widely while holding his wife and daughter while wearing a blue and green checked shirt.

And the birthday girl is giving a cheeky smile as she looks away from the camera while wearing a lilac and white zebra print dress.

Soap star Natalie's daughter is seen blowing out her candles (@natcass1/Instagram)
The birthday party had multicoloured balloons, rainbow coloured sweets party favours and much more (@natcass1/Instagram)

As the Sonia Fowler star shared the photos on her Instagram, she gushed over the fun-filled day to honour her daughter.

Natalie, who recently opened up about being fat-shamed on Strictly, wrote in the caption: "Our gorgeous Joanie had the best 6th birthday ever! Celebrated with nearest and dearest, she loved the whole day.

"Where does the time go? I can't believe she is 6 and getting funnier by the minute.

The Sonia Fowler star's daughter also helped the magician perform a trick (@natcass1/Instagram)
EastEnders star Natalie and husband Marc threw their daughter a rainbow-themed party (@natcass1/Instagram)

"I’d like to thank… @kids_party_finder @mr_belldini @tip_top_teepees @tiptopsoftplay @babybearbakery_1 @lkwithlove2021 @mishmademe @cake_bops for all the wonderful work you did to make it so special."

Natalie then continued: "@mr_belldini was absolutely fantastic from beginning to end! I think the adults were entertained just as much as the kids! #birthday #fun #party #6 #ontothenextone #thankyou".

Fans and friends commented to wish the little girl a happy birthday as Sonia's co-star James Bye, who plays Sonia's ex-husband Martin Fowler, wrote: "Happy birthday Joanie!!!," followed by a series of confetti cannon emojis.

While a fan commented: "Looks like Joanie had the most wonderful birthday".

"Awww HAPPY BIRTHDAY little lady," another follower said while a third wrote: "Happy birthday Joanie hope you had lots of fun".

Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - sign up to our daily newsletter here .


Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.