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Emmerdale stars in real-life relationship celebrate birth of their second child

Emmerdale's Laura Norton has announced she has given birth to her second child with fiancé Mark Jordon.

Laura, 39, who is best known for playing Kerry Wyatt in the ITV soap, took to Instagram to tell fans she welcomed a baby girl on Monday and revealed her sweet name - Ronnie Jordon.

The actress shared the first snaps of her gorgeous baby girl - including one with big brother Jesse being introduced to his little sister - as well as a sweet selfie of Mark, 57, cradling their newborn.

Taking to Instagram sharing her joy she announced: "She’s here!!!! We’ve baked another belta.

"This little superstar joined us on Mon 17th October. She’s dead clever and a tiny little bundle of joy and beauty. Ronnie Jordon."

Emmerdale's Laura Norton has announced she has given birth to her second child with Mark (Instagram/ @laura_norts)

Mark, who is best known for Heartbeat's PC Phil Bellamy before a stint as Daz Spencer in the Dales drama, has two children, Poppy and Joseph, from a previous relationship making him a proud father of five.

He shared the arrival on his own Instagram adding: "Ronnie Jordon born 17th October 2022. Filling our hearts with joy. Truly blessed and totally thankful to have such a wonderful family . Thank you @laura_norts for being an incredible mama x"

Laura and Mark's Emmerdale co-stars rushed to send messages of congratulations.

Amelia Spencer actress Daisy Campbell posted: "I can’t wait to meet her awww! Congrats.''

Welcome to the world Ronnie! (Instagram/ @laura_norts)

Former Del Dingle star Hayley Tamaddon said: "Oh my god Laura! congratulations my darling!

And Fiona Wade, who plays Priya Sharma, added: "Absolutely beautiful!! I cannot wait to meet her!!

A follower added: "RONNIE omg are you serious?! Best name ever!!! Congratulations you beauties, how amazing."

Laura, announced in August she and Mark were expecting again.

Laura announced she's 'baked another belta!' after giving birth on Monday (Instagram/ @laura_norts)

The couple met when Mark joined the soap to play her on-screen brother-in-law Daz Spencer and began dating in 2014.

In an interview with OK!, Laura said: “It was about a year and a half later. We hadn’t seen each other since he’d left but we were friends. Then we just started hanging out and before we knew it we were falling for each other. We didn’t want to spoil our friendship. It was a slow burner.”

Emmerdale real-life couple Laura and Mark (Instagram)

Laura recalled when they first met adding: ”The Emmerdale set was where we first met, but no it wasn't love at first sight!" she said.

"We didn't have a chance to get to know each other properly at first as Mark was only there for two weeks. Our paths crossed later, we became close friends, then the unexpected happened and now we have a baby – it's bizarre when I think about it!"

The couple welcomed their first son together, Jesse in 2021 and were shocked but over the moon when Laura found out she was expecting again.!"

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