Nadia Sawalha accused of stealing Stacey Solomon's thunder with birth announcement

By Vicki Newman

Nadia Sawalha was accused of stealing Stacey Solomon's thunder with a heartfelt post to congratulate her on the birth of her daughter.

Despite waiting until after Stacey had announced the birth of her baby girl with fiancé Joe Swash, some people felt Nadia's post came a bit too soon.

Stacey gave birth on October 4 - her 32nd birthday - and shared the news with her fans the following day.

Posting a string of beautiful pictures on Instagram, she wrote: "She’s Here Born at Pickle Cottage on mummy’s birthday. Our little girl… Happy birthday my darling daughter… We all love you more than you could ever imagine.

Nadia and Stacey are close friends (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

"Your brothers, your daddy and I are so in love. Thank you for the most incredible 9 months. Now we cannot wait for the rest of our lives with you…"

Overwhelmed with excitement, her pal Nadia posted a heart-warming message.

Sharing a stunning picture of a pregnant Stacey cradling her bump as she posed up with Joe, Nadia penned: "Awwwwww…..she’s here !!!

"Congratulations @staceysolomon and @realjoeswashy !! The baby girl you both longed for is in your arms ! And on your birthday too Stace !!

"Thrilled to bits for you all ! Can’t wait for a snuggle and a sniff of that milky neck !!! Big hugs and kisses to you your boys , and now your DAUGHTER TOO !

"Welcome to the world little one"

Despite the lovely sentiment of her post, it was met with criticism by some who said it came up on their timeline before Stacey's announcement.

One of her followers commented: "Aww she’s not announced it herself yet"

Stacey and Joe with their daughter (Instagram)
She was born on Stacey's birthday (Instagram)

While another wrote: "Wow would of been nice to hear that from her???!!!!!"

"Stacey’s job to announce it surely," a third posted.

But many thought Nadia's message was lovely and heartfelt and passed on their congratulations to Stacey.

"Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations! 2 gorgeous Librans," one penned.

Nadia's heartfelt message for Stacey (

Another wrote: "Aww brilliant what a Lovely Birthday present for Stacey wishing her beautiful family All Things Good in this world"

"Milky necks are the best," a third agreed.

While another posted: "Amazing news xxx on her birthday too sooo special"

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