Love Island UK stars Alex and Olivia Bowen welcome first baby and share cute photo

12 Jun 2022, 16:50
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12 Jun 2022, 16:52

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Love Island’s Alex and Olivia Bowen have shared an adorable family photo with their newborn.

The couple, who met on the UK version of Love Island 2016, welcomed their son on June 10.

Posting on Instagram, Olivia, 28, shared the gorgeous snap.

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Olivia and Alex welcome first baby

It shows her gazing proudly at her baby, while a content Alex smiled into the camera.

She also revealed the tot’s name in the upload.

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She wrote: “Abel Jacob Bowen. You are everything. 10/06/22.”

Proud dad Alex also uploaded a family shot and revealed the tot’s nickname.

“Abel Jacob Bowen, but you can call him AJ… The day our lives changed for the better 10/06/22.”

Love Island UK stars send congratulations

Fellow Love Islanders rushed to congratulate the couple.

Millie Court, who appeared on the 2021 series, wrote: “Cutest name EVER. Congratulations both of you.”

Kaz Crossley replied: “Wow, love you guys.”

The married couple announced they were expecting a baby on January 1, but kept the gender a secret throughout the pregnancy.

Alex and Olivia met on Love Island in 2016 (Credit: ITV)

Why they kept the gender secret

She explained how she feels lucky to have got pregnant so soon after starting to try.

Speaking to OK! at The Beauty Awards in February, Olivia said: “We’re keeping the sex a secret. It’s a nice surprise. We just feel that there are not many genuine surprises in life, so to leave that right to the last minute will be really exciting.

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“The baby wasn’t planned. We were actually only trying for a couple of months, so we were so grateful, so lucky to be able to conceive that quick.”

Alex and Olivia got married in 2018 (Credit: Splash News)

She admitted she was “internally screaming” at the prospect of becoming a mother, adding: “I think it’s just such a huge change in our lives and obviously until this point not against it and we’re just enjoying ourselves as it’s a big change to take on.”

She also revealed that she wants two babies, and she wants them “quite close” – although it’s probably the last thing on her mind at the moment.

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