Declan Donnelly’s ex sends ‘much love to the family’ as he announces birth of second baby

25 Jul 2022, 10:36

Ashley Roberts, Baby, Declan Donnelly

Declan Donnelly welcomed his second baby with wife Ali Astall over the weekend.

The little boy – named Jack – has been descried as a “welcome ray of light” following the tragic death of Dec’s brother Father Dermott.

Friends and fans and even a celebrity ex were among those sending their love and congratulations on the birth.

Declan Donnelly and wife Ali are now parents to daughter Isla and baby Jack (Credit: Splash News)

Declan Donnelly’s ex sends baby wishes

Clearly proving there’s no hard feelings, one of Dec’s famous exes was among the first to send their congratulations.

Dec had a rumoured romance with Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts after she appeared on I’m A Celebrity back in 2012.

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Dec made no secret of his crush on the blonde beauty, often joking live on air that a romance was brewing.

The American singer, in return, hinted that she wouldn’t say no to a date.

The pair were linked a few months later in the spring of 2013.

Dec was linked to Ashley Roberts and the pair appeared together on Saturday Night Takeaway (Credit: YouTube)

‘We’re just getting to know each other’

Ashley even lifted the lid on their rumoured romance.

She said: “We’re trying to keep it out of the public eye. We’re just getting to know each other.”

Although the romance fizzled out, the pair remained friends.

Ashley even had a starring role presenting Ant Vs Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway.

And she revealed: “I know everyone was hoping we were together, but he is just a friend. I love both those boys so much. We have so much fun together.”

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Ashley Roberts’ message to Dec and Ali

They’re clearly still close, with Ashley sending her congratulations on the birth of baby Jack.

Dec shared a picture of him holding his son’s hand to Instagram last night (July 24).

He said: “Shortly before 10am yesterday, 23.7.2022, Ali and I welcomed the arrival of our son, Jack Anthony Alphonsus, a very welcome ray of light.

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“He is wonderful and Isla is beyond excited to be a big sister! D x.”

Ashley was one of the first to comment.

She shared: “Awww congrats!!! Much love to the fam.”

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