Emmerdale real-life couple Laura Norton and Mark Jordan welcome a baby boy called Jesse

EMMERDALE'S Laura Norton has welcomed a baby boy called Jesse with fiance Mark Jordon.

The pair, who starred alongside one another in the ITV soap, revealed their son was born in the early hours of Friday morning.

Laura has played Kerry Wyatt in Emmerdale since 2012 while Mark starred as Daz Spencer from 2014 until 2019.

The couple began dating after meeting on set when he joined the soap to play her on-screen brother-in-law. 

She wrote on Instagram tonight: "So, on Friday Jan 29th at 1.30am we managed to bring this little champ into the world.

"It was the most incredible, surreal experience I have ever had and probably ever will and my tiny mind is blown.

"He is perfect and we’re all so happy to welcome him to the fam. Jesse Jordon we’re all head over heels IN LOVE with you ?.

"@daddyjordon you were the BEST birthing partner would absolutely not be in one piece without you and @roh_birthcentre are amazing!!

"All the girls but espesh Amy our midwife who is some sort of super hero ?‍♀️???."

The couple were quickly congratulated by their celebrity friends, with Emmerdale legend Lisa Riley writing: "You are a SUPERSTAR ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

"CONGRATULATIONS to you both……..we are gleaming for you all ?????."

Gemma Atkinson added: "Oh Laura he’s beautiful!! Congratulations to you all ❤️❤️ such lovely news! Xx."

The pair, who revealed they had were engaged on New Year's Day in 2019, announced they were expecting their first baby in August last year.

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