Misfits star Lauren Socha welcomes baby Reenie-Rae

19th Apr 16 | Entertainment News

British actress Lauren Socha has become a first-time mother.

The former Misfits star took to Twitter to announce the safe arrival of her child, writing: "Reenie-Rae Rainsford was born 18/4/2016 at 3.14pm, weighing 6lbs 13oz.

"We're all great - thank you all so much for the support!! Xxx."

Lauren didn't specify whether she'd had a boy or a girl, but the name suggests the latter.

The 25-year-old had been keeping fans updated on her labour progress, writing on Saturday (16Apr16) that she was in "slow labour".

Subsequent tweets included: "The 4 minutes where I don't feel the pain is the best 4 minutes ever", "Still no sign off to the hospital to see what's going on I'm having major contractions will keep you all posted" and "2cm dilated this is solo slow".

Her next tweet was the announcement of her baby's arrival.

Lauren also used the social media site to reveal her pregnancy news back in October (15).

"Me and my boyfriend are happy to say we are having a baby. Had my scan all well and good. Over the moon," she wrote.

The baby news came just weeks after she was granted a bankruptcy order in September (15). Her spokesperson insisted at the time that it was a strategic move to help her finances, saying, "Lauren declared herself bankrupt after taking advice from the relevant people. It will help her readjust her finances for the next 12 months."

Lauren won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV Award for best supporting actress in 2011 for Misfits.

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