Ollie Locke and husband Gareth welcome twins! Made In Chelsea star announces couple’s surrogate has given birth to their son and daughter
Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke is a dad after his surrogate welcomed twins on Sunday.
The reality star and husband Gareth announced the happy news on their Instagram accounts, revealing they are the proud fathers of a son and daughter.
Sharing a video, Ollie revealed they have named their children Apollo Magnus Obi and Cosima Emily Bex.
Speaking to HELLO! magazine, Ollie said: ‘The babies are here – this is what we’ve been waiting for. It’s this wonderful moment when we know that we’re the fathers we always wanted to be.
‘The journey makes the end result all the more worthwhile and now they’re here, it’s the best gift.’
Congratulations! Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke is a dad after his surrogate welcomed twins with husband Gareth on Sunday
Happy news: The couple’s surrogate Rebecca Ward gave birth via a planned cesarean at 36 weeks pregnant (the trio pictured together during the pregnancy)
On Instagram, Ollie added: ‘We are so excited to announce that our beautiful twins are finally here and they are more precious than we could have ever imagined.
‘We’ve captured our journey to this point on our Youtube Channel; Daddy Diaries, for a first glimpse and the excitement leading up to them coming home with us – most importantly, their incredible and unique names that are just perfectly fitting for them both.
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Olivia Bentley shared a sweet snap giving baby Apollo a bottle and wrote: ‘Welcome to the world my beautiful godson Apollo Magnus Obi Locke-Locke and little Cosima.
‘You are just wonderful and I can’t wait to watch you grow up and go on a million adventures with you. Congratulations @ollielockeworld and @garethplocke Xx’
The couple’s surrogate Rebecca Ward gave birth via a planned cesarean at 36 weeks pregnant.
According to the NHS twins usually arrive around 37 weeks, with doctors and midwives usually recommending a planned delivery from 36 weeks.
On July 1 Ollie took to Instagram to reveal their surrogate Rebecca was 30 weeks pregnant, captioning bump pics of Rebecca: ’30 weeks!! We love you @bex7ward you are forever our biggest superstar and we can’t wait to meet you babies!’
Before adding: ‘Your daddies already love you more than you could ever know!! Xxxx’.
Exciting: The reality star and husband Gareth announced the happy news on their Instagram accounts, revealing they are the proud fathers of a son and daughter
Speaking to HELLO! magazine , Ollie said: ‘The babies are here – this is what we’ve been waiting for. It’s this wonderful moment when we know that we’re the fathers we always wanted to be.’
Ollie revealed that he and Gareth were expecting twins in February in a post that read: ‘We are beyond delighted to finally be able to share the news that we are expecting twin baby Locke-Locke’s into the world this summer!
‘You have all been so wonderful throughout the last 3 years of us trying to have a family and we promise to share every step of this adventure with you all.
‘For all those on their own journey to become parents we are with you and sending all the baby dust your way!
‘Thank you to our sensational surrogate @bex7ward for being the most incredible human, the love we have for you and your family is just another level! Xx.’
In June the happy couple revealed the genders of their unborn twins, telling HELLO! that they were expecting a boy and a girl.
Children’s author Gareth said: ‘As we get towards the finish line, it’s become very much more real’.
‘It felt like our lives were on hold but now it feels like we’re moving forward. The babies coming along has reinvigorated everything.’
It came after Ollie and Gareth spoke out in December after their surrogate suffered a miscarriage.
It happened just days after Ollie and Gareth had announced that their surrogate had fallen pregnant after their third round of IVF. The couple previously suffered a miscarriage at six weeks pregnant in 2021 during their first round of fertility treatment.
Olivia Bentley shared a sweet snap giving baby Apollo a bottle and wrote: ‘Welcome to the world my beautiful godson Apollo Magnus Obi Locke-Locke and little Cosima.’
Exciting times: Ollie shared a heartwarming snap of Rebecca as she underwent a scan at 20 weeks in April
Ollie admitted their losses had left him feeling ‘demasculated’ that they have been unable to conceive so far.
Last month Ollie revealed he had quit his hit E4 show Made In Chelsea after 12 years to star in a new YouTube series with Gareth about their journey to parenthood.
Our Daddy Diaries documents their journey to fatherhood with weekly episodes.
Ollie has appeared on Made In Chelsea on and off since the first series in 2011. Gareth meanwhile joined in 2018, during series 16.
Gareth insists the pair have ‘outgrown’ Made in Chelsea, which documented their 2020 wedding, as they move into the next phase of their lives, and they wanted more ‘control’ over their output.
He told The Sun: ‘Made in Chelsea is about young people making up and breaking up. We’re very much the dads of it all.
Happy family: Ollie and Gareth have been hoping to fall pregnant with their surrogate for three years, before revealing they were expecting in February
‘It came the time for something new and for us to have something we have control over. We’re part of the production of our new show and we’ll get to share absolutely everything with our fans.
‘With the kids coming along it’s a completely different path we’re taking. We’ve outgrown Chelsea in that respect.’
Ollie, 36, added: ‘Our new show is an unadulterated, no holds barred access into our lives. It’s going to be the real us. You’ll see a lot more of our personalities than you have in Chelsea – a lot more us, a lot more real.
‘It’s something completely new and completely different. It’s very high-end, unlike any other reality show.’
If you have been affected by this story, you can seek advice at www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk or www.tommys.org or by calling 01924 200 799
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