Former TOWIE star Kirk Norcross and fiancée Holli Willis have welcomed a daughter together.
Clearly smitten with his new arrival, the reality star announced the birth of his baby girl on his Twitter account, writing: ‘The time has arrived!!! I’m finally a dad! My little princess Violett was born yesterday and she’s so beautiful!!! 💜💜💜’
He then shared a picture of Violett’s hands, along with the caption ‘I’m finally a dad!!!! Words can’t describe how I feel right now!!! Say hello to Violett every one 💜💜💜’
Kirk, 27, and his then-girlfriend Holli announced that they were expecting in August 2015, and already knew they were having a girl. Kirk shared a scan on Twitter with the caption ‘Everyone meet mine and @xhollixwillisx little girl!!!! Proudest moment of my life so far!!!!”
It was later that year, in September, that the two revealed that they were also engaged, but had kept the news out of the press.
Kirk told OK! magazine at the time, ‘I’m gonna be a dad! I got engaged as well, I just didn’t make it a big thing.
‘A lot of people now think I’m just doing it for stories so I thought, “You know what, I’ll just keep it to myself”.’
He added that the wedding plans would be put on hold until the arrival of the baby – ‘I want my daughter to be at the wedding so we’re gonna leave it,’ he explained.
Holli already has a daughter, Scarlett, from a previous relationship, but Violett is the first child for Kirk.
Kirk has been in several high-profile relationships in the past, but says that Holli has taken him ‘off the market’
The couple rekindled their relationship shortly after he’d finished filming MTV’s Ex On The Beach, having actually dated briefly seven years prior, when he was 20.
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‘We used to go out seven years ago. We literally just bumped into each other, she was sat at the table next to me! We’ve been inseparable from that moment on,’ Kirk told Mail Online.
And despite having been linked to several high-profile women in the past, including co-star Amy Childs and glamour model Jodie Marsh, Kirk insists that he’s found the one this time.
‘It feels like fate – we’re very much in love and I’m off the market for the rest of my life.’