Former Emmerdale star Verity Rushworth announces she’s welcomed second child with husband Dominic Shaw

Verity Rushworth has welcomed her second child with husband Dominic Shaw.

The star, who played Donna Windsor in the soap from 1998 to 2014, announced the lovely news that she had welcomed a baby boy on Twitter.

Alongside the cute picture, she wrote: ‘He’s here ! 💙’

Fans and friends of the star were quick to send their well-wishes.

One wrote: ‘Huge congratulations to you both! Xx’

Another said: ‘Oh how exciting. Congratulations honey. Have the best time with him xx

A third commented: ‘Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby boy xx

This is Verity’s second child, after she welcomed daughter Amelie Iris in August 2016 with husband Dominic – who she married in 2013.

A few years after leaving Emmerdale and only one after becoming a mum, Verity joined the cast of Kinky Boots in 2017.

Speaking to Press Association about returning to work as a mum, she said: ‘It’s a massive struggle obviously when you have a baby and so I decided to chill and take 10 months.

‘Then I felt I needed to be me again and the skills I had worked so hard on I didn’t want to lose.

‘I just don’t think that everything should stop just because I’ve had a baby and I’ve been very lucky I’ve had 10 months with her and I’m still at home with her until 4 o’clock so I get to spend time with her and do the show.’

Asked if combining motherhood and work had been hard for her, Verity told Soaplife: ‘Yes! But it’s the same for all working mums, isn’t it? For me, being in the theatre is quite a good way of combining the two.

I was getting to spend all day at home with Amelie then going to work in the evening, by which time she was in bed. Having said this, it could be exhausting… I’ve lost weight and become quite skinny because there never seemed time to eat. Now I’m making up for lost time, though, and eating loads.’e