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Shaughna Phillips gives birth! Love Islander welcomes her first child

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Shaughna Phillips has revealed she has welcomed a baby daughter called Lucia. 

Sharing a first picture of her newborn from her hospital bed, the 28-year-old wrote; ‘My darling Lucia, I wish I had you sooner so I could love you longer.’

And offering more details, she wrote that the baby was born on 04/04/23 at 8.10pm, wearing 8lb 8oz.

Ahead of welcoming her little one, Shaughna – who has split from Lucia’s father Billy, had taken to Instagram to reveal that she was going to have to be induced after she passed her due date of March 25.

Shaughna later shared that she had booked in to be induced on April 2 as she shared her pregnancy health woes – but the baby was actually born two days later.

Shaughna Phillips has given birth! Love Islander shared a first picture of her baby daughter Lucia on Instagram on Thursday - two days after she was born

Shaughna Phillips has given birth! Love Islander shared a first picture of her baby daughter Lucia on Instagram on Thursday – two days after she was born 

Her little one: Shaughna also shared a close-up look of her beautiful daughter - whose name she previously said had no sentimental meaning, but was one she simply liked

Her little one: Shaughna also shared a close-up look of her beautiful daughter – whose name she previously said had no sentimental meaning, but was one she simply liked 

'I wish I had you sooner': She captioned the images with a sweet caption and gave details about when the baby was born

‘I wish I had you sooner’: She captioned the images with a sweet caption and gave details about when the baby was born 

A host of stars were quick to jump into the comments to offer their congratulations. 

Mrs Hinch wrote: ‘Aww congratulations beautiful ❤️❤️ Sending lots of love your way xx.’

Nicola McLean wrote: ‘Absolutely beautiful.’ 

Vicky Pattison wrote: ‘Congratulations gorgeous girl.’ 

Comedian Katherine Ryan wrote: ‘Yay she’s here! Congratulations.’

Sharing a selfie of herself looking concerned to her Instagram Stories on March 29, Shaughna had penned: ‘Induction booked for Sunday. My March babe clearly wants to be an April babe like her mama.’

She also detailed her health woes as she joked that her followers would call her an ‘ambulance’ if she hadn’t put a filter on the snap.

‘If I didn’t have a filter on my face one of my followers would definitely call an ambulance for me,’ she added. 

Happy news: A host of celebrities offered their congratulations, including the likes of Mrs Hinch, Chloe Ferry and Vicky Pattison

Happy news: A host of celebrities offered their congratulations, including the likes of Mrs Hinch, Chloe Ferry and Vicky Pattison

Single mum: The reality star previously confirmed that she would be raising her firstborn as a single parent, after her ex-boyfriend Billy Webb's drug arrest

Single mum: The reality star previously confirmed that she would be raising her firstborn as a single parent, after her ex-boyfriend Billy Webb’s drug arrest 

Charged: The baby's father Billy, 29, has been charged with drug offences and could face up to 16 years in jail if found guilty (pictured on January 19)

Charged: The baby’s father Billy, 29, has been charged with drug offences and could face up to 16 years in jail if found guilty (pictured on January 19) 

Shaughna was hospitalised earlier in March, just ten days before her due date passed.

The reality star previously confirmed that she would be raising her firstborn as a single parent, after her ex-boyfriend Billy Webb’s drug arrest. 

The baby’s father Billy, 29, could face up to 16 years in jail if found guilty after police arrested the real estate agent in a drug raid in January. 

She opened up about having to give birth alone, in an interview with OK! Magazine just weeks before welcoming her first child.

She said: ‘After a challenging few weeks, obviously, the baby’s father isn’t around.

Update: It came after Shaughna took to Instagram on Wednesday to share that she will be induced on Sunday

Struggles: Ahead of welcoming her little one, Shaughna took to Instagram to reveal that she was going to be induced after she passed her due date

Health: Shaughna was hospitalised earlier in March, just ten days before her due date passed on March 25

Health: Shaughna was hospitalised earlier in March, just ten days before her due date passed on March 25 

‘But my main focus has always been just to prepare for the birth and try to be as calm as possible. I’m good at just saying, ”Right, the show must go on”.

She added: ‘Billy’s not around, but I don’t want to say that I’m doing it on my own, because I’m absolutely not – my family’s incredible. It’s going to be different, but I don’t want to say it’s going to be bad.’

The Sun reported that police allegedly recovered cocaine and MDMA before a follow-up search at a nearby address revealed a larger haul of illicit substances.

Billy was then charged with one count of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and one count of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

Shaughna – who previously kept her boyfriend off social media to protect his privacy – stated that she had ‘absolutely no knowledge of any activity involving the allegations against Billy.’

Her representative said: ‘Despite being in a long term relationship with the defendant, Shaughna has no links with the address in question, and will be openly assisting the police with their enquiries.

‘We kindly ask the public to be mindful of the imminent birth of Shaughna’s baby and allow her some privacy during this difficult and stressful time.’

A Met Police statement told MailOnline: ‘Billy Webb, 29, was charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs on 21 January.’

Shaughna didn’t find out the sex ahead of the birth before Billy’s arrest, she had said that she wants to name her unborn baby after her boyfriend if it’s a boy. 

The Love Islander said: ‘My dad’s name will be the baby’s second name. There’s a few reasons I’m not naming my baby after my dad.

‘My dad’s actual name is Edward but everyone called him Eddie and I just don’t know how okay I would be with saying my dad’s name every day. 

‘I still struggle with my dad not being here so I think it would be too much for me. Baby will be Billy Edward if he is a boy.’

She added: ‘We’re keeping the girl’s name a secret but it’s not a sentimental name, just a name we both love.’ 

Shaughna previously discussed Billy’s desire for privacy, saying: ‘I used to say [to my dates], ‘I’d like to keep my relationship private, if that’s ok with you?’

‘And if they said, “oh no, why would you keep me private?” I’m like, red flag. But this guy was like, “I don’t ever want to be in the public eye anyway,” and I was like, I like that answer.

‘Ever since then, we’ve been going from strength to strength, and I like that because anyone who opts in for everyone to know their every move, like myself, is weird.’

Looking back: Shaughna starred on the sixth season of Love Island and first coupled up with Callum Jones who dumped her for Molly Smith (Callum and Molly pictured on show 2020)

Looking back: Shaughna starred on the sixth season of Love Island and first coupled up with Callum Jones who dumped her for Molly Smith (Callum and Molly pictured on show 2020)

Shaughna starred on the sixth season of Love Island – 2020’s winter edition of the reality show – and first coupled up with Callum Jones in the villa.

However, their brief relationship ended after Callum brought Molly Smith back from a stay in Casa Amor.

Shaughna was later dumped from the villa when Luke Mabbott coupled-up with Demi Jones instead of her.

Since her Love Island stint, Shaughna has amassed 1.4million Instagram followers and earns her living as a social media influencer. 

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