Ex-TOWIE star Maria Fowler shares first photo of baby daughter Evie Paris Batey

Published Friday, Sep 30 2016, 15:13 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Former TOWIE star Maria Fowler has shared the first photo of her baby daughter Evie Paris Batey to social media.

Taking to Instagram, proud mum Maria posted a shot of her baby girl's teeny hands clutching onto her finger, while she and boyfriend Kelvin Batey held onto her. Alongside it Maria gushed: "Unconditional."

Maria Fowler shares first photo of daughter Evie Paris Batey
30 September

© Instagram / @mariafowler_

SO sweet.

Maria made sure to keep her daughter's face hidden and out of view of the camera, instead focusing on her cute babygrow that said: "Welcome to the world."

Since sharing the snap sixteen hours ago, Maria's post has been liked over 6000 times and many fans left their congratulations for the reality star and her family underneath it. One fan commented: "Congratulations to you both. Welcome to the world little lady." Another added: "Congratulations Maria! Such a warm,and beautiful picture,love to all."

Maria and Kelvin first announced Evie's arrival on Thursday 29 September, four days after her birth.

BMX racer Kelvin took to Twitter to reveal Maria and their daughter were both finally home after a "complicated birth." He tweeted: "Finally got my girls home after a complicated birth. So proud of the both of them and thankful things are ok now." He then revealed the couple's chosen name for their daughter, adding: "Evie Paris Batey 25/9/16."

Maria Fowler and boyfriend Kelvin Batey
February 2016

© Instagram / @mariafowler_

Maria with boyfriend Kelvin.

Kelvin chose to keep other details about Evie's arrival private, but added a second tweet, referring to Maria as his "soulmate." He said: "To meet my soulmate & be lucky enough to start a family with her is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Nothing can compare. So happy."

Maria, meanwhile, re-tweeted his posts and told followers via her own Twitter page that she is "on top of the world."

Maria had been overdue and had fans concerned after posting a cryptic tweet that read: "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations." Kelvin had said in response: "@MariaFowler just remember what I said to you... so proud and I always will be."

Maria Fowler announces she's pregnant, 6 March 2016

© Twitter / @mariafowler

The couple first announced they were starting a family together on Mother's Day in March, earlier this year. They announced their news by sharing a photo of themselves wearing matching trainers, alongside a miniature version of the shoes. Maria said: "As it's Mother's Day, @KelvinBatey555 and I are pleased to announce a new addition is on its way later this year," while Kelvin gushed: "Really looking forward to finally filling these shoes later this year. So happy and proud of @MariaFowler."

Maria and Kelvin began dating last year.

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