Kellan Lutz and his wife Brittany have welcomed their first child, a year after they suffered a pregnancy loss at six months.
The Twilight star confirmed the news as he shared an Instagram post from his wife, announcing she had given birth to a baby girl called Ashtyn.
Brittany’s post read: ‘She’s here!!!! Ashtyn Lilly Lutz | 2•22•21.
‘The day she came into the world it was snowing, raining, and freezing, but that night she was born and we woke up to sun, clear skies, and winter melting away. It was so symbolic considering this time last year was literally winter for our souls only to be met one year later with the brightest sunshine. She ushered in a new season for us and we love her beyond comprehension.
‘God redeems. He restores. He never leaves us broken-hearted, we just have to give Him the broken pieces and what He turns it into? Wow.’
Brittany, 32, posted Polaroids of her and Kellan holding their daughter in hospital.
Kellan, 35, added: ‘Birth is amazing!!!’
Friends and fans congratulated the couple, including Kellan’s on-screen Twilight wife Nikki Reed, who commented: ‘Congrats Brittany and Kell!!!! ??❤️ wow wow wow! Your life is forever changed in the best way imaginable and I’m sending you three all my love and hugs!’
Ashley Greene, who played Alice in the franchise, wrote: ‘Congrats you two!!! ? I’m so excited for you and Brittany!!! Sending hugs!’
Ashtyn’s birth comes just over a year after Brittany suffered a stillbirth with their first child, a baby girl.
In February 2020, she wrote on Instagram: ‘Baby girl, It was my absolute honour and pleasure to be your mom these last 6 months. I did my best and it was an absolute joy seeing your little face all those times on that screen and feeling your tiny kicks.
‘I don’t know why it happened the way it did, but part of me finds so much peace knowing you never experienced pain or heartache and never will. ‘You’re in the arms of Jesus now and one day we will get to meet you for real. Until I see you in heaven… your mommy loves you so much. ?’
Brittany has since revealed that she could have died when she gave birth to her baby, who had already died, as she lost three litres of blood during complications.
In September, she and Kellan announced that they were expecting again, as they showed off Brittany’s bump in a prayer reading video.
Kellan, best known for playing Edward Cullen’s brother Emmett in the Twilight films, proposed to Brittany in October 2017, and they tied the knot the following month.
The actor currently stars as Kenny Crosby in FBI: Most Wanted.
Sands UK charity
Sands UK is a stillbirth and neonatal death charity, which works to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that those affected by the loss of a baby receives the best possible care for as long as they need it.
The charity aims to better understand the causes of baby deaths and works with governments and other organisations to raise awareness of issues surrounding baby loss.
Sands provides bereavement support at a local and national level.
Please visit the Sands UK website for more information and contact details.
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