Sheridan Smith’s 15-month-old son Billy has a heartfelt meaning behind his name.
The Pooch Perfect host welcomed her first child with ex Jamie Horn in May 2020. The couple, who were engaged, split in July this year.
The star dotes on her boy and has been sharing cute pictures of them together with her fans on social media.
She previously revealed his face on Instagram after the break up, sharing snaps as he played around in the garden.
Sheridan, 40, opened up about how she chose her son’s full name, revealing a personal family connection.
On Instagram she posted a picture of her older brother Julian climbing a tree, alongside another photo of Billy in a white T-shirt and bib smiling at the camera.
She wrote in the picture caption: ‘Today would’ve been my big brother Julian’s 50th birthday, so I celebrated him with his beautiful nephew Billy “Julian”.’
Her followers left love heart emoji in the comments in support, with actress Lizzie Cundy writing: ‘Sending love’.
Sharon Rooney, Claire Sweeney and Erin O’Connor also left heart emoji in response.
In the wake of the breakdown of her relationship with Jamie, Sheridan appears to be in a good place romantically again after apparently reconnecting with an old flame from 20 years ago.
The actress uploaded a cosy photo with actor-turned-camera-operator, Alex Lawler, saying she was ‘so please’ to have the 39-year-old ‘back in her life’.
The declaration of love was accompanied by a short video of the couple smiling and a second close-up photo of Alex.
Alex appeared in Sky One football TV drama Dream Team between 2002-2005, as well as a number of TV series, including Blue Murder and Lost in Austen.
She and Alex, 31 – who were together three years – announced their split in a joint statement released earlier this year which said: ‘It is with great sadness that we have decided to have some time apart.
‘We both remain completely committed to raising our beautiful boy Billy together.
‘We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time. Thank you.’
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