Duncan James has revealed the news that Lee Ryan and girlfriend Verity Paris have welcomed their first baby together during a live TV appearance.
The Blue star, 43, had appeared on Lorraine on Friday where he discussed plans for the band to have a reunion in future.
While speaking about Blue getting back together, Duncan let slip that Lee, 38, had welcomed a baby with Ariana Grande tribute act Verity.
He told Lorraine Kelly: ‘I think with the pandemic everything’s kind of changed and shifted which is kind of annoying. Lee [Ryan] lives in Spain, he’s just become a daddy again.’
As Lorraine exclaimed: ‘Has he?!’, Duncan added: ‘So he’s got a little wee bubba and Simon [Webbe] has just become a father again so there’s like a baby Blue boom going on.’
Lee’s rep confirmed the news to Metro.co.uk, saying in a statement: ‘Lee and Verity welcomed the arrival of their beautiful daughter earlier this month as they begin their new family life together in Spain. Both mother and baby are healthy.’
Lee and Verity confirmed their pregnancy in February (Picture: Instagram)
The baby is the first child for the couple, and Lee is already a father to two children from previous relationships.
The All Rise singer shares son Rayn, 12, hairdresser Samantha Miller who he was once engaged to.
Lee has two children from previous relationships (Picture: Instagram)
He also has a 13-year-old daughter, Bluebell, with ex-girlfriend Jessica Keevil, and was previously engaged to Atomic Kitten’s Liz McClarnon in 2003.
Lee and Verity had confirmed they were expecting in February, with Lee telling Hello! Magazine: ‘It’s the most amazing thing in the world.’
Verity added: ‘I’m very comfortable moving into the next stage of my life with someone who is so paternal and good with children.
‘Lee is so hands on and to me it is very reassuring to be with someone that loves family life.’
Credit: Original article published here.