Hannah Waterman welcomes baby with new partner

Monday August 1, 2011

Former EastEnders star Hannah Waterman has given birth to a baby boy.

The actress has become a mum for the first time with her new partner, The Bill star Huw Higginson.

Hannah, 36, began dating the actor last summer after splitting from her husband and former Enders co-star Ricky Groves.

Prior to starting a relationship with Huw she had been his friend for ten years.

She put him up in her flat when he needed a place to stay after splitting with his wife Geraldine Dove-Higginson.

It was then that friendship blossomed into something more.

"We spoke early on in our relationship about the fact that we’d like a family," she told Closer.

"I’m 35 and I didn’t want to wait around because, as everyone knows, it can be harder to conceive as you get older.

"But we didn’t expect it to happen so quickly."

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