Exclusive: Tanya and Phil Bardsley introduce newborn son Ralphi


The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley and her Stoke City footballer husband Phil have opened up about the drama surrounding the birth of their baby boy Ralphi.

The glamorous couple invited HELLO! Magazine into their home to show off the newest member of their family. Ralphi Brian John Allan Bardsley was born at 9.55am on 12 August weighing in at 6lb 4oz – and if definitely wasn't plain sailing for proud mum Tanya. 


Tanya and Phil Bardsley introduce their adorable baby boy

She tells HELLO! in this week's issue: "He definitely gave us a scare alright. The moment he was born I held him and although he seemed to be breathing, he wasn't responding or making any noise. He was blue. I started crying out, 'What's happening, is he still alive, is he alive?' I was panicking. I kept saying, 'Phil, talk to him. Make him cry.'"

Phil adds: "It was really scary. We didn't know what was happening. You expect babies to cry, but he was just lying there."

Thankfully Tanya, who shares other sons Rocco, seven, and Renz, three, with Phil and has 14-year-old daughter Gabriella from a previous relationship, explains the doctors managed to act fast.


For the full interview and photo shoot pick up this week's HELLO! Magazine

"He was put into an incubator," she says. "It was probably only 15 minutes but it felt like the longest 15 minutes of my life."

And it wasn't long before she and Phil were both able to start the skin to skin bonding process with their little bundle of joy.

After all of the drama surrounding Ralphi's birth, it's unsurprising that Tanya is insistent he will be their last baby. She adds: "That's it now – we're done."

Read the full interview in HELLO! out now. 

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