ACTRESS Kara Tointon beamed in her first photo shoot after giving birth to her newborn son.
The 37-year-old actress, who played Dawn Swann in the BBC soap, smiled as she cradled her baby in photos shared with Hello! magazine.
With her blonde hair swept back in waves, Kara flashed a huge smile as her baby slept peacefully in her arms.
She looked ethereal in a stylish pleated dress, as she posed next to a fireplace at her London home.
Kara and fiancé Marius Jensen already share a two-year-old son, Frey, and they welcomed their second son on January 8th.
Speaking in an with Hello! they revealed his unique name, Helly, is a nod to Marius’ Norwegian roots.
Kara shared: “We found it had both Indian history and Scandinavian links.”
Marius added: “The first Helly we found was an old Norwegian sea captain, from a place in Norway called Moss, a tiny little town where my grandmother is from. We looked him up and he was a big, bearded guy like myself and it sort of fell into place.”
They also shared their son’s middle names, including Juel, which is “a Norwegian name that sounds like Yule, as he is the perfect after-Christmas gift to us” and Parsell – the maiden name of Kara’s mum who sadly passed away in 2019.
Kara have birth in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and said: “It was so strange as it seemed almost deserted, but we were both so aware that on the other side of the hospital it must have been pandemonium.
“It is amazing what they are all doing right now.”
Of becoming a mum of two, the star added “You start by thinking, ‘How am I going to do this?’ But having two feels strangely easier, although I don’t know if I’m talking too soon.”
When announcing his birth earlier this month, Kara described the new baby as “incredibly cool”.
And the actress – whose sister is Inbetweeners star Hannah Tointon – had said she was looking forward to welcoming another baby boy into the world, despite joking she will be “outnumbered”.
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She said: “Hannah and I have such a close bond, so now I am thinking how lovely for Frey to have a brother. I’ll be outnumbered with Marius and two boys but bring it on.”
The actress previously dated her Strictly Come Dancing pro partner Artem Chigvintsev, 38, after they won the 2010 series.
Before that she dated Joe Swash, also 38, who starred alongside her in EastEnders as Micky Miller.