English actor Alex Bain has become a father just a week after his 17th birthday. The 'Coronation Street' star welcomed a baby girl named Lydia-Rose with his 16-year-old girlfriend Levi Selby.
A source told The Sun that the couple is overjoyed with the birth of their newborn. "They are absolutely over the moon — it’s the greatest gift they could have hoped for this Christmas," revealed the source. Alex and Levi have been a couple since 2017 and have managed to keep their relationship intact in the midst of rumors about a split and the fact that they are attending separate schools. The new dad has had a busy year because of his GCSEs this summer.
Levi confirmed the happy news by uploading a close-up photo of her sleeping newborn daughter with heart emojis and by changing her Facebook bio to include her daughter's name and birth date before, reports Daily Mail.
Reports also suggested that Alex was forced to stay with his girlfriend because of her pregnancy, he denied these rumors saying he couldn't wait to meet his baby daughter. The soap star took to Facebook at the time and wrote: "I’m still with my girlfriend, and can’t wait to have my own little family!"
A source has also revealed more details about the couple's relationship, "They’ve been through a bad patch but are now stronger than ever and so excited to meet their baby. It feels even more real now they’ve got a name. They just want to shout it from the rooftops." When Levi was still pregnant with her daughter, she shared an image of her ultrasound on Facebook with the caption, "Me and my little girl from now on!! Can't wait to start my life with her."
News about the pregnancy first surfaced in May which left people rather shocked because of how young both Levi and Alex were. Levi announced her pregnancy on social media with a picture of her ultrasound. The teen revealed that she was due December 8 and received dozens of congratulations comments in reply.
Once the pregnancy was announced, a source close to Levi spoke about how Alex is dealing with the news of him becoming a father. "Alex has been telling everyone he's going to be a father. He isn't keeping it a secret. It's hard to tell if he's happy about it or not but he's definitely not ashamed of it." However, the insider also implied it was a distraction from the GCSE Alex was studying for at his school in Lancashire. "Some people have been saying how young he is to be having a baby. It's only happened to one other person at his school in recent years so it is pretty shocking," they said.