Celebrity / 20-01-2020

Rachel Riley shares adorable tribute to Strictly's Pasha Kovalev on his birthday

Countdown's Rachel Riley posted a sweet photo of her husband Pasha Kovelev with their newborn baby on his 40th birthday

Rachel Riley has paid tribute to her husband Pasha Kovalev as he celebrates his milestone 40th birthday.

The new mum, 33, took to Instagram to share an adorable snap of the doting dad with their little tot Maven to mark the special day.

Countdown star Rachel penned next to the offering: "Celebrating 40 years of this wonderful human today. We couldn’t love him more."

Pasha and Rachel, who met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, shared the happy news of their new arrival in December on social media.

Rachel Riley shares adorable tribute to Strictly's Pasha Kovalev on his birthday

Rachel Riley has paid tribute to her husband Pasha Kovalev on his 40th birthday

The star shared an adorable snap of the doting dad with their little tot Maven to mark the special day.

Rachel wrote on Instagram at the time: "2 weeks after we were expecting her this little one finally made an appearance!

"Miss Maven (one who understands) Aria (lioness) Riley Kovaleva arrived on Sunday morning weighing in at 7lbs 4.

"After keeping us waiting she came so quickly we didn’t have a chance to get to the hospital and was born in our bathroom with our amazing doula and wonderful St Mary's midwives rushing over to be with us in to be nick of time!

The couple, who met on 2013 series of Strictly, welcomed their tot in December

"She’s absolutely perfect and Pasha and I are in newborn bliss.

"Couldn’t be more in love."

The thrilled couple revealed Rachel was pregnant in July, with her sharing a Countdown conundrum to fans.

She stood next to the show's iconic letters board, which had "RTINYMATE" spelled out on it - an anagram of 'maternity'.

Rachel wrote: "Pash and I have a conundrum for you...you have till December to work it out!

The pair eloped to Las Vegas weeks after announcing they were expecting

"We're over the moon excited."

She and Pasha then eloped to Las Vegas weeks later to secretly tie the knot, announcing it after the deed was done on Instagram .

"Introducing the new Mr and Mrs Kovalev... We both said yes!" the new bride gushed.

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20-01-2020 12:00, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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