TV and Showbiz / 20-01-2020

Rachel Riley celebrates her husband Pasha Kovalev's 40th birthday

It's been a busy month in the Riley household, having welcomed their first child into the world five weeks ago.

And Rachel Riley had even more reason to celebrate on Sunday as she paid tribute to her husband Pasha Kovalev on his 40th birthday.

The 34-year-old star, who celebrated her own birthday just over a week ago, shared a sweet snap of the former Stricly Come Dancing pro cuddling up to their baby daughter Maven Aria.

Rachel Riley celebrates her husband Pasha Kovalev's 40th birthday

Cute: Rachel Riley paid tribute to her husband Pasha Kovalev on his 40th birthday on Sunday with a sweet Instagram post 

She captioned the image: 'Celebrating 40 years of this wonderful human today. We couldn’t love him more'.

The devoted Manchester United fan also proved she's instilling a love of football in her little girl from a young age.

Alongside a picture of Maven posing with Man U themed teddies, Rachel wrote: 'Ready for the big match! @manchesterunited #minired #manchesterunited #mufc #livmun'. 

The star's devotion to the team is well-known - so much so that there were rumours she was set to take a role as director earlier this year. 

Celebrations galore The 34-year-old star, who celebrated her own birthday just over a week ago, shared a sweet snap of the former Stricly Come Dancing pro cuddling up to their baby daughter Maven Aria

'Ready for the big match': The devoted Manchester United fan also proved she's instilling a love of football in her little girl from a young ago

Rachel and Pasha announced they had welcomed Maven mid-December, revealing their daughter was two weeks overdue. 

She shared a number of sweet snaps of the couple gazing adoringly at their little girl, posing in front of their Christmas tree at home.

She wrote: '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.

Baby joy: The pair announced the birth of their first child mid-December, revealing Maven was two weeks overdue

'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!

'She’s absolutely perfect and Pasha and I are in newborn bliss. Couldn’t be more in love #newborn #babygirl #maven #baby'.

Rachel looks over the moon with their new arrival, who was clad in a multi-coloured knitted onesie. The babygrow matched the new mum's own outfit - a simple black dress with a rainbow stripe running down the front.

Sweet: Doting dad Pasha is seen lovingly cradling the little girl in another heartwarming image

Doting dad Pasha lovingly cradled the little girl in another heartwarming image.

The former Strictly pro, who left the show at the end of 2018 after eight series, and Rachel were congratulated by a number of stars from the BBC ballroom show.

Ola Jordan wrote, 'Congratulations guys. Sending you all lots of love', while her husband James penned, 'Congratulations to you @PashaKovalev'.

Rachel and Pasha had opted not to learn the child's gender before the birth, but hinted during an appearance on Celebrity Gogglebox they could be expecting a girl.

The numbers whizz joked she 'couldn't see a penis' in the ultrasound. Rachel then told Pasha: 'But they said it was too early so I might just be insulting our son.'

'Newborn bliss': The new mum shared with her army of followers, '2 weeks after we were expecting her this little one finally made an appearance!'



20-01-2020 12:15, source: dailymail, by James Foster
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