“Marilyn” is a mum.
Home and Away stalwart Emily Symons has given birth to her first baby, a boy, at age 45.
A statement released by the actresses’ agent confirmed she and her partner became parents today.
“Emily Symons and Paul Jackson welcomed a beautiful little boy into the world,” the statement said, according to the Daily Mail.
“Mother and baby are both doing well.”
We’re yet to see a photo and there’s no word on a name yet – but our money is on Alf.
Congratulations to the new parents on their happy news.
Mamamia previously wrote:
Emily Symons, 45, is due to give birth to her very first baby in August and is so overwhelmed by that fact that she cries at each and every scan.
And the emotional expectant mum has now told a magazine that her baby is a boy.
Emily, whose character Marilyn Chambers (nee Bryant, nee Fisher) is a Home and Away institution (she’s been in the Bay, on and off, for 26 years), had begun to accept she wasn’t going to be able to have children after years of failed IVF treatment.
“I very much thought it couldn’t happen and I was too old,” Symons told the Daily Telegraph.
Now, she’s told New Idea that she’s preparing to welcome a baby boy, and describes her pregnancy as a “miracle”.
“I thought it would be impossible but it isn’t. I’d given up really, I thought I had tried every avenue that was available to us. My advice is to not give up if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the whole process.”
She and her partner Paul Jackson had gone through cycle after cycle of IVF in the hope of conceiving.