Pregnancy & Birth

Home and Away star Jake Ryan welcomes first child with girlfriend Alice Quiddington

Life imitates art for the Summer Bay favourite.

By Erin Doyle
Playing an expectant father on long-running drama Home and Away, actor Jake Ryan has had plenty of time to prepare for being a parent on-screen.
And now the 35-year-old is officially a dad - for real this time – with his partner Alice Quiddington giving birth to a baby boy.
Announcing the news on Instagram on Monday, Alice wrote: "We finally welcomed our little man into the world. Wolf William Ryan
"One of the most intense but incredible experiences of my life. So much new found respect for this body and what it has done and continues to do. @jakey__ryan is already super dad status and was the most amazing support to me throughout the whole pregnancy and birth, I couldn't have done it without him ❤️ we're just taking some time to rest and enjoy our little love bubble and new family member. Can't wait for Wolf to meet all his favourite uncles & aunties soon."

Sharing the same pics of his newborn son on Instagram, Jake was the epitome of a proud dad.
"IN THIS LIFE!!! 'Be still, my beating heart' WOLF RYAN....mind blowing experience... @alice__q was phenomenal and recovering well. Superwomen ♥️♥️" he wrote.
"A big Thankyou to all the nurses, doctors, midwifes and support staff at Randwick women's hospital. Amazing amazing team of humans that brought our little mate into the world."
Flooding the comments section with well wishes were Jake's Home and Away co-stars, including Sarah Roberts who wrote "Congrats to u both! Beautiful news!"
Penny McNamee wrote: "Ahhhh Jakey!! He's here! Congratulations friend, I'm so, so thrilled for you. Hold on for the ride of your life! Love to you THREE."
"Wow beautiful bibby! Congrats guys", Kestie Morassi added.
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Jake and Alice announced they were expecting in May. Image: @alice__q/ Instagram
The actor, who plays Robbo on the Channel Seven soap, posted a photo showing off Alice's growing baby bump to his Instagram account, joking in the caption: "Anyone know what you get when you cross a Polar Bear and a Squid?????"
The remark appeared to be a reference to Alice and Jake's first public post together, which was shared on his Instagram account in January.
The couple just welcomed a baby boy. Image: @jakey__ryan/ Instagram
The actor shared a selfie from a day out in Broken Head Nature Reserve, again referring to them by the nicknames "squid" and "polar bear."
"A squid and a Polar bear in a sick red hat on a white beach," he captioned the sweet snap.
The joke continued at the Alice's baby shower in August, when the unborn child was affectionately dubbed "Baby Ryan Sqwiddinton" and the gender was revealed to be a boy.
Congratulations to the happy couple!

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