Oti Mabuse looks glowing as she shares sweet Christmas snaps as a first time mother – days after welcoming newborn daughter with husband Marius Lepure
Oti Mabuse recently welcomed her first child, a baby girl, with her husband Marius Lepure.
And to celebrate Christmas with their surprise new arrival, the Dancing On Ice judge and former Strictly professional, 33, shared some photos as a first-time mum.
Oti looked radiant as she posed with her daughter, whose name is yet to be announced, at the dining table with the rest of her family.
The doting mother posed with Marius in matching rompers for their second family photo together.
Oti, who announced the arrival on Christmas Day, looked happier than ever as she enjoyed the day with her whole family.
Oti Mabuse (front right) shared some sweet snaps as she became a first-time mother and cradled her husband Marius Lepure's newborn daughter – after announcing their new arrival on Christmas Day
Oti looked radiant as she posed with her daughter, whose name is yet to be revealed, and Marius in matching rompers
Oti's sister Motsi, 42, shared a selfie of the pair beaming, alongside a sweet caption praising the new mum.
It read: 'No one teaches you how to be an older sister and even though my sister is a mother, the instinct to help, protect and be there doesn't stop.
'I want to protect her from everything, but I know I can't. Sometimes I wish I wasn't the first born because I think you inherit the responsibility.
“So proud of your sister, you're going to be a tough mom.”
Motsi also accidentally revealed the toddler's gender after posting a tribute to Oti and Marius on Instagram.
She wrote: 'Merry Christmas. I wish you all wonderful holidays and special memories with loved ones.'
Meanwhile, Strictly presenter Motsi, 42, shared her own photo with husband Evgenij Voznyuk, where she revealed she was the proud aunt of a baby girl.
Saying, 'Merry Christmas, call us Aunt and Uncle!! Welcome to the family, baby girl @otimabuse & @mariusiepure, welcome to parenthood, lol, it's going to be fun'.
Oti's sister Motsi shared a selfie of the pair beaming, alongside a sweet caption praising the new mum
Oti, who announced the arrival on Christmas Day, looked happier than ever as she enjoyed the day with her whole family
The couple did not reveal when they welcomed the little one, but captioned the post: “Merry Christmas Wishing you all a wonderful festive season and special memories with loved ones.”
Meanwhile, Strictly host Motsi, 42, shared her own photo with husband Evgenij Voznyuk, where she revealed she was the proud aunt of a girl
Saying, 'Merry Christmas, call us Aunt and Uncle!! Welcome to the family, baby girl @otimabuse & @mariusiepure, welcome to parenthood, lol, it's going to be fun'
Fans and a famous friend rushed to the comments section to send their well wishes and gushed over the little one
Fans and a famous friend rushed to the comments section to send their well wishes and gushed over the little one.
Comedian Katherine Ryan said: 'HELLO WELCOME BABY'.
While former Corrie actress and DOI winner Hayley Tamaddon said: 'Awwww Oti congratulations love! Merry Christmas xxx'.
Fellow new mom Chyna Mills wrote, “Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas to you.”
Oti and Marius announced they were expecting on August 26, revealing their surprising baby news live on the expectant mother's ITV breakfast show.
The Romanian dancer taught the breakfast show guests – Marisha Wallace and Chizzy Akudolu – a dance routine shortly before he and his wife told them the baby news.
Towards the closing moments of the episode, Oti hinted that the loved-up couple “had some good news” as she hugged her husband.
She revealed, “Speaking of things you didn't know at home, we have something for all of you, we have some good news. We're having a child!'
Oti openly admitted her own fertility problems after announcing she was pregnant with her first child
Before revealing her pregnancy, she had previously opened up about how the couple had stopped trying to conceive when their hopes of having a child dwindled.
The couple then shared a warm embrace as the crew cheered, with Marisha and Chizzy appearing completely shocked by the revelation.
Shortly after, her announcement on air, Oti took to Instagram to share a carousel of sweet photos of herself cradling her baby bump as she and her partner posed.
The mom looked stunning in a tight, blush pink off-the-shoulder jumpsuit as she carefully cradled her growing baby bump, teamed with a huge smile from ear to ear.
Oti was smitten with her partner and shared the adorable snaps, honestly admitting she was 'scared' – even though it was 'the best news'.
The former Strictly star also suggested they may have a guest for Christmas, as she teased: 'Christmas is about to get even louder.'
Her caption read: “Our yes year just keeps getting better and so does our little family.”
“We finally feel ready and excited to share our great news. This is new to us, scarier than swimming with sharks, jumping off cliffs or even swinging from bridges, but the best news we could ever ask for.
'We already love our little bundle of joy so much… and can't wait to see what our future will now look like as a family of three plus Leo. It has been a wonderful journey so far with good friends and family and almost over, but we have learned a lot along the way…. Christmas is about to get even louder.”
Romance: Oti and Marius met in Germany during a dance test and participated in several competitions together. Marius popped the question in 2014 and they got married that same year
Dancers: Although Marius hasn't followed in his wife's footsteps with Strictly, he's no stranger to TV, having appeared in two seasons of German show Let's Dance (both pictured in 2022)
Oti openly admitted her own fertility problems after announcing she was pregnant with her first child.
Talking to her Instagram followers, Oti shared that she and Marius had taken a break from trying to conceive as their hopes for a child dwindled.
Oti and Marius met in Germany during a dance test and participated in several competitions together.
Marius asked Oti for Oti's hand in marriage in 2014 on his birthday, and the couple tied the knot that same year.