Mario Falcone has announced that he and his wife Becky have welcomed their second child together.
The former TOWIE star, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to confirm their jovial baby news, sharing that they have welcomed a baby girl.
He shared a sweet picture of his wife Becky, 33, and their first child Parker Jax, four, sitting in the hospital bed with their new addition to the family.
In an accompanying caption, he confirmed that he and Becky have named their daughter, who was born on Monday morning, Cali Roux.
He penned: ‘Cali Roux Falcone. The Falcone family welcomed a beautiful little girl into the world on 29/05/23 at 10.19am. She is perfect.’
Congratulations! Mario Falcone has announced that he and his wife Becky have welcomed their second child together
His celebrity pals and TOWIE co-stars quickly took to the comments section to share their heartfelt congratulations with the couple.
Billie Faiers wrote: ‘Congratulations to you all,’ while Georgia Kousoulou commented: ‘Aww congratulations.’
Frankie Sims also sent her congratulations while Ferne McCann penned: ‘Ahhhhhhhhhhh wow…..Cali. We can’t wait to meet her. Congratulations darlings.’
Vicky Pattison added: ‘Cannot wait to meet the little princess.’
Mario announced his wife Becky was pregnant with their second child in a podcast appearance with his sisters in December 2022.
He shared the news with his sister Giovanna Fletcher while on her podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby, alongside their other sister Giorgina.
‘This baby that’s coming, we had IVF,’ Mario shared on the podcast.
‘That was a really, really… I had this thing in my head when we were tying for baby two, we had this added pressure we were letting Parker down.
Baby news: In an accompanying caption, he confirmed that he and Becky have named their daughter Cali Roux while his TOWIE co-stars shared their well-wishes in the comments
‘He’s so ready for a sibling – when he comes home from his cousins and he loves being there, he then comes home and says “why haven’t I got a brother or sister?”.
‘That literally kills you as you’re like I can give you anything you want as my son, but this is the one thing I actually can’t give you.
‘So we both felt really guilty and time was flying by, it was getting a lot worse and it was putting a bit of pressure on our relationship.
‘We went to the fertility clinic again but this time we were a lot more, “we’re gonna have IVF”. Not because there was anything wrong, probably because of impatience.
‘And because of the added stress of impatience, nothing was happening.’
He also revealed that the pair experienced a devastating blow when they had a miscarriage prior to their pregnancy.
The former reality TV star explained that it happened over eight weeks after the embryo was planted during their IVF treatments.
Mario detailed: ‘She finally fell pregnant with IVF, and then we had one thing at seven weeks when she had a bleed, and I can’t remember what it was called but we went to go and have it checked and everything was fine.
‘A week and a half later, it happened again, and then we went in for a scan thinking it was all going to be fine, but it wasn’t and she had a miscarriage.
That was probably the hardest thing we have had to deal with in our relationship.
‘It’s a disappointment of yourselves, because we got really excited about telling our families at Christmas, we had little cards made that unfortunately arrived came the next day, and then telling Parker – but we hadn’t told him on that one.
‘Then it was obviously the process of that Becky needed to go to hospital on her own, and let it come out. I couldn’t be there for her – we wanted to keep things as normal for Parker as possible.
‘So we decided the best way of doing that was to spend the day with Parker.
‘It was six months of hope, injections, trying to get everything in the right place so that you could actually start the journey.
‘You just start envisioning everything – that baby would’ve been due in July, so we were going to cancel the wedding.’
The couple welcomed their first child, son Parker Jax, four years ago and tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Sorrento, Italy.