When was Michelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks’ wedding as they welcome son?



Michelle Hardwick has given birth to her first baby (Picture: Instagram/Getty)

Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick has given birth to a baby boy with her producer wife Kate Brooks.

The little boy is the couple’s first child and they have called him Edward “Teddy” Peter Brooks.

Announcing their arrival of their son, Michelle took to social media to post a few snaps for the newborn along with the caption: ‘ Welcome to the world Edward “Teddy” Peter Brooks, born Friday 9th October. We are so in love with you Teddy’.

Kate and Michelle first revealed they were expecting back in April with a sweet post on Instagram of their dog, Fred, alongside Kate showing off her bump and the caption: ‘Fred’s big brother duties commence in October #BabyBrooks’.

Who is Kate Brooks and how did she meet Michelle Hardwick?

Kate Brooks is one of the producers who works on the soap Emmerdale for ITV. Before working on Emmerdale, Kate used to work behind the scenes as a storyliner for Hollyoaks. She has now worked on Emmerdale for three years.

Kate and Michelle met through work, with Michelle appearing on-screen in Emmerdale and Kate working behind the scenes.

The pair confirmed their romance on National Coming Out Day in 2018, which occurs annually on October 11.

Who does Michelle Hardwick play in Emmerdale?

Michelle plays vet Vanessa Woodfield in Emmerdale. Michelle’s character is the daughter of Frank Clayton and half-sister of Tracy Metcalfe.

Veterinarian Vanessa Woodfield, played by Michelle, was revealed to have bowel cancer during lockdown. (Picture: ITV)

The actress has played the role of Vanessa since 2012 and went on maternity leave in the summer of 2020 while pregnant with Teddy.

When was Michelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks’ wedding?

Michelle married soap producer Kate at Elvis Presley’s mansion in Memphis in September 2019.

Sharing snaps from their ceremony in Tennessee, Kate captioned photos from their Graceland ceremony: ‘In over 100 degrees heat, on Tuesday 10th September, I became Mrs Brooks.’

The couple tied the knot just nine months after getting engaged. Michelle popped the question in December 2018 in a proposal that she revealed took ‘months of planning’.

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