Congratulations to the happy couple!
In the few years that First Dates has been a part of our lives, we’ve seen a good deal of genuine, successful relationships come out of it.
We’ve seen plenty of first kisses, some cute snaps from coupled-up holidays and an engagement – and now, we have our very first First Dates baby!
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Couple Ibiba Mudada and Aarron Stewart met on the show in 2016, and less than a year after their first meeting, they are not only in a bubble of romance, but they’re also feeling the glow of parenthood – as Ibiba has just given birth to their first child together.
They’re now the proud parents of a baby girl named Aziza, born on 22nd April 2017 weighing 9lbs 4oz – and in pictures from her very first photoshoot, it’s clear she’s an absolute cutie!
Their fateful first meeting was on 10th June 2016, and by the time their date was broadcast in October 2016, they were already expecting – so it’s clear they wasted no time in starting their family!
But while Ibiba, a care worker from Bristol, admits that the pregnancy was unplanned, she makes it clear that they were happy to hear the news nonetheless, and explained that things move at a faster pace nowadays.
‘It’s true that our meeting and the speed with which we’ve started a family is certainly far from traditional,’ 28-year-old Ibiba said in her chat with Mail on Sunday.
‘And it is hardly ideal to do everything so fast. But that is the nature of modern Britain. Things move at a much faster pace these days.’
Both Ibiba and Aarron have children from previous relationships, and are clearly excited to be bringing their little one
‘Right now Aziza is the most important thing in our world,’ says Aarron, 32.
‘But convention and tradition are both very important to us so buying a home and getting married will be our next goals.’
We wonder whether maitre d’ Fred Sirieix will be getting a save the date in the post any time soon… congratulations to the happy couple!