Jac's niece Neive says Dan is her favourite uncle. Nawww

Jacqueline Jossa‘s boyfriend Dan Osborne has clearly become an important part of her family.

The EastEnders actress, 22, shared a VERY cute Instagram video yesterday of her young niece Neive talking about her loved ones. And guess who got namechecked?!

In the clip, Neive can be heard saying: ‘Daniel‘s my favourite uncle.’ Nawww.

Jacqueline then asks the toddler: ‘Who’s your favourite baby?’ to which Neive replies: ‘Ella!’

Of course, Ella is Jacqueline and Dan‘s two-month-old daughter. The loved-up pair welcomed her on 15 February.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Dan and Neive‘s close relationship. Before Ella was born, Jacqueline said: ‘Neive is in love with Daniel so she’s made him feel more comfortable having a girl.

Dan chucks her up in the air and she climbs all over him – she loves it.’

And the feeling is mutual, with Dan adding: ‘I always wanted boys because when I go to Toys R Us I know what to buy, but with a girl I didn’t have a clue, but after being around Neive, she’s so cute.’

Dan is also dad to one-year-old son Teddy – whose mum is his ex-girlfriend Megan Tomlin – and has three brothers, which explains why he hadn’t had much experience with girls.

But after Ella‘s birth, he was totally smitten.

‘Having a girl is amazing as my side of the family it’s all boys. I’m one of four boys, I have Teddy, my brother has a boy, so I always assumed I’d just have boys,’ he said.

‘I’ve got an incredible little boy and an incredible little girl and I wouldn’t change it for the world.’

Jacqueline – who’s currently on maternity leave from her ‘Enders role as Lauren Branning – spent yesterday hanging out with both Neive and Ella.

She captioned an Instagram snap of herself with the two little ones: ‘😍girlie day💜💗 pepper pig and that!! 🐷.’

Sweet! 

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