The Vampire Diaries star Claire Holt welcomes baby girl and shares first photo: ‘We are so grateful’

The Vampire Diaries star Claire Holt has welcomed her second child (Picture: Instagram)

The Vampire Diaries star Claire Holt has welcomed her second child.

The Australian actress, 32, confirmed the birth of her baby girl in an adorable Instagram post, telling fans that she is feeling ‘so grateful’ after her daughter’s safe arrival.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Claire treated fans to the first photo of her newborn and is seen cutely planting a kiss on her daughter’s nose in the snap.

In the caption, she confirmed her little girl’s name is Elle, while revealing she had endured a gruelling 27 hour labour.

Claire wrote: ‘She’s here. Our sweet girl, Elle. After 27.5 hours of labor, she flew into the world and expanded our hearts.’

The star gushed: ‘We are so grateful for our healthy baby and cannot wait for her to meet her big brother.’

Ahead of giving birth, Claire had shared a pregnancy update at 35 weeks and told fans she was so ‘excited’ to meet her little girl, but admitted she was worried about having a newborn on her hands again.

’35 WEEKS. I’m excited to meet this little girl but I’m SO anxious about losing it again. The recovery, sleep deprivation, feedings, 2 kids 17 months apart, a pandemic… It’s a lot,’ Claire said.

‘I know how lucky I am and I know each stage is temporary, but I’m still feeling stressed about how I’ll cope mentally. I think it’s important to share that I have always had help. I never want to pretend that I do it on my own (I am completely in awe of women who do).

‘That being said, I still felt overwhelmed, embarrassed/guilty that I was struggling, and not at all like myself after I gave birth. Did anyone have a totally different postpartum experience the second time? Tips?.’

Claire shares daughter Elle with husband Andrew Joblon and the pair are already parents to one-year-old son James, who they welcomed in March 2019.

She and Andrew married in 2018 and are already parents to one-year-old son James.

She was seen recently celebrating her second wedding anniversary with Andrew – posting a throwback photo from the couple’s big day on Instagram and joking: ‘The topic of our most significant argument during quarantine/pregnancy was pasta (I still don’t think @ajoblon offered me any but I’ve moved on because I’m very mature).

‘I’d say that’s a sign of a damn good marriage! Happy anniversary to my soulmate and best friend. There’s no one else in the world I’d rather be stuck inside with. I love you beyond ❤️.’

Fans will best know Claire for starring in The Vampire Diaries as Rebecca Mikaelson alongside co-stars Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert), Ian Somerholder (Damon Salvatore) and Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore).

She went on to star in spin-off show The Originals, which focuses on hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (played by Joseph Morgan) and the original vampire family.

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