Fred Cook and Julie Jay announce the birth of their first child

It’s been an exciting year for comedians Fred Cook and Julie Jay. Earlier this year they announced their engagement and soon after that they were expecting their first child together.

This weekend they revealed they had welcomed a new addition to the family, a baby boy.

Posting to Instagram Fred shared; “Ted Cooke arrived at 3.15am on the 12th September. Mom and Baby are doing fantastic.”

“Massive thanks to the incredible frontline staff of Tralee General Hospital. We’re truly blessed. @juliejaycomedy”

Comedian Fred popped the question during the lockdown, but the happy couple decided to keep the good news to themselves for a number of months.

“Myself and Fred got engaged but we didn’t say it to anyone,” she said on The Shift podcast.

“We actually got engaged about three months ago. I forget because we didn’t tell anyone. We were like, ‘Who cares in the lockdown if you’re engaged’.”

“A couple of people messaged me to say ‘what’s on your finger?’ and so I told them. Tonight I’ll just send the WhatsApps to people. But I just forget about it.”

Julie reveals the ring was in his family for quite some time, before he decided to propose.

“It’s in his family, the ring. It’s just an older ring so it was essentially like a free ring,” she said.

The happy couple are expecting their first child together in a matter of weeks.

They shared their pregnancy joy on social media back in April, just before he popped the question.

Huge congrats to the happy couple.


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