Michael Greco, who is already a dad to son Gianluca, two, has announced that he is preparing for baby number two next summer in a sweet social media post.
The actor, who is known for his role in EastEnders where he played Beppe di Marco between 1998 and 2002, shared the joyous news via Instagram with an ultrasound snap.
He is in a relationship with Helen Harris, but didn't mention her in the snap, writing: "Absolutely over the moon to announce another Baby Greco is on the way. My beautiful boy Gianluca cannot wait to see his younger sibling. Thank you God for giving me another miracle baby. See you in June bubba. Xxx"
The actor also shared the snap to his Stories, writing: "See you in June Daddy' to his 51.8K followers.
It comes after Michael went through turmoil during the birth of his son Gianluca, who was welcomed into the world via a complicated birth in 2021 which saw the tot "fighting for his life".
The newborn spent seven weeks in the hospital after undergoing life-saving surgery after he was born prematurely with a condition called Gastroschisis, a type of abdominal wall defect.
This left Michael also worried for partner Helen, who suffers with autoimmune disease Lupus, and her health. "The actor explained: "It can affect very badly. She got Lupus through her second child, so she's had it for twelve years now".
In mid-August 2021, Michael delightedly revealed the news that his newborn son was finally being discharged from hospital seven weeks after his birth.
Taking to Instagram, Michael explained that the youngster was finally making his way home from the ICU unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
"Hi everyone, thank you so much for all your support over the last seven really tough weeks," the soap star began.
He added: "I've just had the most incredible news from the doctors that my boy is being discharged today. He's made an incredible recovery so soon, so strong.
"And I've just arrived at the hospital to take him home. So, thank you all so much for all your well wishes and incredible support. Great day."
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