Former Doctor Who star David Tennant and his actress fiancee Georgia Moffett were last night celebrating the birth of a daughter.
And the baby, named Olive, will not only have an ex-Time Lord for a father but also a grandfather – Miss Moffett is the daughter of Peter Davison, the fifth actor to play the Doctor.
Over the moon: David Tennant and Georgia Moffett are celebrating the birth of their daughter, who they have named Olive
Tennant, 39, and Miss Moffett, who became engaged over Christmas, have remained steadfastly quiet about their relationship, but a friend said last night: ‘Georgia and David could not be happier, Olivia is beautiful and their families are over the moon.’
‘They did very well in keeping everything very nearly private and keeping things under wraps. Georgia was a lot more pregnant than people thought when the news first broke.’
Hand in hand: The happy couple take a stroll in January, when Miss Moffett's baby bump was clearly visible
Mr Tennant had spoken openly about his desire to become a father last year, saying: ‘It feels an important thing to do and I’d hate to miss out on it. I’m only 38 but my parents had had three kids by this age and I have had none yet.’
His beloved mother Helen McDonald died of cancer in 2007 and he said: ‘My mum’s gone now but I feel very fortunate to have had the upbringing that I had and to have had the family around me that I’ve had.’
Where they met: The couple started dated after starring in an episode of Doctor Who during 2008
Peter Davison played the Doctor from 1981 to 1984, in which time Georgia was born to his first wife, U.S. actress Sandra Dickinson - who also appeared in Doctor Who.
Last night, a spokeswoman for Tennant refused to comment and said ‘I do not comment on my client’s personal lives.’