Petra Ecclestone gives birth to a baby girl

Petra Ecclestone is now a mother of four! Heiress gives birth to ‘beautiful’ baby girl as she welcomes first child with proud fiancé Sam Palmer

  • The heiress, 31, has welcomed her first child with fiancé Sam Palmer last month
  • Sam took to his Instagram Stories to announce the arrival of their bundle of joy, hours after a selfie with Petra showed she no longer had a baby bump
  • In sharing the news, recruitment consultant Sam didn’t reveal the baby’s name
  • Petra is already mother to three other children, Lavinia, seven, and twin boys James and Robert, both four, from her marriage to ex-husband James Stunt 
  • Blonde beauty Petra and Sam got engaged on New Years Eve in 2018, one year after she announced the breakdown of her marriage to businessman ex James 
  • Baby’s arrival comes as Petra’s 89-year-old father Bernie Ecclestone revealed that he is expecting a baby in the summer with his Brazilian wife Fabiana Flosi 

Petra Ecclestone has given birth to a baby girl, her fiancé Sam Palmer revealed on Instagram on Sunday afternoon.

The 31-year-old heiress’ fiance, 36, took to his Instagram Stories to make the announcement, revealing that they welcomed their child into the world last month. 

Recruitment consultant Sam’s message read: ‘I have received lots of messages asking when the baby is due. We had a beautiful daughter a few weeks ago.

Joyful: Petra Ecclestone, 31, has welcomed her first child with fiancé Sam Palmer

‘Thanks for all the messages. Mother and daughter are both very well. She is yet to see the world, but I’ve told her she will one day if she behaves.’

It appears that the announcement was spurred on by a selfie of the new parents, which was shared on Sam’s Instagram account hours earlier.

The couple were seen basking in the sunshine together in the garden as they observed the government guidelines on isolation amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Snap: Her fiancé Sam Palmer shared a snap of the pair together in their garden on Sunday, hours before the baby’s arrival was announced, as fans questioned the lack of baby bump

Revelling in parenthood: Hours later, Sam returned to Instagram to reveal that they had, indeed, welcomed their daughter into the world last month

But eagle-eyed followers were quick to notice that Petra, who was resplendent in a plunging red patterned gown, appeared to be showing no sign of a baby bump.

Captioning the snap, which showed the heiress sporting white rimmed sunglasses and sporting a high ponytail, Sam wrote: ‘Enjoying the sunshine in the garden today.’

One day before her baby’s arrival was announced, Petra took to Instagram to reveal that she was struggling with the lockdown, particularly as it kept her apart from her 35-year-old sister Tamara, with whom she has a close relationship.

Sharing a snapshot of a rainbow-painted door beneath a blossoming tree, she wrote: ‘Being in lockdown isn’t necessarily “easy”, but it’s the right thing to do.

Lockdown: One day before her baby’s arrival was announced, Petra took to Instagram to reveal that she was struggling with the lockdown, particularly as it kept her loved ones

‘While there are aspects of my everyday “normal” life that I miss, I’m proud to be staying at home to support the NHS’s ability to handle this crisis, and to help prevent even more illness.

‘What are you guys missing right now about our former “normal” lives? For me, I miss my little niece, and my beautiful sister @tamaraecclestoneofficial.

‘I miss seeing my family and my friends, and I miss the simple things in life that now seem so far out of reach. This longing, though, is so, so worth it for what we’re helping to curve.

‘At the end of the day, I’m so grateful for the health of my my kids, my family and myself. My thoughts are with anyone who has fallen ill or suffered a loss of a friend or loved one throughout this ordeal.’

Proud: ‘We had a beautiful daughter a few weeks ago,’ wrote Sam in sharing the happy news

Petra’s sister Tamara confirmed she was expecting a baby in November last year.

The blonde beauty is already mother to three other children, Lavinia, seven, and twin boys James and Robert, both four, from her marriage to ex-husband James Stunt. 

Petra has given birth amid a particularly celebratory time, as her 89-year-old father Bernie Ecclestone revealed last week that he is expecting a baby with his wife Fabiana Flosi, who is due to give birth in the summer.

A spokesperson for Tamara told metro.co.uk: ‘Tamara is absolutely thrilled for them both’. They added she had know for some months.

Petra’s representative said the sisters were ‘delighted by the news and very happy for them’.

Oh baby! Petra’s happy news comes day after her 89-year-old father Bernie Ecclestone revealed that he is expecting a baby with his wife Fabiana Flosi. Pictured in September 2013

Bernie said he did not ‘see any difference between being 89 and 29’. The tycoon, who turns 90 in October and had three adult children, added: ‘You’ve got the same problems I suppose. It’s alright.’

The couple, who tied the knot in 2012, are staying at their farm in Brazil, where Flosi is from, and confirmed they were ‘obviously’ excited.

Bernie said: ‘We’re fine… We’re in Brazil at the moment so we have to wait a little while and see whether this little one is going to happen in Brazil or in England.’

In February, Petra celebrated her pregnancy with a pink Minnie Mouse themed baby shower, where she sported a pair of mouse ears and a butterfly print dress. 

Family: Petra is already mother to three other children, Lavinia, seven, and twin boys James and Robert, both four, from her marriage to ex-husband James Stunt. Pictured with Sam

The Formula 1 heiress looked radiant in a pink gown – complemented with Minnie Mouse ears – as she arrived at the celebratory event thrown by her sister Tamara, who arrived with her daughter Sophia, five.

As the proceedings wound to a close, Tamara took to Instagram to share a series of snapshots from the baby shower, which displayed the pink colour scheme. 

In one shot, an elegant table setting showed that guests dined at a pink illuminated candlelit table, which included gold-tinged menus.

Included on the menu were a choice of whole Dover sole or chicken Milanese, while the sweets selection was billed as ‘sugar and spice and all things nice’.

Mama! Petra’s new arrival is her fourth child. She documented her pregnancy on Instagram

Lavish! In February, Petra celebrated her pregnancy with a pink Minnie Mouse themed baby shower, where she sported a pair of mouse ears and a butterfly print dress

Guests were also treated to a healthy supply of champagne as they toasted the baby’s imminent arrival.

Her sister Tamara described the celebratory event as an ‘afternoon full of love’ as she shared the series of images on her Instagram account.

In February, Petra’s fiancé Sam shared a sweet snap of the pregnant heiress on Instagram as she adorably balanced her laptop on her baby bump.

The recruitment consultant, 36, shared his excitement at the upcoming birth of his first child as he revealed the baby is ‘kicking hard’. 

Glam: Petra looked radiant at the celebratory event thrown by her sister Tamara, who arrived with her daughter Sophia, five (pictred)

Fit for a princess! In one shot, an elegant table setting showed that guests dined at a pink illuminated candlelit table, which included gold-tinged menus

The couple announced their engagement on New Year’s Eve 2018 – just over a year after her break-up with businessman James.

Their divorce was finalised in October 2017, after six years of marriage. Recruitment consultant Sam is the best friend of Tamara’s husband Jay Rutland, 38.

Petra previously said of their meeting: ‘It was so unexpected. I ­randomly bumped into him when he came to LA to visit Jay. 

‘I honestly thought I was going to turn celibate, or into a lesbian. You meet someone when you least expect it or when you don’t want it… that’s always when it happens.

Cute: In February, Petra’s fiancé Sam shared a sweet snap of the pregnant heiress on Instagram as she adorably balanced her laptop on her baby bump

Connections: Recruitment consultant Sam is the best friend of Tamara’s husband Jay Rutland

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