Mario Falcone has become a dad.

Mario Falcone

Mario Falcone

The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star has taken to Instagram to reveal that his fiancee Becky Meisner gave birth to their son on Friday (09.11.18).

He wrote: "Happy to announce the birth of our beautiful little boy PARKER JAX FALCONE.

"Weighing 7lbs 4oz. Both mummy and baby are fine. He is absolutely perfect! (sic)."

Becky wrote on her own page: "So happy to announce the birth of our little perfect son. Parker Jax Falcone, 7lb 4oz, Friday 9th November 9.47pm."

The couple were set to tie the knot later this year but were forced to postpone their wedding after they found out they were expecting their first child while on holiday in Barbados back in March.

Becky previously said: "We were trying for a baby for a while last year but it wasn't happening, so we decided to stop for a bit. Then a few months later I fell pregnant!"

Mario added: "We weren't taking any precautions, but we had stopped trying so obsessively. It was getting quite stressful so we decided we needed to relax a bit. But as soon as we went back to just having fun, she fell pregnant!

"It's been my dream to be a dad for a long time now, so I'm over the moon."

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star proposed to Becky last year in Santorini and they were planning to get hitched in August - having one ceremony in the UK and another in Italy - but they've now decided to put it off until next spring.

A source said: "They're not being flashy, it's been Mario's dream to get married in Italy and involve all his relatives over there. But the problem is there are a couple of family members here in the UK who aren't able to travel. Mario and Becky have decided they'll have a smaller, intimate wedding in Italy and then they'll have a bigger second wedding party in London with all their celeb friends and family."

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