Strictly star melts hearts as she introduces former partner to newborn baby
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 08
Vito Coppola has met Fleur East’s baby and hearts have melted (Picture: Instagram)

Prepare to have your heart melted thanks to , who reunited with her former partner for a very special occasion.

The 2015 runner-up was paired with Vito Coppola, 31, on the 2022 series of the dance show, and the pair made it all the way to the final following a string of epic performances.

Over a year later and they’re closer than ever, with introducing dance star Vito to

Fleur, 36, with her husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, 35, in March, with a dramatic labour meaning she gave birth on her living room floor.

Thankfully, Nova is one happy and healthy baby and is more than enjoying cuddles from her mummy’s famous pals.

Documenting Vito’s visit, Fleur took to Instagram to share the cutest snaps.

So cute! (Picture: Instagram)
The pair are already besties (Picture: Instagram)

On Sunday (April 7), Fleur joked that Vito – who won Strictly 2023 with Ellie Leach – was Nova’s ‘crazy uncle’.

She added that the two are already thick as thieves.

Alongside a selfie of the three of them, with Fleur and Vito beaming, she penned: ‘Nova’s crazy uncle Vito came to visit and it’s fair to say, they get on well’.

Another photo captured Vito grinning from ear to ear as he held the little one up to his face.

‘Best friends!’, Fleur sweetly wrote.

Fleur confirmed the safe arrival of her first child last week with a photo showing her out and about with the bundle of joy cuddled into her chest.

‘And just like that, our baby girl, Nova, is here!!’, the singer began in her caption.

Fleur and her husband welcomed Nova last month (Picture: Instagram)
The Sax hitmaker gave birth on her living room floor (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Our daughter entered the world via squat position into the arms of my Husband and I on our living room floor! 🤣 One day I will share my birth story with you (what a RIDE!), but for now, we are resting and doing well.’

Fleur went on to thank the ‘amazing’ midwives who were ‘by my side’, as well as her birthing partners and family.

‘It really does take a village!’, Fleur exclaimed.

She concluded: ‘So grateful to God for this blessing. Our little Nova was born on the 22nd March and it feels like she’s always been here. ❤️😘🍼✨’

Following her daughter’s birth, Fleur was inundated with messages from her Strictly castmates, with Johannes Radebe commenting: ‘Congratulations to you both. 😍❤’

‘So happy for you both!😍😍 xxx’, wrote Tess Daly.

‘CONGRATULATIONS FAM!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉’, commented AJ Odudu.

Judge Motsi Mabuse penned: ‘❤❤❤ congratulations mommy ❤❤❤’

Sax hitmaker Fleur have been together for over a decade, as they started dating in 2010 after meeting in a bar in 2009 when he was working as a waiter.

Fleur was dating someone else at the time, but the pair reconnected a year later and tied the knot in June 2019 in Morocco.