Billie Piper and Laurence Fox welcome second son together


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By Sarah Bull and Sara Nathan

Billie Piper and Laurence Fox have welcomed their second son together.

The 29-year-old actress, who is already mother to three-year-old Winston, is said to be doing well after the birth.

Laurence tweeted yesterday: 'One born every minute. We had our minute today. Couldn't be happier. Beautiful boy. Everything fine.'

Happy news: Billie Piper and Laurence Fox have welcomed their second son together

The pair have yet to reveal a name for their newborn son.

A friend said: 'Mother and baby are doing extremely well. Billie and Laurence are thrilled to bits.'

Billie's pregnancy was even written into her latest theatre role in Neil LaBute’s play Reasons To Be Pretty.

Michael Attenborough, who directed the production, said Billie had ‘very generously offered to withdraw’ from the show after discovering she was expecting.

But he added: 'Billie was Neil LaBute’s and my first choice for the part - and fortunately the character is pregnant - so with a bit of judicious re-writing we’re all delighted she’ll be with us.

Growing family: The couple are also parents to three-year-old son Winston

‘I told her that I’d love her to do it and she just wept on my shoulder. She thought that was it. She was thrilled.'

Shortly after Winston's birth in 2008, Billie revealed she was keen to have more children with Laurence.

She said: 'I used to want a big family, but now I am wondering if it would be OK if Winston was an only child!

'Seriously, I would like to have three children. I’m thinking of having two close together and leaving it a while, then having another.'

Billie added of motherhood: 'It’s really hard to put into words just how fantastic being a mum is. I really do love it. Life is so much better for having had Winston and I feel warmer as a person.'

Meanwhile, Laurence said in a recent interview that becoming father to Winston made him a better actor.

He told the Daily Telegraph: 'Becoming a parent gives you access to a whole world of feeling. It gives you a much stronger sense of life and death: becoming a father made me realise my own mortality.'


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