Jordan Banjo and girlfriend Naomi Courts welcome daughter and reveal her name

Deepika Rajani
Contributor
Jordan Banjo and girlfriend Naomi Courts have welcomed a daughter (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

Diversity star Jordan Banjo and his girlfriend have welcomed their second child.

Banjo and Courts, who already share a son - one year old Cassius - announced the news of their daughter’s arrival on social media.

The couple also used the opportunity to reveal the name they had decided to give their new bundle of joy.

Posting a picture of Courts cradling their daughter, Banjo added the caption: “So yesterday 23.7.2019 at 3.24pm weighing 8 pound 9, our little angel was born! @naomiella21 I cannot put into words the depth of love and respect I have for you, I can never repay the gifts you’ve brought into our lives with our 2 beautiful children.”

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He went on to add: “This time the process was so different than it was with Cass but you were so strong and amazing, thank you. So world please say hello to our daughter, Mayowa Angel Banjo! But we call her Mimi and so can you.”

Courts posted her own announcement on her Instagram page where she explained how the birth of her daughter was very different to how she welcomed her son into the world.

“Yesterday at 3.24pm, our baby girl Mayowa Angel Banjo made her entrance to the world weighing a very healthy 8.9lb!! She arrived via a planned c section due to being in a breech position throughout my whole pregnancy.

“It was a very different experience physically and mentally to the water birth I had with Cass and I will in time share my birth story with you guys, but for now I’m gunna take a few days to enjoy this moment with our precious baby girl. a quick thank you to @jordbanjo for being my rock throughout this very emotional journey and being the best daddy to both Mimi and Cass. I love you all so much x.”

Fans were quick to share their congratulatory messages with the couple.

The arrival of their second child comes after Banjo joked that he had been planning to propose to Courts before they found out they were expecting.

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Speaking to The Sun, the dancer quipped: “At this rate we're going to end up with 13 kids and not going to be married. I was ready to propose when I found out she was pregnant...

“So I thought, 'OK, I'll wait until he's a little older and then I'll take Naomi away and surprise her with a proposal...

“Then when I started thinking about doing it again this year I found out she was pregnant again. Now she's convinced we're not going to get married.”