Hold Back the River singer-songwriter James Bay has shared some very exciting news on his Instagram page as he welcomes his first child.

James announced that his long-term girlfriend Lucy had given birth to their baby girl last week, and thanked fans and followers for their well wishes.

Here’s everything you need to know about the situation…

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James Bay welcomes child with Lucy Smith

Singer James Bay has announced to fans online that he has welcomed his first child into the world alongside long-term girlfriend Lucy Smith.

In an adorable Instagram post, where you can see James and Lucy holding a tiny baby hand, the caption reads:

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“After all these years together as two, we’re so excited to be three! Last week Lu gave birth to our first baby, Ada Violet Bay. We are so in love and filled with gratitude and joy for this little miracle in our lives.”

James went on to thank everybody for their messages and well wishes.

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Who is Lucy Smith, James Bay’s girlfriend?

According to The Sun James Bay got together with girlfriend Lucy Smith back in 2007 after the couple met in Hitchin, where they are both from.

In 2020, James told the publication that Lucy is “the coolest person in the world,” and that the couple were “close friends” before they entered into a relationship together.

He also explained that it was Lucy who encouraged him to get into music in the first place, and said:

“Back in the day, we would be sitting in on a Wednesday night watching TV, and she would say, ‘Hang on, if you want to be a big artist one day, surely you should be out in some pub or club playing some songs right now.'”

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