Thursday, 22 May 2008
Tina Hobley Introduces Baby Olivia
Holby City star Tina Hobley star gave birth to her daughter Olivia Kitty Alice Wheeler by elective Caesarean at London’s private Portland Hospital on Friday 18th April. She was born ten days early and weighed a dainty 7lb 30z. Tina was accompanied at the hospital by her husband Oli Wheeler, 38, a PR executive.
Olivia is Tina’s second child, she has another daughter, Isabella, 9, from her first marriage to Steve Wallington.
Speaking exclusively to Hello! magazine, Tina, 37 said: “It was as perfect as it could have been. We had John Lennon’s Working Class Hero playing in the background and everyone was relaxed. She appeared within five minutes and they pulled the screen down so I could see the whole thing.”
“Oli surprised me because he filmed everything. I didn’t think he would be brave enough and expected him to be sitting next to me holding my hand, but he was in the thick of it, which was great because now we have fantastic footage of a very special moment.”
Holby City actress Tina will return to work just six weeks after giving birth. She explained: “It’s just the way it happened. I went off in January due to storylines, so I suppose I had my maternity leave before she was born. It will be tough going back, because the hours are 7am to 7pm, five days a week. But I am looking forward to it too.”
“I want to go back and show that I can do it all: that I can be a mother of two, do these hours and handle more dramatic storylines.”
Read more in Hello! out now