Inside former Hollyoaks’ stars Emmett J Scanlan and Claire Cooper’s home with their baby boy
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Former Hollyoaks' actors Emmett J Scanlan and Claire Cooper met on the set of the soap and have gone on to get married and have a baby together.
The couple welcomed their first child together Ocean-Torin in July during lockdown and have shared glimpses of his life over the past few months.
The soap stars, who played Jacqui McQueen and Brendan Brady on the Channel 4 show, have also given their followers a peek inside the home they share together.
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Back in May, Claire gave fans a hint at what their then unborn baby was set to be named after sharing husband Emmett clinging on to a stuffed whale.
Sitting inside their bedroom which is decorated in all cream, with cream bedsheets, fluffy cushions, throws and cream curtains around their four poster bed, the animal fitted in perfectly with the decor.
"I think everyone needs a big fluffy albino whale … OBVIOUSLY it’s for baby Scanlan but it’s not left our bedroom just yet… it’s hanging out with us with it’s big wide apart dopey eyes & fluffy tummy & basically just being MEGA ~ big thank you @charlsabrina @lordjeremyvandyke Emmett is delighted with his new toy by @bigstuffed now we just need MORE!"
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Claire, who has been married to Emmett since 2015, documented the last few weeks of her pregnancy as she tried to take a photo with her husband.
She snapped her bump in a round mirror hanging on their bedroom wall as he peered in with a cream chair in the background.
Elsewhere in their home the cream theme runs throughout with rustic decorations like earthy pampas grass and plenty of plants.
Claire spoke about her pregnancy during lockdown saying how "tricky" it had been: "But I’ve also simultaneously been navigating my interior world at the same time. An interior world with new restrictions & limitations that are out of my control, the emotions have been wild! the pressure of the weight mentally & physically, nose bleeds ( oh the joy) the aches & pains, the shuffling to the edge of the bed trying to find the ground – Apparently I have short legs! @scandalous_13…
"A LOT of new curve balls everyday to process & surrender to – that’s my lesson & I’m learning from it & thankful. The responsibility to allow baby to feel safe & protected within me – I’ve definitely felt that … a lot …
"So cheers to where I am right now & to all the mamma to be’s & mammas who have just become, this is a crazy time we are in & we are in it together."
The couple, who also have a cat, have a huge back garden which gives them plenty of space to relax in during lockdown.
Emmett posted a snap of his pregnant wife earlier this year reclining in a chair outside in the distance alongside a cheeky caption.
"The mrs said I need to post more pictures of her, so…" and in another outdoor snap Emmett went topless in the sunshine while Claire sat beside him as they lounged on the grass.
Their living room has huge windows that streams light in with a comfy armchair in the perfect spot for Claire to breastfeed her son Ocean-Turin.
Sharing a sweet snap of her with her son on her lap she wrote: "I maybe tired & drinking too much cold tea but thank you for choosing me."
During lockdown Emmett, who also appeared in The Fall alongside Gillian Anderson, also made good use of his home gym.
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The actor snapped a sweaty topless post-gym selfie as he leaned against a mirror, showing the space which was filled with equipment as well as a punch bag.
"Feel obliged to post this for a number of reasons… 1) The Mrs told me (she didn’t) .2) I had no idea it was been taken (I set it on a timer) .3) it was a one taker (it took 10) and finally 4) I have very supportive mates who like when, on the rare occasion, I post topless content (I don’t).
Yet no matter how hard I train (and I do) I’m basically what @tom.hopperhops would look like if he had more than 3 cheat days a week & drank Gin on tap… Sidenote, I’m having another kid very soon (well she is) and once that little plonker is born all this Quarantine hard work will be gone…. SO STOP JUDGING ME!!! (I can hear you)"
Emmett also gave a glimpse of their kitchen when he posted about cracking open a bottle of Champagne for celebratory reasons.
The dad of two, who also has daughter Kayla from a former relationship, wrote: "Tradition means I keep a bottle of fizz on standby for that good news that’s coming, that’s already here...Quarantine meant believing was harder. Twitter meant it was almost impossible.
"Whatever your poison, keep it chilled, keep it ready, keep believing & always give thanks.."
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