Gemma Atkinson cries as she and Gorka mark daughter Mia’s first birthday – admitting she ‘didn’t think she’d make it’

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GEMMA Atkinson poured out her heart on adorable daughter Mia’s first birthday as she thanked the tot for letting her be her mum.

The Strictly Come Dancing contestant, 35, shared an array of images taken throughout Mia’s first 12 months, ranging from her first snaps in the maternity ward to her playing inside their home gym.

Gemma and Strictly professional Gorka Marquez, whom she met on the BBC series, both posted gushing messages to their toddler on her special day yet Gemma’s Instagram posts gave a hugely emotional insight.

On her stories page, the Hits Radio UK DJ showed a clip of Gorka busy wrapping gifts in pink paper as she admitted the pair had had an “emotional meltdown” over Mia turning one.

In a later video, in her candidly blunt style, Gemma explained just why and wrote: “I think I’m so emotional because of how Mia was born.

“There was a brief moment in labour that I didn’t think she’d be here at all never mind have the most wonderful year!

“That and my period must be due because I never cry,” followed by a face-palm Emoji.

She then added: “Right I’m off to eat three white chocolate Magnums!”

Alongside her cute image montage, she added the words: “Feliz cumpleaños Mia! Your very first Birthday!!!!

“Thank you for choosing me to be your mum. You’re my everything. Making us so proud and keeping us laughing daily (even on little sleep).

“Me and papa love you ❤️ Enjoy your special day!”

Gemma has been juggling lockdown life and her radio show with her role as a mum of one – yet has still found time to train.

The star has no fear in posting sweaty workout videos to her Instagram page during which Mia, or her dogs, are often seen watching beside her.

She previously posted: “Mental and physical health is vital in these times! Don’t let yourself seize up and don’t just binge on tele. Read, do a jigsaw, play cards keep yourself stimulated.”

 

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