A little ray of sunshine has entered the lives of celebrity chef Matt Golinski and fiancee Erin Yarwood, with the couple welcoming a beautiful baby girl together last week.
You may remember that the former Ready, Steady, Cook star Matt survived – and has spent many years recovering from, no doubt is still recovering from – a fire that tragically killed his family.
Matt’s wife Rachel, his 12-year-old twin daughters Sage and Willow and his 10-year-old daughter Starlia all lost their lives in the 2011 Boxing Day fire.
Matt survived the fire, but suffered burns to 40 percent of his body. A December 2015 report, Coroner Terry Ryan found that the likely cause of the fire was a faulty power board or Christmas lights.
Fast forward to now and we find Matt and his new partner, personal trainer Erin Yarwood welcoming their first child together. Their little girl Aluna Bennie arrived on Wednesday and excitingly, they’ve started baby spamming social media with her cute little face already!
Matt confirmed Aluna’s arrival has shifted things dramatically in the very best ways:
“Introducing Aluna Bennie Golinski. There’s truly no words to describe how happy I am right now. She is perfect,” he posted alongside the very first adorable baby snap the couple have shared publicly. We could not love it more.
Outpouring of love
Matt’s supporters and followers are also delighted by this lovely news. They posted hundreds of heartfelt congratulatory messages on social media in response to Aluna’s birth.
“Congratulations Matt. She is so adorable. Wishing you and your fiancée all the happiness with your little bundle of joy.”
“Congratulations to you both. You are so deserving of every happiness.”
“Best news story for a long time, congrats!”
“You deserve all the happiness in the world. Enjoy every minute.”
We’re so heartened to hear this lovely news as well.
Sending a super-huge congratulations to Matt and Erin.
Welcome to the world, little Aluna!