Made In Chelsea’s Ollie Locke and husband Gareth dote on their newborn twins during a walk as they take them out in a double pram
Ollie Locke and husband Gareth doted on their newborn twins during a walk as they took them out in a double pram in London, on Friday.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 36, and his partner, 34, welcomed son Apollo Magnus Obi and daughter Cosima Emily Bex six weeks ago via a surrogate.
Ollie kept things simple in a plain white T-shirt teamed with black shorts and flip-flops, while shielding his eyes with large shades.
Gareth rocked a Mickey Mouse themed Gucci T-shirt with baby blue shorts and trainers, while carrying some belongings in a cross-body bag.
The family were joined by Gareth’s father David, who wore a bright blue linen shirt and yellow shorts for the outing to the Saatchi Gallery.
Doting dads: Ollie Locke, 36, and husband Gareth, 34, doted on their newborn twins during a walk as they took them out in a double pram in London, on Friday
Disney mode: Gareth rocked a Mickey Mouse themed Gucci T-shirt with baby blue shorts and trainers, while carrying some belongings in a cross-body bag
Low-key: Ollie kept things simple in a plain white T-shirt teamed with black shorts and flip-flops, while shielding his eyes with large shades
The MIC stars opened up about life with their newborns twins as they showed them off during a TV appearance on Friday.
Joining Christine Lampard on Lorraine, the pair told how despite being over the moon at finally being dads following a three-year journey, they admitted that the last few weeks have been ‘bloody testing’.
Their twins spent time in neonatal intensive care after being born prematurely at just 31 weeks.
Ollie and Gareth added that things haven’t been helped by the fact that their baby bubble has been interrupted by cameras while the pair film their YouTube series Daddy Diaries.
After Gareth noted the babies were ‘night owls’, Ollie explained how they’ve juggled fatherhood with filming their show, remarking: ‘Luckily with twins there’s two of us.
‘What makes things difficult is we’re filming all of this for our YouTube series. There were cameras in our faces and a fixed rig.’
To which Gareth confirmed: ‘The last few weeks have been bloody testing.’
The couple went on to detail the twins’ speedy arrival after surrogate Bex went into labour early, adding the tots needed extra ‘help’ when they were born.
Sweet: Ollie and Gareth looked utterly besotted with their babies
Taking it in their stride: The MIC stars are getting to grips with being first time dads
Grandad: The family were joined by Gareth’s father David, who wore a bright blue linen shirt and yellow shorts for the outing to the Saatchi Gallery
Delighted: Ollie spotted a friend during their outing
Colour pop: Ollie draped a baby pink knitted jumper over his shoulders
Good times: The family looked to be in high spirits during their outing
Ollie said: ‘We were out and about and got this call. Half an hour later she was 5 cm dilated. Then later she was 10cm dilated. She had a C section fairly quickly.
‘They were perfect. They were 31 weeks so they were early and just needed a little help. We were with them every day.’
According to the NHS twins usually arrive around 37 weeks, with doctors and midwives usually recommending a planned delivery from 36 weeks.
The arrival of the children was all the more special for the couple seeing as they suffered three heartbreaking miscarriages in what has been a three-year journey to become parents.
Gareth explained: ‘It’s been over three years, and last time we went through a miscarriage I thought maybe this isn’t going to happen. Nothing makes you more determined about wanting something.’