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It’s a girl! Home and Away’s Mark Furze welcomes first child

The actor turned Voice star and his wife Laural just announced the happy news.
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Former Home and Away star Mark Furze and wife Laural have shared their delight of becoming parents, announcing the birth of their baby, a daughter named Soma.

WATCH: Mark and Laural Furze reveal pregnancy

Taking to Instagram to announce the happy news, Mark wrote: “There’s no greater right of passage a human can go through than labour and giving birth. The gravity of how unexplainably challenging and profound it is holds a power I didn’t know existed.

“It truly is a Caterpillar-Butterfly experience.

“Bursting with love and gratitude, I share with you our daughter, Soma. I have been blessed with another incredible lady in my life and a new ability to see beauty in this world that I was not ready to discover until now.

“Lollie, thank you for choosing me to partner you on this journey. I’m in awe of you and I promise to be the best husband and father I can be 💕

The couple first shared the happy news of their baby-to-be with their followers in June, with Laural uploading a video of herself surprising her beau.

“Some big news. I am pregnant,” Laural said in a piece to camera before cutting to a sign she had made for The Voice star Mark which read: “Welcome home Daddy. Let’s try this again. I love you.”

The sweet footage then featured Mark walking into the room containing the sign and showed his overjoyed reaction as he embraced his wife.

Captioning the post, Laural wrote: “Our hearts are bursting with so much love and joy ♥. Baby Furze coming Late December 2021.”

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Congratulations! Mark and Laural Furze have welcomed a new addition! (Credit: Instagram)

In 2020, Mark and Laural endured a heartbreaking miscarriage 10 weeks into the pregnancy and candidly spoke about their ordeal on social media at the time.

“It’s difficult to open up and post the hard stuff on social media but it doesn’t feel right only posting the good,” Laural penned.

“At my ultrasound we found out the sad news the pregnancy isn’t viable and I’ve had what’s called a missed miscarriage where my body still thinks it’s pregnant but the foetus hasn’t progressed.

“I’m currently at the hospital waiting to have a D&C procedure to help my body along with the process,” she added, referring to a dilation and curettage procedure involving tissue removal from inside the uterus.”

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Laural documented her pregnancy journey on social media. (Credit: Instagram)

In the lengthy post, Laural continued to explain her reasons for being so open.

“I wanted to share this because it doesn’t feel right just pretending this huge life event hasn’t happened to us. I want to respect it and be open about it,” she wrote.

“Women should feel more comfortable to talk about pregnancy loss and that’s another reason I felt compelled to share my story.”

WATCH: Mark Furze’s best moments in Home and Away (Story continues after video)

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Mark is best known for competing on The Voice (left) and starring on Home and Away (right). (Credit: Channel Nine/ Channel Seven)

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