The first First Dates baby has been born!


by Emma Dodds |
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Aarron Stewart and Ibiba Mudada met on First Dates just under a year ago - now they're SUPER in love and have even had a baby together!

When First Dates first graced our screens four years ago (can you BELIEVE it's been around that long?!), not one of us could have predicted what of a nationwide phenomenon it would become.

For those of us who are particularly nosey and interested in the lives of others (come on now, that's all of us isn't it), it offers a unique and tantalising look at one of the most awkward times in a person's life - a first date.

Ibiba Mudada and Aarron Stewart met on First Dates last June (Credit: Channel 4/ First Dates) ©Channel 4/ First Dates

It's fantastic - you learn all about the lives of complete strangers, get to watch them actually go on a first date - a BLIND date, no less - and see the aftermath.

Did they make it? Didn't they make it?!

There are some couples that are paired together that just seem totally WRONG for each other, leaving you wondering how they could ever have been matched in the first place.

But there are some whose chemistry is undeniable and you just HOPE they'll still be together when you go and stalk through Twitter afterwards.

Nope? Just us?

They're still together a year on... (Credit: Channel 4/ First Dates) ©Channel 4/ First Dates

Ok, maybe not everyone is as nosey as us, but the ever-growing popularity of the Channel 4 show would beg to differ.

One particular date where the chemistry was on FIRE was between two single parents - Aarron Stewart and Ibiba Mudada.

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The two revealed they were expecting a baby last year (Credit: Channel 4/ First Dates) ©Channel 4/ First Dates

Aarron won the hearts of the nation as he decided to come on the show to reform from his prison past, and Ibiba was left heartbroken when her relationship with her childhood sweetheart and father of her child ended badly.

But watching the two on the show last June, you wouldn't have thought they'd only just met. They seemed literally PERFECT for each other.

And, as it turned out - they are.

Just under a year later, they're still together - and they've had a BABY too! The first First Dates baby has been born! What a story to tell the grandkids.

Speaking to MailOnline, the couple explained that although it was an "untraditional" and "fast" relationship, they were perfectly happy. The pair's date was filmed on 10 June but by the time it aired on 31 October, Ibiba was already pregnant.

But they don't care at all. Ibiba said: "That is the nature of modern Britain. Things move at a much faster pace these days."

Ibiba, 28, gave birth to her and 32-year-old Aarron's first child together on 22 April - a baby girl named Aziza, which means "Precious", weighing an above-average 9lbs 4oz.

The new mum, who also has 10-year-old Chenai from a previous relationship, said: "We barely put her down. She is the star in our home now."

Rightly so. How many other babies can say they were born out of a TV show?! Or even cuter, how many babies can literally go back and watch the moment their parents first clapped eyes on each other?

Even Fred from the First Dates restaurant was over the moon about the news!

Aarron, who is also father to Latham, six, and Tia, nine, from a previous relationship, explained that they are now planning to buy a house together and get married.

Ibiba gushed over her beau: "Our decision to go on First Dates was the best of our lives. Very few people are lucky enough, as we are, to be able to sit down and watch over and over the very first second we set eyes on each other. We both genuinely believe it was practically love at first sight.

"When we are pensioners I want to be able to remember that first moment and recall the way my heart skipped a beat the instant I saw Aarron."

The couple are totally in love (Credit: Channel 4/ First Dates) ©Channel 4/ First Dates


Congratulations to the family!

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